i Resort / a21 studio

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 i Resort – Hot spring mineral spa 

The I resort designed by a21 Studio is built to meet the increasing demand for mud bath. The combination of traditional architecture and innovation in space/structures gives tourists a new experience. By using wood, rock and local coconut leaf, lively material I resort is filled with harmony and native feelings, in addition to the lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have softened typical sun in this tropical city.

The resort is located on a hill site, in close proximity to water which provides calm and the necessary separation from the business of Nha Trang city centre. Its traditional approach in terms of material choices and landscaping results in a harmonious environment with a strong native identity; wood & rocks, lotus ponds, flower gardens and local coconut leaves have been used to this effect.

Vietnam in recent years with higher standards of living, they leave the busy streets and back to their farm in the village or to the resort on the last day tuan.Ngoai, a large proportion of foreign tourists especially those customers with high ability to pay – still looking for new places to meet demand for relaxation, healing, rehabilitation with more demanding more technical and professional skills and service.

Capture the needs, I-spring resort of Nha Trang resort has been created and developed in the direction of luxury tourism planning, natural resource use mud and mineral water – Material resources available of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, put into service resort wellness, beauty, and the response of the elderly or the patient subjects with chronic treatment needs rehabilitation.

About 4km from the city center, which is about how to get I-resort tranquility necessary for travelers to be relaxed maximum service with mud, mineral springs. Surrounded by majestic mountains and river design The gentle undulations combined with unique architecture using local materials such as wood, stone, water coconut leaves, I resort – resort as a miniature oasis, impressed visitors from the first sight. As a natural therapies, this beautiful rustic space will contribute to the purification of the soul, gives you a refreshing feeling relaxed and the new contemplate about life through service packs soaked mud bath unique style Spa.

The effect of mud in health, beauty and cure has been internationally recognized and known for a long time. So far, the mud – spa still kind of unique travel visitors in the domestic as well as international favorites. Therefore, the introduction of the hot spring resort I-resort will contribute to share with everyone a priceless gift that natural gift, is a bright new colors contribute to the tourism picture Houses Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, rational exploitation and efficient use of natural resources available for the demand for tourism, recreation and treatment of local people, as well as tourists and abroad.

Management team and staff are enthusiastic, professional, warm, friendly service manner, imbued with culture and business. That is what we are committed to customer satisfaction, and always aiming higher is unsurpassed meet again the request of visitors. I-Resort hopes will be the first choice of travelers in the journey to visit Nha Trang tourism.


In order to meet the increasing need of mud bath, i-resort with Vietnam traditional architecture and innovation in space and structure gives new experience to tourists in Vietnam.

In general, by using wood, rock, and local coconut leaf, lively materials, i-resort is filled with harmony and native feelings. Adding to the main context, lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have softened typical sun in this tropical city. Refer to the architecture, courtyard and mortise and tenon joint are particular highlighted through out buildings.

Courtyard, as we know, is the result of cultural and climatic conditions in the region. Further more, the courtyard is also used as spatial generator and climate modifier. In this project, we organized the spaces flexibly so that they can adapt many functions and views in the buildings. As the result, the activities are taken place in the peace and quiet places. Moreover, it allows solar gain and natural ventilation, which are suitable to Vietnam climate. However, overusing courtyards can increase the heat and brightness causing inconvenience to people. Inner gardens, roof materials and fenestration are carefully considered as the most appropriate solutions.

Nowadays, wood structure usually uses glue, nail or prefabricated connectors to link different components. Thus, the way that we use mortise and tenon joints can be judged as a new adoption to architecture. These joints are easy to assemble and the connections are very strong, neat, and hard to be wobbled. In addition, most of the joints is hidden in the structure and this technique can be scaled up or down in size.

The project is now constructed the second stage, which promisingly brings more exciting works.

  • i Resort is one of two works recently the Vietnam Association of Architects awarded the “green Architecture 2012”. Only after a period of activity, I-Resort has become an interesting destination, increasingly attracting many visitors. Because, I-Resort is not merely a resort but more than that, it’s a beautiful structures where visitors can see, feel, when to relax here.
  •  If compared with the present resort in Nha Trang, I Resort to the type of junior, born late. Newly born was awarded the Green Architecture. However, as in where people have dubbed the village of 5 stars did, every strange that this is a tourist area, beautiful country and very proud sense.
 Project Data  

Project name: i Resort
Location: To 19 – Xuan Ngoc, Vinh Ngoc, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Coordinates: 12.27129,109.175004
Type: Leisure Centre, Resort, Resort Interior, SPA Interior, Resort Space
Site Area: 7ha/30ha
Project Year: 2012


  • 2012 World Architecture Festival Award – Hotel/leisure Category – Shortlisted

Visit i Resort’s Website: here

 The people  

Client / Owner / Developer: Nha Trang Seafoods F17, Vietnam
Architects: a21 studio, Hochiminh, Vietnam
Project Team: Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Nguyen Qui Nhon, Hang Thi Tran, Tien Giao Ngo, Toan Dinh Nghiem
Environmental Engineer: a21studio
Structural Engineer: a21studio
Main Contractor: Minh Khang, Vietnam
Text Description: © Courtesy of a21 studio, i Resort
Images: © a21 studio, Hiroyuki Oki, i Resort


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