Resting on a site with flat terrain in central Phuket, on a land of Loch Palm golf course, this Architectural Masterpiece has a highly distinctive triangulated form composed of two folded planes, equal in ratio in reference to the two main natural elements, that of the earth and lake.
The angular form also reflects those of the mountains in the distance. The structure was fabricated from 150 tons of steel to form four trusses that touch the ground at four points only.
The primary living space and bedrooms are located at the corners and appear as projected over the water’s edge or buried within the earth. The living and dining room, in particular, is almost wholly glazed, with sliding and pivoting glass doors that open up the space onto the swimming pool terrace, allowing for a semi-outdoor living style suitable to the tropical climate. The extensive use of glass allows both unimpeded views as well as a large amount of natural light to penetrate into the interior.
The interior is trimmed in teak paneling and granite stone, while the exterior is clad in kiln fired cement shakes. Lenz Residence has an expressly contemporary form, in line with the design statement of SODA (Thailand), directed by American-born architect Stephen O’Dell, nevertheless the design has been generated from its context, responding specifically to the landscape and Feng Shui philosophy and providing spaces that satisfy the lifestyle of its occupants and climate.