A_Collective Architects // Corporate
Forage in the Mangrove
One Surin Cluster House
Traces of the Past
Three Dimensional Tapestry and Forage in the Mangrove are architecture for a luxury resort that successfully expresses cultural sensitivities, tropical design principles and enhancement of biodiversity while forming the basis of design language for the resort’s future renewal efforts. The former is a reception pavilion where guests can enjoy the seaview upon arrival and be exposed to the indigenous culture through the local motifs embedded in the pillars. Forage in the Mangrove is a dining terrace within the greenery so that guests take away more than just an enjoyable meal, but also a greater awareness of the natural habitat. Despite the busy nature of its surroundings, ONE SURIN is an enclosed villa sanctuary defined by a continuous terraced waterscape and lush lands. Faced with the design issue of wanting to create the best spatial experience on a limited budget, the Bespoke Hotel uses 3 stratum of vertical space of contrasting materiality to maximise the visual dynamism. Traces of the Past is a refurbished shophouse that expresses the duality of the past and present by taking real tangible elements of the old and reincarnating them in modern spaces.