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G4 Architects：The first challenge for the design team is to conceptualize a subjective notion of secret to an objective notion of space. The subjectivity of secret space cannot be precisely defined by any verbal or written description; the only way to communicate is through architectural language and spatial experience.
The second challenge is the owner of the Secret Chapters would like to sustain the existing landscape. There are nearly one hundred trees scattered around the site that need to be preserved. Prior to conceptual design, the design team tests on several schemes of the Secret Chapters’ master plan in order to tailors the idyllic architecture to be fitted into the existing landscape and at the same time respond to the feasibility of the project. The design team foreseen this ideal situation would create infeasible project and difficulty in construction.
The design team unfold the meaning of “secret” in terms of denotation and emotional senses; latter translates them into space. Series of study models were created to make understand of space. The word “secret” now has been translated into a global architectural language and spatial experience at the Secret Chapters.
On the strength of existing natural setting, the design team has decided to acknowledge the presence of the trees. On the other hand, area requirement is crucial and is also a driven force to form the Secret Chapters. Finally the team arrived with solution of cluster of one-storey architecture with various inner secret identities. The new buildings are designed to embrace the existing trees and at the same time blended into the landscape.
The working process deal with issue of relationship between trees and limitation of available spaces. The site survey need to be precisely measured, in order to gain accurate information – leaning angle, trunk size, and root diameter of every trees, that effect to position of building and foundation.
The site need to be remeasured and adjusted during in the construction period in order to verify the precision of area requirement and to decrease the false production. The construction is divided into phases because of the existing landscape obstructs the accessibility and transportation on site, which cause a lengthier construction time to the Secret Chapters.
▼秘密之章 The Secret Chapters
This is a long and challenging path of the Secret Chapters that worth walking into.
图片来源：FAT FILM Studio
工程团队：wivat Mekrungsimun & ADEE环境工程有限公司
二期照明设计：BE LIT CO.， LTD。
Project name: The Library Resort
Project location: Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
Landscape Area: 8,000 sq.m.
Clients: Kamoltham Co.,Ltd.
Completion Year: 2018
Architectural Design: G4 Architects
Conceptual design: Ms. Tirawan Songsawat
Photo credits: FAT FILM Studio
Engineering Team : Mr.Wivat Mekrungsimun & ADEE Environment & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Lighting design for phase 2 : BE LIT CO., LTD.
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