Shma ：“Baan San Ngam”是一座低层海滨公寓，位于泰国Prachuabkirikhan省。 位于远离典型旅游区的地方，周围是红树林和格罗夫森林，背景为遥远的山区地形。
Shma ：“Baan San Ngam”, a low rise beach front condominium is situated in the Prachuabkirikhan province of Thailand. Located away from the typical tourist area, the site is surrounded by mangroves and grove wood forest with the backdrop of mountainous terrain in the distant.
The varying ecological elements within the area from the sea, dunes, swamp, swale, mound and forest scape provides the site with an interesting topography and ground texture for the designer to experiment with. The concept of “Nature vs. Art” is explored in studying the translation of different shapes, colour and textures when different ecological elements merge into each other such as how water reacts when it flows and penetrate through sand.
The main concept plays on the transition between these 6 ecological elements by creating a natural form of the swimming pool covering most area of the site to mimic the flowing of the sea. Furthermore, a series of small grass dunes are created and placed throughout the landscape area in order to create a balance with the flat surface of ground cover and to also encourage various activities by the residents. Along the edges of the pool, a slanted run-off edge was designed playing with different heights and level resembling a stepped terrain to slow the runoff water from the pool and also to reflect the natural formation of soil erosion.
Pockets of sunken seating space is placed inside the swimming pool according to the client’s brief of creating an enclosed area resembling a bird’s nest giving the sense of a warm and secure territory.
The connection between the landscape and the architectural design is to design the swimming pool to be accessible by all rooms on the ground floor. For those rooms on the upper level, the amount of green area is maximized by planting tall plants.
Starting with the Dune area where the selection of plants are durable to wind and sea breeze. They will have the characteristic of thick and large leaves. Luscious, green plants are selected for the Swamp area while colourful flowers, trees and ground cover plants are chosen for the Swale area. In the Mound area, ground cover plants with small and delicate leaves are chosen. Lastly, the Forest area along the edges of the project site contains big and tall trees to act as both a barrier to the outside and also emphasize the atmospheric quality to the ‘forest’.
项目名称：泰国华欣Baan San Ngam公寓景观
客户: 尚思瑞 PCL
Project name: Baan San Ngam
Completion Year: 2014
Area : 20,573 ㎡
Client: Sansiri PCL
C&S Engineering:ACTEC Construction
Photograph Credit:Pirak Anurakyawachon