Malaysian Timber in Applications

Ayada Resort, Maldives

The Ayada is situated on a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives.

Comprising 50 water villas and 62 seafront villas, the luxury resort occupies 37 acres of almost untouched indigenous vegetation, and offers uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Maldivian seascape.

One of the most distinctive design features of Ayada is the all-white pavilions and several of the public buildings and villas. Kapur trusses, battens, posts and beams, and even the underside of the thatched roof are all spray-painted white, giving the whole resort a plantation look but with a refreshingly different feel from the regular whitewashed masonry built forms of Antebellum architecture.

Shown on top of this page is the spa. The ceiling, polished terrazzo floor, and columns in white are complemented by lime-washed timber furniture at the spa’s reception area. The monochromatic theme pulls everything together successfully to create an enhanced sense of tranquility and spatial purity.

The other all-white pavilion with a three-tiered thatched roof is the multi-functional pavilion. Fronted by a lawn and surrounded by palm trees, it serves as a picturesque venue for a dream wedding or a memorable celebration.