The library hotel at KohSamui, Thailand

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An elegant minimalist structure set a lush environment on Thailand’s Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, The Library helps preserve coastal heritage property, while impacting minimally on its ecology.
Divided into 26 suite/studio cabins, the complex avoids the monolithic hotel-complex look, scattering discreet buildings in lush vegetation. Each cabin consists of a suite space on the ground floor and a studio upstairs, complete with ocean view.
All are within sight of old-growth trees that have been spared the developer’s bulldozer – the hotel’s extensive grounds cover 6400 m2. Designed as an outpost of casual elegance,

The main focus of this hotel is the library itself.
Rooms are finished in a bold color scheme that emphasizes red and gray elements against pure white walls and floor space, echoed by the red swimming pool and white library complex. The purity pays off: the old-growth forest and lively beach are there to be enjoyed without distraction.

The library space
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