But the offers much more that mere aesthetics as dark floor tiles reduce the glare from the ocean and high louvres keep the interior cool in a natural fashion. Rainwater tanks capable of holding 5000l of water provide the home with almost all of its water needs while passive heating and cooling techniques cut down on energy consumption. This not only makes life at this beachside home a lot easier but also adds to its sustainability quotient.
It is homes that interact positively with the world around them that serve you best in the long term and nestled on a seaside lot in Thailand the is one such private residence that draws you in with its unique form and ingenious silhouette. Designed by NPDA studio the stylish dwelling has a breezy casual vibe that makes it a perfect retirement home and a holiday retreat.
An open pavilion-style hall with large sliding glass doors brings the outdoors inside with ease even while offering unabated views of the lush green countryside and the waves in the distance.
In fact it is the outdoors that adds color magnetism and a sense of liveliness to a residence that otherwise seems restrained and understated. Large glass doors and windows coupled with drapes allow the homeowners to switch between unabated views and complete privacy with ease.
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.