Hidden within Thailand’s largest national park, Kaoyai National Park, Hilltop House sits on the edge of the rocky landscape and is shaded by full-grown Ficus trees. The project of building a single bedroom house with natural and man-made elements presented an opportunity to explore the relationship between the surroundings and growth of Hilltop House. The existing landscape was what presented the initial design concept and became part of the architectural plan at the end. Precautions and respects toward the surrounding environment were taken by measuring every stone, tree, abiotic and living element of the preexisting space.
Hilltop House is constructed similar to a stilt house with columns and footings elevating the structure above the bedrock. The material used to make the base of the structure were raw concrete and cement so to fit in with the nature and rawness of the surroundings. The final product has Hilltop House appearing to be another puzzle piece among the growing background.