LIMA DUVA RESORT

Prize Winner in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationBangkok, Thailand
CompanyIdin Architects
Lead DesignerJeravej Hongsakul
Design Team Sethapong Pisithwanish, Oak Sornnill, Jutiporn Taerattanachai,Jureerat Korvanichakul

Lima Duva is located on Samed island, Thailand. The island is a popular destination among modern couples who seek a place for romance, hence the phrase “Pai-Samed-Sed-Took-Raii,”( Go Samed, get a baby). In Thailand's 19th century literature, "Pra-Apai-Manee," was written by using this island as the setting for a passionate chapter. The design team took the notion that Samed island was generally perceived in relation to love and romance, thus the design development idea was to create a place that serves couples and their activities, while not alienating the family guests. Each unit has its semi-outdoor balcony acting as a divider from the adjacent unit to maximize the privacy. All ground floor units have access to the pool and a private Jacuzzi for two occupants. The color of the pool tiles gradually becomes darker at the Jacuzzi area to create visual privacy for the guests. The lobby was designed in a simple white geometric form located close to the main road, enclosing the courtyard and the existing trees. At the entrance guests need to bend down slightly as the space leads them in, gently revealing parts of the resort.