Ristia Resort


The site for this resort is set in a beautiful quiet rural area surrounded by rice fields, hillsides, and a river and waterfall. The resort begins at an iconic reception facility which includes the lobby, restaurant, bar, and dining terrace. Deeper into the site are various types of living units such as individual private villas, terraced multi-level units along the river, and hotel type rooms. The spa is located along the river bank, and an outdoor chapel and observatory looks out over the waterfall. By reading the context of the site, and the use of vernacular architectural languages, and materials, the buildings blend in seamlessly with the natural setting.