The One & Only Desaru Resort
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

A luxury resort with 46 single-storey guest suites and one private villa is located on the 25-hectare coastal site of a former golf course; a master plan foresees 50 private villas in future. The double-height public facilities are located on either side of an open entry lobby; a wide stone staircase leads to the pool and lawns. A network of pathways through the forest leads to the guest suites and conference and spa facilities. Each suite is conceived as several pavilions around a central courtyard with private pool; four suites together constitute separate blocks on two tiers of the sloping site. The principal structure is reinforced concrete with masonry walls, and extensive use of timber screens and lattices.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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