pilgrimage village – boutique resort & spa, hue, vietnam
located 4 km from Hue’s downtown, the resort’s design imitated an idyllic, rustic country environment of Vietnam, yet innovated in blending traditional architecture with abstract contemporary forms. what makes this design ‘different’ from other designs is the attention to the feelings and senses. sensuous walkways, pool, spar, and bar, and their meticulous, finishing details, all work to enhance visitors’ visual and tactile sensibility. the use of artisans’ and local craftworks recreates tradition and fusioned culture of the by-gone past. altogether, the design, while giving guests the experience of warm, contemporary resort environment, allows them glimpses of the past, local culture, manifested in newly re-interpreted media.