RESORT JOURNEYS

A great resort is one that truly creates a journey experience from place to place, that is about moments of minor and pleasurable discoveries along the way, building one up to the wow destination.

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The wow!

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Created through vistas, repetition, allure of light or views, directional axis or sense of destination.

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A focal point always helps.

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Meandering forces one to focus on the journey.

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Bring nature inside if you can.

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Using natural light to create a rhythmic procession.

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Feeling protected, not exposed.

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Asian resorts can do it well because they have climates where landscape grows like crazy.

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The stair that makes a statement.

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A sense of privacy on arrival.

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A hint of something beyond view.

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Crossing water is very symbolic of leaving the world outside.

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Simple materials palette, strong forms and water to reflect it all again.

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