Architect Marc Gerritsen has developed this incredible property for himself in Koh Samui, Thailand.
“The primary issue about this place is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness. Life in Taipei is quite hectic, and I essential a area to escape. I genuinely wanted a quiet region and a wonderful view. Obtaining an open strategy residing area, with doors that can entirely slide away, which appears out at the pool and the ocean – that’s anything I’d been thinking about for a prolonged time. With this plot, I was capable to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
The residence was a return to the standard values in life: very good clean air, wide open area, quiet solitude. With these standard values you can be in a room that is uncluttered, and your thoughts can grow to be nonetheless. That is also the explanation behind the quite fundamental components that I have employed: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The focus is on the room rather than the materials”.
“I initially planned 3 stories: 2 bedrooms on the bottom the pool, residing region and kitchen on the middle level and an office on top. But I’ve additional a bathroom on the residing area level, a laundry room and pantry. I desired a straightforward kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, so the pantry is very good for storage. I extra a freestanding open-air bathroom, as the leading area became a magnificent master bedroom which required an en-suite. The tank and plant space became a huge open area with a swing bed, beneath the deck I added a steam area, and the space beneath the bedrooms now homes an office and maid’s space. So it ended up getting 5 stories – the consequence of a work in progress.
My perform in excess of the final few many years as an architectural and interior photographer has taught me what not to do. Seeking at all the extremely fine thorough properties I photographed in Asia. I believed: “Is this truly required to be comfy? If I stroll on a concrete floor or if I stroll on a marble floor, is it going to make my residing encounter so much far better?” No. You just need a floor to stroll on. I am interested in a return to fundamentals, in a luxury monastic way of living”.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 March, 2014
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