X2 Kui Buri
- Monja Gentschow
When I travelled to Thailand, Hua Hin, a little while ago, I was lucky to get invted by the X2 resort in Kui Buri about 40 minutes in the south. I met the architect Duangrit Bunnag who was there on vacation himself and had about twenty students with him exploring his creation.+ Read More
Me in the middle, fascinated by that somehow weird but beatuiful architecture. What is very special about this site (and almost uncommon for hotels in Thailand): no trees were chopped down for the construction work. Quite the contrary: the hotel was planed around the trees, giving each one enough spaceto grow. To fit some houses in a rather small area, the architect designed domiciles that have no windows at the side, but are lit by a big front window facing the beach as well as transparent materials and open parts in the roof. Each building has a mystical pool with black tiles. Wandering around the compound, I had to stop every few metres to understand how and why the design works so well, but take a look yourself.
Text & pictures byMonja Gentschow