The Naked Residence by Marc Gerritsen

By Magaly • 32 mins ago

The Naked Home is a beautiful residential task made by Marc Gerritsen.

It is positioned in Ko Samui, Thailand and covers an region of 6,318 square feet.


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The Naked House by Marc Gerritsen:

“Photographer, architect and designer Marc Gerritsen desired to develop a house that supplied an genuine living encounter, a connection to the all-natural world and a retreat from city residing. Right after residing in Taiwan and doing work all above Asia for 8 many years, photographing numerous luxurious properties and 5-star hotels, Gerritsen began to tire of the opulence and the hustle and bustle. He identified himself craving a much more basic and meaningful architecture. It was then that he stumbled on a plot of land in Koh Samui.

Marc Gerritsen: The main thing about this location is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness. Existence in Taipei is really hectic, and I needed a spot to escape. I actually desired a quiet area and a amazing view. Possessing an open prepare residing room, with doors that can absolutely slide away, which look out at the pool and the ocean – that is one thing I’d been contemplating about for a lengthy time. With this plot, I was in a position to put the pieces of the puzzle collectively. The house was a return to the basic values in daily life: excellent clean air, broad-open area, quiet solitude. With these basic values you can be in a area that is uncluttered, and your thoughts can grow to be even now. That is also the purpose behind the quite simple resources that I have employed: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The focus is on the area rather than the materials.

I initially planned 3 stories: 2 bedrooms on the bottom the pool, residing spot and kitchen on the middle degree and an office on top. But I’ve added a bathroom on the living space degree, a laundry room and pantry. I wanted a basic kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, so the pantry is excellent for storage. I added a freestanding open-air bathroom, as the prime space became a magnificent master bedroom, which necessary an en-suite. The tank and plant area grew to become a huge open room with a swing bed, underneath the deck I extra a steam area, and the area under the bedrooms now houses an workplace and maid’s area. So it ended up becoming 5 stories – the result of a operate in progress.

My function over the final few many years as an architectural and interior photographer has taught me what not to do. Looking at all the exceptionally fine detailed properties I photographed in Asia. I thought: “is this genuinely needed to be comfortable? If i walk on a concrete floor or if i walk on a marble floor, is it going to make my residing knowledge so a lot greater?” No. You just need to have a floor to walk on. I am interested in a return to fundamentals, in a luxury monastic way of living.”

Photographs courtesy of Marc Gerritsen

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