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Elegant and contemporary Serenity House by DBALP

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Bangkok-based architectural practice, DBALP, has designed the Serenity House project. The luxury home is located in Phuket, Thailand.

This three-storey private residence in Phuket is a second home for a small family: husband, wife, two children and two housemaids.

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“The prime requirement from the owner was a full panoramic view of the sea and the integration of the nature. The interior design consists of four bedrooms with bathroom, living room, dinner room, kitchen, garage for three cars and the infinite swimming pool.

“The project is perched on the slope of the mountain in Phuket. Since the site is located in a village, there are planning restrictions on the individual design by the local developer. Therefore, the sloping site becomes a point of departure for the concept. But how does the topography of the mountain turn into the architecture? To answer this question, an interesting technique that can open up the possibility of becoming architecture is to ‘graph topology’ from the site. In this way, the graph is drawn to respond to the slope of the site. Such technique on the slope analysis creates nine varieties of topological graphs as an alternative. This project demonstrates topological graph as a technique in order to design the condition, rather than condition the design. After this process, the ‘topological graph’ is interpreted as a sequence of abstract spaces and the uses. Therefore, the eight graphs are eliminated from the design process since only one graph can meet certain functional criteria and all requirements. The design develops into mass model study only insofar as it shows a sequence of space and investigates the differences of level on the sloping site.”

Images courtesy of the architects

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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October 9, 2014 | Property | View comments

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