On the island of Koh Kood on the gulf of Thailand, this dreamy bamboo structure is a "children's activity and learning center" and part of the Six Senses Soneva Kiri eco-resport, designed by Dutch firm 24H Architecture. Right away, even the name "Koh Kood" draws up memories of childhood heroine and adventurer Pippi Longstocking, whose home base was Villa Villekula.
The spacious oasis is built from locally sourced and labored bamboo, and the structure is meant to instill young minds not only with art, music, and culture, but a deep appreciation for what it means to give and take from one's environment. The sloping roof and artful manipulation of the bamboo offer protection from the elements without isolation. Nearby, there are even satellite structures that give children the opportunity to pick their own vegetables and cook their own meals under the supervision of a dedicated chef.