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House, ‘Laguna’ Phuket, Thailand

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MWA provided concept designs for a new house on a key site within the Laguna community in Phuket. The House design facilitates easy, outdoor living, in keeping with ‘thai style’ lifestyle principles. The house also provides for the integrated display of  artworks. Visibility between major spaces and interconnectivity enhances the chance for casual surveillance of children, and improved connectedness between family members. Concrete is used as a key material for its aesthetic and thermal performance benefits; the heat lag through the high thermal mass material creates cool during the day for the house occupants. The house provides a modernist & minimalist design interpretation of traditional thai environmental design and habitation strategies. Reference is made to Geoffrey Bawa’s work in the Region, and the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe.