The overwater Sunset Bar that doubles as wedding chapel, will be the iconic centre piece in a redevelopment of a boutique resort in the Maldives. The design is inspired by the sting ray, one of the most iconic fish of the surrounding sea.
The structure will be built entirely out of bamboo, one of the world’s most sustainable building materials.
Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka and is renowned for its leopard population, pangolins, as well as elephants, sloth bears and spotted deer. Birdlife too is abundant with Spoonbills, Garganey, Pintails and Ibis, very common around the Willus (natural lakes).
Our aim is to strike a fine balance between the needs of the biotic community, and the comfort of the Lodges guests by developing a high end luxury camp concept that combines sophisticated tensile membrane roofs for the accommodation units with vernacular materials as bamboo and adobe that have been used for millennia in Sri Lanka.
The common facilities are built from traditional materials as adobe and bamboo but in a more organic and contemporary way, creating structures that mimic the endangered Pangolin animal.
Soneva Kiri was a complex mixed use development involving a large number of designers and specialist contractors on a remote island in the East of Thailand. Our Creative Director Olav Bruin was working for 24H-architecture and was responsible for the architectural design and construction management of the Kids Den , Treetop Dining pod and Cooking Cave. Our CEO Louis Thompson was responsible for landscape design for the project as well as being the project manager responsible for ‘special projects’ such as the Eco Villa and Treetop Dining pod. Olav and Louis worked closely together on the treetop dining project and Cooking cave. The idea for Nomadic Resorts was born shortly after the completion of the project.
Starting from a retreat innovation workshop with the owner, operator, interior designer, and branding team (orchestrated by an innovation specialist), the Nomadic Resorts team is developing a new adventure and wellness retreat concept on a magnificent 100 acre plot of land in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka. The design will celebrate the architectural history of the cultural triangle embedded in the incredible natural features of the site – panoramic views, boulder outcrops, waterfalls and towering Ficus trees.