Where: Kamala beach, Phuket, Thailand
Year of completion : 2008
Architect: Original Vision Ltd
Villa Amanzi, overlooking Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand, was designed by Original Vision Ltd. to appear to grow out of the rock cliff. Surrounded by stone and forest on three sides, the private villa boasts spectacular views of the Andaman Sea. A 15-meter infinity swimming pool, cantilevered over a massage sala, projects toward the ocean.
The defining elements are the rock and the view. The home grows out from the rock; the bedroom element rests between it and the wing that strikes the perpendicular, rising vertically from the slope. This composition defines the open living and dining space that is simply a transition between two garden areas.
At the main entrance or Entertainment Level, the principal open living and dining space forms the core of the entertainment function. The terraces, swimming pool, dining sala and barbeque area all refer and rely on this main space and together, complete the composition. Supporting this fiction are the kitchen, storage, laundry and staff areas.
Above the Entertainment Level is the main family Bedroom Level. The master suite is accompanied by a further three bedrooms, all of which, including their bathrooms, command uninterrupted ocean views. Sliding doors can be opened front and back to encourage the monsoon breezes to cool the rooms. Below the Entertainment Level, two further bedrooms, a private spa and a large games and family room complete the home on the Guest and Spa Level. It is from this level that access is gained to the steps leading to the rock pools and the ocean.
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