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thai house by sook architects is constructed around a native tree

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thai house by sook architects is constructed around a native tree

all images courtesy of sook architects

‘baan rai thaw si’ house in thailand has been built around one singular native tree, which holds its place in the centre of the courtyard. the tree acts a stunning centre piece, positioned perfectly to absorb rays of sun. the shape of the building follows this environmental theme, with a roof that mirrors the dynamic mountain line of the surrounding landscape. there is also a reflection pond below that creates a sense of space and tranquility.

 

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the silhouette of the house at dawn

the owner, ms. piyaporn taepaisitphong wanted to build a weekend house for her extended family, meditation groups and gatherings with friends and relatives, which could be adjusted into a permanent house in the future. the temporary nature of the structure works in accordance to nature, in its design and in its functional properties – it contains a natural system for wastewater treatment and is self sufficient in its water supply.

 

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the house mirrors the surrounding landscape

‘baan rai thaw si’ is designed by sook architects whose purpose was to build a house that agreed with the owners requirements and needs. one specification was an interchangeable common space, where different activities can be hosted for people of all ages. the essential aim was to create a living environment that worked in accordance with the context of the site, whilst catering to the needs of family and friends.

 

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the house just after sunset

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the building has a reflecting pond that creates a sense of space and tranquility

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the tree in the courtyard acts as a stunning centre piece

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the ‘baan rai thaw si’ house works in accordance to nature

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the site when construction first began

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layout and plans

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a 3D model of the building

 

CR:http://www.designboom.com/architecture/baan-rai-thaw-si-sook-architects-thailand-01-26-2016/

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