Even without more photos, you immediately get the feel that the architects really embraced nature, not set out to dominate it.
The architect's descriptions gives us some wonderful details:
With a humble approach to nature, [...] the existing elements were included in from initial design concept, and became part of the architecture at the end.
The overall structural concept was based on very few columns and footings, elevating the house above [a pile of 40 years old abandoned chunks of rocks], leaving most of the stones and existing contours untouched. <br><br> Existing stone was carefully measured and used as entrance pathway; some concrete steps were added to compete a functional walking path. <br><br> [The result looks] as if it had been planted and growing there as part of the surrounding rocks and trees.<br><br>And sure, we don't all live in a rainforest or have the funds for a retreat on the side, but embracing the wonderful irregularities of any untouched building site will give us a much more natural dynamic.<br><br><a href="http://www.openbox.in.th/">More images ><br></a><br><a href="/elloarchitecture" class="user-mention">@elloarchitecture</a><br>