​Take a look at our design for Ao Nang Resort overlooking beautiful Krabi Bay in Thailand

Chapman Taylor has created a sustainable masterplan concept for a new hotel resort overlooking the picturesque Krabi Bay in Thailand.

The 12,300m2 Ao Nang resort is designed as a luxury destination for international visitors looking for adventure and activities in one of the most spectacular natural environments in the world.

The resort will provide a range of room types and sizes to cater for a wide range of guests, as well as cascading swimming pools and a beachside retail and F&B environment. Guests can also stroll along treetop walkways, mountain trails and beach paths between different areas of the resort and the numerous activity areas in the surrounding area.

The space and layout are arranged to direct all attention towards the exterior and the stunning sea views, captivating sunsets and beautiful landscape of Krabi – many of the public spaces, such as reception lobby, spa and all-day dining area are open-air, allowing for a sense of immersion in the surrounding lush forest and greenery.

The design of the resort takes inspiration from the famous limestone rock formations of Krabi Bay, using materiality which mimics the rough grey stone, the clinging green vegetation and the reflections of the turquoise water; exposed concrete walls, oversized wooden furniture and lush vegetation surround each of the sharp-edged concrete blocks.

The resort blocks are laid out in a manner reminiscent of the rocks in the nearby forest and emerging from the sea. The interior design brings the same visual language to the interior spaces and continues the grey, exposed rough surfaces around walls and floors.

Bamboo screens, wooden furniture and a neutral colour palette provide a calming environment, ideal for relaxation after long outdoor days sailing on the sea, climbing rock cliffs or hiking through the dense forests of the national park nearby.

Davide De Visdomini

Associate Director, Bangkok

Davide has over 15 years of experience working in architecture and interior design in Italy, Finland, China and Thailand. He has led many key projects in Europe and Asia, including large-scale residential, hospitality, mixed-use and luxury resorts for international clients. His strength lies in a deep understanding of local cultures and user experiences, using these to integrate the needs of clients with each local context.

Davide oversees the design of our projects in South East Asia, including both architectural and interior design, and he manages delivery for our clients alongside our different specialist teams.

Areas of expertise:

Hospitality / Residential / Mixed-Use / Workplace

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