Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag, designed the X2 Resort Kui Buri in Thailand.
Extending over several beachfront hectares on the Gulf of Thailand, X2 Resort Kui Buri (Hua Hin) enfolds its lucky visitors in just a little paradise on earth. It relaxes the eyes with uninterrupted sea views and engages the senses with a combination of indigenous materials and modern lines. This is feng shui meets utopian community in a design by Duangrit Bunnag, for whom simplicity means spatial economy and a lack of complication. Guests can absolutely unwind in 23 villas. These are largely identical with understated furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto the beach, yet a certain individuality lies in their proximity to the bordering terrace, adjacent pool and neighbouring garden areas.
The resort makes use of invisible wall design – what’s a craggy stone wall to one villa appears as a fence partition to another. Common areas include a large pool, indulgent spa, a fusion restaurant and roof terrace bar that overlooks the sparkling waters of the gulf and a tranquil white-sand beach untouched by development. A smooth wooden boardwalk meanders like a maze through the resort, each twist and turn revealing a new panorama in an environment of unfussed luxury and natural peace.