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Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Architect
Architects 49 House Design Ltd.
Location
Thailand
Project Year
2014
Category
Private Houses

Higher Ground

Architects 49 House Design Ltd. as Architects

The client approached the architects with a site that contained one of the last green spaces in the high-rise community of Bangkok. In response to the given condition, the team leveraged the existing features of the site, such as the nearby trees, and integrated the flavor of the surroundings. All large trees on site were kept and the green aspects of the house are reflected back to the neighborhood through a green wall. The selected materials are primarily wood and bare concrete, to fully render the site’s characteristics. This also binds the interior of the house to the exterior. The formal family units are raised on the higher floor to acknowledge the surrounding condominiums, as well as offer the highest privacy level. Service and public functions are laid out on the ground floor, allowing activities to flow in and out. This strategy resembles the iconic elevated ground floor of Thai vernacular houses. The house might hold rapid movements on the first level, but silence must be experienced when entering the upper territory.

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