In recent times, tourism in Thailand has flourished substantially, making it one of the most visited countries in all of Southeast Asia. At present, around 9-percent of the nation’s GDP is directly contributed by the booming tourism industry, while another 10-percent comes indirectly from it. In addition to pristine tropical beaches, breathtaking royal palaces and ornate Buddhist temples, Thailand is home to some of the most opulent resorts in the entire world.
Located in Kanchanaburi in the western part of the country, the newly-constructed X-Float waterfront holiday homes allow guests to spend their vacation, immersed in nature. Built as an extension of the Project X2 River Kwai Resort, these spectacular prefab structures overlook the river that was originally made famous by Pierre Boulle’s award-winning novel, titled The Bridge over the River Kwai.
Designed by Thailand-based architectural firm agaligo studio, the X-Float cabin was envisioned as the “volumetric evolution of a raft”. Its exterior features a lightweight steel framework, garbed with fiber cement cladding and weatherproof plywood. Huge floor-to-ceiling glass doors line the front of the cabin, and offer mesmerizing uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape, which includes lush mountains and the entrancing river scenery.
Each of these units was built offsite, before being shipped to its current location. The staggered arrangement of the X-Float homes not only provides privacy, but also help minimize solar heat gain. Visitors can spend the evenings lazying on the rooftop terrace and balcony. The cabin’s stunning contemporary design is interspersed with charming vernacular touches, like the pair of earthy stone sinks present in the bathroom.
The interior features a plush bedroom and a luxurious spa-style bathroom complete with a bathtub. What is more, these floating cabins boast an array of impressive eco-friendly credentials, including highly-specialized wastewater and sewage treatment systems. According to the developers, the surrounding flora, which mainly consists of reed, pondweed, papyrus and other aquatic plants, actually ensures enhanced natural water filtration around the structures.
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