The Naked Home by Marc Gerritsen

Architect Marc Gerritsen has designed this amazing home for himself in Koh Samui, Thailand.

“The main thing about this area is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness. Lifestyle in Taipei is really hectic, and I essential a area to escape. I genuinely needed a quiet spot and a wonderful view. Obtaining an open program residing area, with doors that can completely slide away, which appears out at the pool and the ocean – that is something I’d been contemplating about for a prolonged time. With this plot, I was capable to place the pieces of the puzzle with each other.

The residence was a return to the fundamental values in lifestyle: very good clean air, wide open space, quiet solitude. With these simple values you can be in a space that is uncluttered, and your thoughts can turn out to be nevertheless. That is also the explanation behind the very basic resources that I have used: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The concentrate is on the area rather than the materials”.

“I originally planned 3 stories: 2 bedrooms on the bottom the pool, residing spot and kitchen on the middle level and an workplace on prime. But I’ve extra a bathroom on the living room degree, a laundry room and pantry. I wished a straightforward kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, so the pantry is very good for storage. I additional a freestanding open-air bathroom, as the best space grew to become a magnificent master bedroom which necessary an en-suite. The tank and plant space grew to become a large open room with a swing bed, underneath the deck I added a steam room, and the room beneath the bedrooms now homes an office and maid’s room. So it ended up currently being 5 stories – the result of a work in progress.

My operate more than the last handful of many years as an architectural and interior photographer has taught me what not to do. Searching at all the extremely fine detailed properties I photographed in Asia. I imagined: “Is this actually required to be cozy? If I stroll on a concrete floor or if I walk on a marble floor, is it going to make my residing experience so significantly far better?” No. You just want a floor to stroll on. I am interested in a return to basics, in a luxury monastic way of living”.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 March, 2014

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