The ambiance goes from dense to sparse as it moves from the lush Georgian aesthetic of the main house, Ballyshear, to the Asian aesthetic of the spa and out-buildings with simpler symmetry and proportions, all the while maintaining comfort.
Subterranean passageways, organically shaped, naturally lit, echo garden paths between buildings and allow for site use through nature’s seasonal changes.
The Haven combines the western approach to health and wellness with traditional Asian therapies to provide a sanctuary where individuals can relax and rejuvenate while focusing on their goals for improved health and vitality.
With medical staff available for consultations, The Haven provides an evidence-based design of a salubrious setting.
The Haven has been designed to create an over-all feeling, at once familiar and comforting, for its affluent user group.
Guests slow down even as they enter the site on its cobblestone road and begin to strip off layers mentally and physically as they focus on the ultimate goal of feeling rejuvenated, well rested, and fit.
There are 12 elephants in this resort; all of them were born and have been fed in the camp.
The project’s design concept for vernacular architecture comes from Karen’s housing.
It includes Karen’s traditional village planning, and local materials such as bamboo, wood, leaves and earthward roof tile to use in the resort.
Moreover, an elephant’s height is also measured for designing buildings in order that tourists can touch elephants and see them from many eagles.