the busiest urban area in Bangkok. The project plot is 5,244 sq.m. and comprises of
467 residential units. The main requirement of the client is to create a recreational
space at ground floor and swimming pool at 5th floor.
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the front of the site, the project is facing a busy street with the traffic congestion all day;
while at the back of the site, it is facing a peaceful canal and an old residential
compound located on the opposite side of the canal. The rising trend of real-estate
development along the sky-train route has transformed the existing low-rise houses and
shop houses to the high-rise condominiums. There is the regulation of providing 6
meters fire engine route around the building and the requirement of on ground parking
lots. All of which must be in a hard surface. In order to comply with the regulation and
requirement, the mass of new condominium not only dominates its overall tight site and
neighbors but also increases heat and glare reflecting from the building and hard
surfaces around the building to the surrounding context.
high groundwater level within the site, and the limited space on the facility floor. To deal
with these constraints, our design approach is focused on making this project green as
much as possible in order to minimize the impact of the heat and glare from the hard
surfaces, raising the planting area above the existing grade level to avoid the root ball
to contact with the groundwater directly, and providing sunken space to control the
the development with green spaces horizontally and vertically. The garden on the
ground floor is composed of tranquil water feature cube and undulating patch of green
boxes seamlessly wrapping around the outdoor lobby which stretches from front to
back. This creates an intact relationship of the resident to the surrounding green space.
We also worked closely with the architect to introduce overhanging tree planter and sky
garden plugging onto building’s elevation from bottom to the top.
Design Director – Yossapon Boonsom
Associate – Kantaya Kiatfuengfoo
Client& Developer: Sansiri PCL.
Photograph Credit: Mr. Wison Tungthanya
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Use: Condominium Garden
Site Area: 5, 244 sq. m
Building Scale: 28 Storey Building.
Design Year : 2008
Period of Construction:2010-2011.