STATUS // COMPLETED 2010
CLIENT// LANYAN PROPERTY
LOCATION // PHUKET, THAILAND
The ten hillside apartments were on the slope and were approached by a driveway working its way up the hill. The apartments were all staggered in a piggy-back concept, whereby each apartment is stacked and set back over the one below. In this way, the timber and glass structures provide both protection and privacy with a small pool on each of the decks.
The plantation apartments are set in an existing rubber estate, with the aim of conserving the plantation as much as possible. This cluster consists of four garden blocks, each consisting of two ground floor, single level 2-bedroom units, and two 3-bedroom duplex units. Entry to the units is by a central, open staircase, going up one flight to reach the lower level of the 2-storey duplexes. A timber box contains all the bedrooms, while on either side of this box are double-height spaces which lead up to the living/dining spaces from where the ocean can be seen. These apartments provide large, open living areas and generous terraces and are set within a luxuriant landscape. The stepped profile of Lotus Gardens set a precedent for the next multi-residential project in Phuket, The Heights.