The architect demonstrated a high level of tenacity and single mindedness to achieve a clearoverarching design aesthetics. The outcome is a stunning structure comprising of every conceivable element from the design toolkit – the soft furnishing, loose furniture, carpentry, lighting fittings and interiors. These were strategically put together with the same level of fervour.
The interiors are an affirmation and testament to the architect’s meticulous approach to design. It has become his signature of what the architect is reputed. The palette of assorted materials include bamboo, wood and stone gathered from the local to complement the traditional brick, timberwork and carvings of the conserved Ming and Qing dynasty houses. A singular Chinese inspired pattern was used to effect a similar aesthetic to the sliding screens, light fittings and sun-shading across the resort.
Much efforts went into the concealment of the HVAC system and light fittings, especially in the “antique villas”, so as maintain the “illusion” of conserved architecture. Overall, the interiors of the both the public and private spaces awash with natural light to produce an embodiment of the delicate balance between modern design and traditional Chinese architecture.