Prize(s) Winners in Hospitality Lighting Design
Company SEAM Design
Lead Designers Aticha Padungruengkit
Other Designer's names Marci Song, Emory Smith, Joshua Welch, Revan Li, Beatrice Nespega
Client MYS Hotels
Photo Credits Depth of Field Co.,Ltd.(DOF)
Other Credits Design Team: Urban Praxis, Studio LYNX, Magla
Completion Date 2023
Project Location Khao Yai, Thailand
Entry DescriptionMYS Khao Yai Hotel will be the newest boutique destination in Khao Yai, Thailand. Featuring contemporary modern Scandinavian-inspired Thai design, guests enjoy beautifully appointed spaces that blur interiors and exteriors of amenity areas and private villas.
An outdoor swimming pool levitates over the main reception that connects to a lounge cafe set within the expansive gardens of the highly curated hotel grounds. During the day, the transparent floor of the pool sees guests seemingly float in the sky and at sundown, watery colours of light transform the reception and lounge area into an undersea dream.
The hotel offers a wine bar and Michelin calibre all-day dining. Warm lights at the ceiling and special wall details are matched to meet the dark finish and rough materials. Together with the dynamic and verdant landscape, low level of path lighting brings guests to their private nests, while soft high-level lights reveal the organic shadows of nature.
The hotel suites and villas are adorned with wraps of indirect warm light for cosiness, with direct light used minimally. Lighting accompanies various activities for guests looking for a quiet countryside retreat within Thailand's most beautiful mountainous landscapes. With this flexibility, MYS Hotel can host special events across the gardens and facilities for weddings and special occasions in an idyllic destination.
Sustainability ApproachAll light sources are energy-efficient LED with lighting controls and scene settings throughout the hotel grounds. Presence detectors and daylight sensors are used in areas where further energy savings can be found.
Company DescriptionWith commissions in 30 countries, SEAM is an independent architectural lighting design practice led by Marci Song and Emory Smith – each offering 20+ years’ global lighting and architecture experience. As architectural designers who specialise in light, SEAM expertly integrates lighting into the architectural vision and service, having supported Buro: Ole Scheeren, Waugh Thistleton Architects and many others to develop buildings and built environments on five continents. SEAM’s work uniquely brings together lighting, architecture and design, with the creation of memorable human experience.