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Different design of the first Sailing Club resort in the North – VnExpress Business


In 2013, when the famous architectural writer Irwin Hutchinson visited the seaside villa of Peter Vidotto, the founder of the Sailing Club brand, he had to say in an article in the newspaper. New York Times: “Dream house for people with a lifestyle and resort full of personality”.

After a period of developing entertainment clubs and resorts along the coast, this beautiful Phuket beach villa is the first personal project Peter Vidotto commissioned architect Gary Fell to design for. his family.

In the article published in the newspaper The New York Times, Irwin Hutchinson described the villa as “destroying outdated notions of trying to give sparkle to long-standing resort villas”. As for the owner, living in this villa is living with the “Sailing Club style” that he has painstakingly built and faithfully pursues throughout the resorts that this brand manages and operates.

More than 25 years after the establishment of the Sailing Club Nha Trang coastal entertainment club, the Sailing Club brand has made a prominent mark with a series of “must-go” destinations in Phu Quoc, Mui Ne, Ho Tram… Most recently, the Sailing Club brand is also present in Ha Long with the Sailing Club Signature Resort Halong Bay project invested by real estate developer BIM Land.

However, Sailing Club does not follow the “style” of most resort projects in the North, nor does it bring the popular trends in the Central and Southern markets to Ha Long. This brand is loyal to its own style as writer Irwin Hutchinson commented on Peter Vidotto’s villa: “A lifestyle and resort full of personality.”

Right from the very first days of sitting at the Barlett Architecture School UCL, young Gary Fell was attracted by the minimalist design thought initiated by Mies Van der Rohe. Now, when his name is attached to many high-end projects, especially famous resorts throughout Asia, he successfully applies the philosophy of “Less is more” in the design. Design and create his own architectural style as well as the projects of the Sailing Club brand that he has been attached to since day one.

Gary Fell’s design language is recognized by a selective color palette and unpretentious design details that create a clear impression and emotion. The geometric shapes and lines are created by steel materials but open up the space with large glass panels. The outside louvres wood paneling makes the resort house not dry and subtly breathing nature. You can find such “very Gary Fell” features in the design of Sailing Club Signature Resort Ha Long Bay.

Gary Fell has chosen the optimal planning solution for the hotel and resort apartment complex to exploit the direct view of the yacht bay. The entire internal road system is dotted with green carpets of trees to create a sense of relaxation when walking, and at the same time is a soft partition between hard buildings. The pool cluster is designed as a miniature water park at the center of the resort, directing the views of the villas into this vibrant landscape, turning it into a planning highlight.

The project is designed to simulate the bow of a ship crossing thousands of waves crashing in the middle of the ocean.

The adventurous spirit of the Sailing Club brand and the inspiration for the project’s location on the side of Halong Marina are two factors that greatly influence the shape of the works. Right at the entrance to the resort, people are easily overwhelmed by the hotel and resort apartment project designed to simulate “the bow of a ship crossing thousands of waves crashing in the middle of the ocean”, creating the feeling of the whole building. “flying” in the middle of the bay. Meanwhile, the villas are designed with a raked profile (oblique lines) and finished concrete on the outside, simulating the bays in the middle of the vast island.

Going deep into the Sailing Club Residences Ha Long Bay villa area, the total floor plan of each villa is L-shaped with overflowing glass that blurs the boundary between the indoor space and the surrounding landscape. Architecture as a frame enhances the landscape and makes the landscape part of the interior and experience for the homeowner.

The minimalist philosophy in each villa is boldly expressed through highly optimized construction functions. On the land area of ​​each villa 114 – 417m2, the usable space is designed with 3 floors, some villas have private swimming pools. For the villas at the perimeter of the project, the architects arranged a private parking basement along with living space for the family’s maid and driver. In the space inside the villa, the living room is designed with atrium, opening to the garden and swimming pool. Architects also carefully consider solutions to optimize privacy. The villas are built on a base 2m above the ground and are surrounded by 3 layers of vegetation to form a separate oasis.

“Architectural simplicity and optimal functionality are incorporated into the project’s design to achieve optimal resort experiences for owners and guests. That’s how Gary Fell embodies the design philosophy ‘” Less is more’, in order to create a resort house full of spaciousness, sophistication and enhance the owner’s own personality,” said the investor.

Following Gary Fell’s modern, minimalistic and intuitive architectural language, interior designer Fong-Chan Zeuthen uses Scandinavian style to bring warmth to the interior of each villa.

Originating from the Nordic countries, Scandinavian style is defined with three basic elements: simplicity in design, sophistication in feel and comfort in use. But the Scandinavian style that Fong-Chan brings to the resort spaces, as she herself describes it, is European thinking with an Asian spirit.

Fong-Chan noticed that there are moments of light in Ha Long similar to those in Northern Europe. On foggy days it will be overcast and the fog will move like waves on the water in the bay. The architectural design allows natural light to spread and embrace the villa on cold evenings. The interior design enhances the experience of living and relaxing inside the villa to create coziness on cold days, but still airy and fresh when the sun shines through.

Nordic interior with 100 shades of blue and wood is suitable for Ha Long Bay. The idea of ​​living next to the marina is very similar to the Nordic way of life. The designer captured the natural feeling, landscape elements and maritime style to infuse the interior design of the project.

The straight wooden slats of the ceiling panels, cabinets, and headboards bring warm yet modern tones. Meanwhile, the natural stone panels add to the luxurious quality of the space. The deep blue color of the kitchen or the mosaic wall of the bathroom reminds the owner of a seaside resort. The artistic element of the delicately treated wooden stairs connects the 3 dimensions of space in the villas. Jason Brooks’ contemporary paintings create interesting visual accents.

Fong-Chan carefully examines the climate characteristics of Ha Long to turn light into an interior component of the house. She made the point: “It is not necessary to display expensive things in a living space and think it is beautiful to consider it a luxury.” In the Sailing Club Residences Ha Long Bay villas, the size, shape and position of each decorative item are carefully selected to combine with natural light to create visual and aesthetic effects for the family. owner.

“Luxury is not ostentatious, but it is a lifestyle, the feeling of experience in a resort space. The sophistication in Asian aesthetics combined with the optimization of functionality and the minimalist philosophy from architecture The interior creates different living and resort experiences,” emphasized the investor.

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