The Villa Amanzi designed by Original Vision Studio in dramatic rock land in Phuket Thailand. The main natural elements of the project are the stunning view across the Andaman Sea and the dramatic seam of granite that defines the northern boundary.
Whilst using the house, constant reference is made to both. At certain locations one is almost forced to touch the rock; at others it is viewed from a distance, but it is always there inside and outside the house, an architectural constant. The view is the second constant that is venerated in all the major living spaces and it is brought into the home through the transparency and operability of the walls. The design of the home further emphasises these elements by seeming to grow out of the rockface. With all doors open, the bedroom bridge creates a covered living space with gardens either side that meld and cause the line between indoors and out to disappear and encourage a lifestyle and use of the home that is unashamedly modern but quintessentially tropical.
The provision and allocation of living space in the house is carefully distributed over the three main levels of accommodation. At the main entrance or Entertainment Level, the principal open living and dining space forms the core of the entertainment function. The terraces, swimming pool, dining sala and barbeque area all refer and rely on this main space and together, complete the composition. Supporting this function are the kitchen, storage, laundry and staff areas. Above the Entertainment Level is the main family Bedroom Level. The master suite is accompanied by a further three bedrooms, all of which, including their bathrooms, command uninterrupted ocean views. Sliding doors can be opened front and back to encourage the monsoon breezes to cool the rooms. Below the Entertainment Level, two further bedrooms, a private spa and a large games and family room complete the home on the Guest and Spa Level. It is from this level that access is gained to the steps leading to the rock pools and the ocean. Safety and security are crucial elements in being able to fully appreciate and relax in a home. Fortunately, Thailand is renowned for its hospitality and respect for personal safety. This has enabled Villa Amanzi to be designed as a very open and natural home. – Original Vision