Ton Company Ltd Mixes Contemporary Architecture with Thai Marine Tradition in the Design of their New Beachfront Villa

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The Beach House, Krabi’s new beachfront villa, displays all the characteristics of modern, stylish architecture. However, Ton Company Ltd, the construction company responsible for building the villa, can reveal that certain aspects of the design are influenced by the marine heritage of this beautiful kingdom.

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The Roof at The Beach House by Krabi Riviera Company

The plain white walls and straight architectural lines of the villa are crowned by a striking pitched roof, and yet the villa still manages to nestle comfortably in its natural surroundings.

Ton Company Ltd in Krabi has 12 years experience as an architecture consultancy, property developer and general construction company. With over seventy projects successfully completed during this time, the company can boast of an excellent reputation in the Krabi area. One of their latest projects is the construction of The Beach House, a superb new holiday villa in the Ao Nang area.

The Beach House is a very imposing structure. The plain white walls and straight architectural lines of the villa are crowned by a striking pitched roof, and yet the villa still manages to nestle comfortably in its natural surroundings. This harmonisation is no coincidence, as the roof was designed to resemble the shape of a longtail boat, an iconic watercraft in the Krabi area. These boats have been referred to as the gondolas of Southern Thailand, but they get their true name from the trailing drive shaft and propeller at the back of the boat.

Traditionally, builders of longtail boats used no plans, and the techniques for building them were handed down from father to son. However, despite the simple design, the boats are very solid and seaworthy, and they can give a surprisingly smooth ride. Indeed, if well maintained, the boats can provide many years of loyal service. Although the older boats were made from wood or bamboo, some are now also made from modern-day materials, such as fibre-glass.

Even in present day, the longtail boat is the easiest and quickest way to get around in some coastal resorts. For instance, tourists visiting the beautiful Railay beach, which is situated on a peninsula not far from Ao Nang, need to make a short journey on a longtail boat because the high limestone cliffs cut-off road access to the beach. The remoteness of Railay Beach adds an air of mystery to the location, and the short trip on a longtail boat is a fun way of admiring Southern Thailand’s beautiful coastline.

It’s little wonder that Ton Company Ltd allowed this symbolic image of a beach holiday to influence the design of The Beach House. This new luxury villa is situated directly beside a private, sandy beach with stunning panoramic sea views. Due to its fantastic location, The Beach House can claim to be truly unique, as it is the only beachside villa in Ao Nang with road access, which guarantees its guests a combination of complete seclusion with easy access to inland attractions.

With the combination of a beautiful location, modern luxury, and a charming connection with its surroundings, a stay at this fantastic villa promises the holiday of a lifetime. Those wishing to stay at The Beach House should contact Krabi Riviera Company Ltd, the firm that manages the property in partnership with Ton Company Ltd.

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