Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

• May 1, 2011

Australian designer Christina Saenz de Santamaria has completed the 5 executive tropical villas of Casas del Sol in Koh Tao, Thailand. The 5 villas are,

Casas del Sol Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs

The primary goal of Casas del Sol is to offer a refreshing new definition of the luxury beach bungalow experience. The fundamental design of the villas was inspired by the tropical climate of Thailand that blends both the indoor and outdoor environments together with the use of an outdoor terrace that integrates with the indoor open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas. Natural ventilation was an important element for cooling in the tropical heat with high ceilings, windows and large terrace doors.

A major style influence was the Mediterranean culture due to villa ownership from Spain. The crisp white walls and use of polished concrete is a direct echo of the modernised fincas of the Spanish Balearic Islands. However care was taken to incorporate local Thai elements such as native timber details and products.

Given that Koh Tao is a holiday destination, relaxation areas were given significant consideration with oversized cushion-filled day beds. And the use of moulded polished concrete elements, such as the day-bed base, bed base, kitchen and bathroom areas facilitate easy cleaning and maintenance for the holiday rental villas.

Due to big amount of the photographs, we’ve split the 5 villa types into each gallery page, please click on particular image to enjoy reading.

Villa of a Million Stars Saenz plusMOOD 04 1 600x400 Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Villa of a Million Stars of Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs | Photo by Ekapon Krobtong

Villa of Green Palms Saenz plusMOOD 04 600x399 Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Villa of Green Palms of Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs | Photo by Ekapon Krobtong

Villa of the Blue Sea Saenz plusMOOD 02 600x400 Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Villa of the Blue Sea of Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs | Photo by Ekapon Krobtong

Villa of the Full Moon Saenz plusMOOD 28 600x400 Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Villa of the Full Moon of Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs | Photo by Ekapon Krobtong

Villa of the Rising Sun Saenz plusMOOD 21 600x400 Casas del Sol | Saenz de Santamaria Designs

Villa of the Rising Sun of Casas del Sol, image courtesy Saenz de Santamaria Designs | Photo by Ekapon Krobtong

+ Project credits / data

Project: Casas del Sol
Location: Koh Tao, Thailand
Interior Designer: Christina Saenz de Santamaria
Company Name: Saenz de Santamaria Designs | http://www.saenzdesantamariadesigns.com/
Typology: House
Photographer: Ekapon Krobtong

+ About Christina Saenz de Santamaria

Christina Saenz de Santamaria is an Interior Designer from Australia with experience working in the field of commercial and residential projects within her home country. Establishing Saenz de Santamaria Designs in 2008, Christina has pursued an interest in tropical designs, which has culminated in her company’s first major project of the contemporary tropical villas of Casas del Sol in Koh Tao, Thailand.

 

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