Project Name: Navana Nature Escape Hotel

Location: Pattaya, Chonburi,Thailand

Date Completed: May 2018

Architect: AUN Design Studio

Interior Designer: ONG & ONG

Hotel Group/ Developer: Maxma Union Co., Ltd.

Construction Company: TSR Interior Co.,Ltd.

The concept started with the task received from the owner, about how the design can make the guest feel like they are comfortably viewing a piece of art while at home. The owner is a proud collector of many art pieces, especially painting and prints. ONG & ONG started with a narrative about the daily life of a fisherman. The lobby features a curved design, representing an ocean wave, using glass that allows light to shine through. This indicates the start of a journey with the fisherman setting off in the sunlight, amidst the breezy waves of morning. The designers then move on to the lounge area, where the cosy outdoor hangout area is located.

Guests will get the vibes of gentle and comforting ocean waves. An art piece fills the area, making it very lively and stylish. Descending the staircase to the dining room, a 360-degree ocean view sets the scene. The designers decorated the dining room with rope, the same material used by the fisherman to tell his story. This room is also a great spot to catch the sunset.

The design traces the story of a fisherman and his daily activities from dawn till dusk. ONG & ONG thought it would be great for this place to have rooms where guests would feel like they were escaping the city to a guesthouse in the peaceful countryside. At the same moment, they could also experience the pleasure of viewing an art pieces in a gallery.

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