Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

ACA Architects cantilevered rainscreens manufactured from aluminium patterned to see adore wood from a hotel at the Dor-Shada Resort on the wing of Thailand as half of a original makeover.

The Bangkok-basically based architecture follow updated the five-storey hotel constructing for a shopper took that wished to charm to a younger clientele.

“Lightness is the first thought we wished to deliberately uncover for the length of our assemble task to revive the 10-twelve months-dilapidated burly concrete constructing to develop into lighter and extra in team spirit with the surrounding nature,” stated ACA Architects.

Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

Rainscreens challenge horizontally from each and every stage, forming a roof to the modernised balconies on each and every ground, extending further to present the hotel block an piquant profile.

The facade additions are purposeful too. The hotel block is oriented in a formulation which formulation one aspect of the visitor rooms receives whine sunlight in the summertime, heating up the rooms. Storms additionally lash the constructing for the length of the moist season.


ACA Architects painted the concrete dismal to contrast with the steel ingredients, which see adore wood however are lighter and stronger.

Accurate trees aspects on the original balconies, which maintain been given a worn twist with a half cowl of wood poles.

Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

“The vertical screens in front of the room balcony are fabricated from lathe trees with Thai internode pattern by using worn woodturning techniques,” stated ACA Architects. “All of them maintain been made by local villagers.”

Glass balustrades fence off the balconies, which maintain been changed from a dated bay vogue to a extra original field form with unobstructed views.

Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

Having a extra open balcony vogue permits sea breezes to reach the rooms, and the daylight hours dappling thru the horizontal and vertical screens creates dappled shade in the rooms.

Increasing a extra intimate connection with the surrounding natural atmosphere on this form became as soon as a key half of the challenge, stated ACA Architects.

Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

“Because the true promoting level of the Dor-Shada resort is its Thai assemble characteristics, alongside with the composition of Thai-vogue constructions, our designing workforce made up our minds to put the accent of ‘Thainess’ and combined it with original architectural assemble,” outlined the studio.

“The interpretation of ‘Thainess’ doesn’t need to reach support from the Thai gable roofline or golden intellectual decorations however from emphasizing the sense of home, lightness, a delicacy in factor, and team spirit with nature.”

Dor-Shada Resort by ACA Architects

ACA Architects became as soon as founded in 2017 by Anon Chitranukroh and is basically based in Bangkok.

Extra Thai projects with sharp facades embody a home extension coated in a steel grid stuffed with olive bushes and a home coated in moveable trees shutters.

Pictures is by DOF Sky|Floor.

Mission credits:

Architect: ACA Architects

Lead architects: Anon Chitrankukroh, Waranthorn Intuputi

Engineering: Pongsakorn Amornsak