This Hill-Side Retreat is Stunning and Soothing

By: Farida Helmy - Apr 7, 2014
References: marcgerritsen & freshome
Designed in a way to feel and look like an isolated hill-side retreat, this stunning space designed by architect Marc Gerritsen will make you drool.

Exuding tranquility and taking on its soothing landscape and surrounding, this hill-side retreat is located on the breathtaking island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The secluded enclave-like home was designed by the architect to be a sort of therapeutic getaway from urban life. Surrounded by just green, Gerritsen calls his creation the 'Naked House' because it's isolated and is designed in a way to encourage a more casual way of life.

"The house was a return to the basic values in life: good clean air, wide open space, quiet solitude. With these basic values you can be in a space that is uncluttered, and your mind can become still," says Gerritsen. "That’s also the reason behind the very basic materials that I have used: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The focus is on the space rather than the materials."