Seven years ago I found myself at a crossroad that demanded a complete change of atmosphere and a lot of silence, to hear myself for a change, I flew toThailand.
Now you have to understand, I'm an urban girl, even the meaning of my last name – Ironi, is urban in Hebrew, for real!
My idea of vacation is shopping in London/Paris/Milan/NYC.
I don't go on field trips, I don't like the country, you get the idea…
I'm going to save myself the embarrassment of telling you about my first days in Thailand but once I got settled in, my whole view of the world, my life and the way I want to live them changed.
I stayed in Ko-Taw, on a secluded beach with no people but the hotel staff, for a whole month and it was amazing.
I suddenly realized that the tiny empty room I had was perfect, I didn't need technology, overload of gadgets, overload of "stuff" to make me happy because I was 5m' from the water and the jungle and everything I needed was outside.
When I came back home I spent a whole month just getting rid of stuff and at the same time trying to bring nature inside my house, which is not easy when you live in a small apartment in the center of a messy city.
It didn't work and I moved to another apartment, actually I changed 4 apartments since but the main goal was to find places that bring the outside inside and those where amazing 4 apartments.
When I saw this project by Robert Harvey Oshatz I immediately feltThailand.
I know that my education should bring me to talk about Frank Lloyd Wright and his impact on organic architecture and things like that but when I see a piece of art I first check how I feel about it and what it makes me feel.
In this project I felt an amazing balance between the inside and the outside, it's like they became one, and I love it!
To see more of Oshatz amazing architecture, go here: