Hilltop Resort

Ko Samui, Thailand

In mid-2008 we were approached by Tony Morris (now in gaol in the UK for major fraud!) to master-plan and design a hilltop residential resort – consisting of eight uber-luxury villas + health spa and staff quarters – on the tropical island of Ko Samui, in the gulf of Thailand.

Our site analysis identified large areas of vegetation as well as prominent rock-shelves to preserve and enhance. The current master-plan maximises water views and privacy while providing a uniquely different site for each villa.

Early architectural research focused on the traditional Thai response to climate.


Project Team

Sam Crawford, Claire McCaughan, Amy Leenders, Hernan Alvarez, Leanne Borg, Lionel Teh

in association with Peter Rush and Jon Jacka