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2019 WAN Awards: Thailand Samui Butterfly Villa - GWP Architects

Copy taken from entry 2019
09 Aug 2019

Thailand Samui Butterfly Villa - GWP Architects is an entry in the Future Projects - Commercial category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

The project is located on a sloping half-hill of Samui Island, Thailand. It has a 180-degree sea view and covers an area of 6561.3 square meters and has a 5300 square meters construction area. The architectural form of the project resembles that of a butterfly resting and waving its wings. 

The buildings twist freely along the mountain and adapt to each other, which creates a 270-degree wide-angle seaview for all rooms of the villa. This twist also create a 40 meter long infinite pool for each villa, which forms the best villa experience in the area. To balance the elegance of the form and the luxury space experience, the project choose the wide slab structure and the cross beam structure, which allows a 7 meter long overhang. 

The design concept is inspired from the swing gesture of the local butterfly of Samui Island, extracted from its dynamic flying motion, generating the form of the building to fit all five villas within the site boundary perfectly. At the same time, the landscape is widened, bringing different special view to each building, and satisfy to make all rooms with seaview together with the 40 meter long infinity pool.

To see more amazing entries from this year’s WAN Awards please click here.

Key Facts

Architecture
GWP Architects
2019 Entry
Future Projects Commercial
Thailand

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