Pining for home

They’re outside, in the bathroom and in the living room. Pines trees are everywhere at Villa Noi, which was separated into various sections – each made of different materials – to accommodate the surrounding forest in its interior.
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
We’re in Thailand, next to the Phang Nga bay, immersed in the most majestic natural scenery. The area is rich in calcareous formations from the last ice age that left sea stacks and islets rising from the ocean like monoliths.
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
In this context lays Villa Noi by studio Duangrit Bunnag Architect. A residence composed of various rooms made of different materials (bricks, sandstone, red marble, wood and glass), built not only to meet the requirements of the owners, but also to avoid chopping down the pines present around the villa by hosting them inside it.
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
Born in 1966, Bunnag has worked for Architects 49 Limited bwteen '96 and '99 as well as being a regular contributor at design, architecture and art magazine ART4D.
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
Studio Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited was founded in 1998 and today comprises a staff of 30 people and is situated at the 28° floor of the Siam Tower in Siam Square, in the Thai capital, Bangkok. To get to know more about its philosophy we recommend visiting Bunnag's blog.
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag

LTVs, Residence Villa Noi, Lancia TrendVisions, Duangrit Bunnag
Photos via dbalp.com

05 March 2012