Sala Bang Pa-In is a resort situated in a rural landscape of Ayutthaya, Thailand, surrounded by the river on two sides. The design is a contemporary re-interpretation of the local rural landscape and intends to connect people to the life of the river and its atmosphere. The buildings are scaled down to be in grain with the surrounding local houses. The roofline of the clusters is corresponding to those of the surrounding villages. The materiality connects to the local materials and craftsmanship. Yet the architecture is contemporary in its life and spatiality.