Usherea is a single family pool Villa on the island of Phuket. The island is located in Thailand near the equator and has a characteristic tropical monsoon climate. The layout of the Villa is compact and has been designed to be practical and comfortable. The spaces of the Usherea Villa are largely open and flow smoothly from the inside to the outside. They are generously ventilated by large glass sliding doors and well protected from the tropical sun and the monsoon rain by extended cantilevered roof. The Villa has a minimalistic expression and is organised in two volumes. The volume of the second floor is laid orthogonally on top of the volume of the ground floor so that its main façade is looking North to lessen any solar gain. Furthermore, the second floor is cantilevered on both side and create a shaded space above the pool the living room and the Sala. The main space of the Villa is a 6x10m living room surrounded by glass sliding doors that fully opens on two sides and bring to the space the quality of being both an interior and exterior space. It also makes the living room a well naturally cross ventilated space that is further cooled by the proximity to the pool. The pool is at the center of the composition. It is framed by the living room, the Sala, the Garden and the Sundeck. It is the central element that articulates and bring freshness to the spaces around it. The Sala is bounded by water on two sides and by the Garden on one side. The environment created around the Sala is relaxing and mixes nature and furniture that are built within the Architecture of the Villa. Additionally the Sala is protected from the harsh sunlight by a tall wall on South side and by the volume of the second floor above. There are two bedrooms downstairs that are located behind the Sala and the Living room for added privacy. They both have pool views and the Master Bedroom opens up to its own Landscaped Garden. Upstairs, the two large bedrooms have both corner windows that extend the spaces from the inside to the outside. The main façade of the second floor volume is looking North and it is protected from the afternoon sunlight while the East and West facades are covered with vertical wood fins to reduce the sun glare in the morning and evening.