OPPOSITE: Vomo Resort, as seen from above, is part of the Mamanuca Islands group, a 15-minute helicopter ride west of mainland Fiji. Off the smaller island to the left, aptly named Vomo Lailai (Little Vomo), the resort holds world-class snorkeling excursions. THIS PAGE: Portland and West Vancouver–based firm Architecture Building Culture designed the master plan for Vomo Resort, as well as two villas and the new spa, pictured here. Each treatment room is set on a raised timber platform built around a central courtyard and surrounded by volcanic rock walls and botanical and water gardens. “The architecture is really there to frame the experience, the richness of the environment,” says architect Brian Cavanaugh. »
GRAY ISSUE No. TWENTY-TWO
The DESIGN MAGAZINE for the Pacific Northwest.