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Landscape Collaboration：Ekkamai社区通过特色的咖啡馆、餐厅、商店和社区购物中心真实地反映了种族和文化的多样性。XT condo-Ekamai是由Sansiri & Tokyu集团开发的新的高层公寓项目，它聚焦于素坤逸63号 (Ekkamai)街区灵活的生活方式和共享经济。在这条热闹的街道上，千禧一代和当地及外籍人士周末聚集在这里享受美食，白天购物，晚上逛街，或参加社交俱乐部派对。这栋公寓楼包括537个单元，有38层楼和9层停车场。XT与其他项目的不同之处在于，居民有机会使用位于曼谷3个区(Huaykwang、Phyathai和Ekkamai)的另一处XT设施。
Landscape Collaboration：Ekkamai neighborhood truly reflects the real diversity in ethnicity and culture through unique cafes, restaurants, shops, and neighborhood malls. XT condo-Ekamai is the new high rise condo concept by Sansiri & Tokyu to focus on lifestyle flexible living and sharing economy on the lively street of Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai) where millennials and hipsters both local and ex-pats gather during the weekend to enjoy eatery venues, shopping at day and wandering on the street at night to enjoy a party at the social club. It consists of 537 units with 38 stories high and 9 stories high mechanical parking. What differentiated XT from other projects are that residents have the opportunity to use another XT facility located in 3 Bangkok districts (Huaykwang, Phyathai, and Ekkamai).
The concept design of architecture (By Quintrix architects) relates to sustainable energy and human comfort by elaborate wind force as the core idea for both function and form. Natural ventilation by wind is used to improve indoor air quality, provide thermal comfort and save energy. By shifting the building mass, every floor plate can have a single load corridor at both ends to allow airflow.
▽改变建筑体量保证通风 Shifting the building mass to allow airflow
To reinterpret what is a responsive landscape design space, LCO has gathered users’ physical and psychological data by decoding humans’ flow movement both day & nightlife while wandering through Ekkamai and Thonglor street. We bring a collaborative design with a flow concept and nature connection as the main principle in creating spaces that reflect the contextual area.
▽风流及人流轨迹 The people flow and wind flow
地面区域 Ground Floor area
The main Idea is a meeting place where people gather in the green plaza, sitting in the garden. Dropoff plaza wall uses a stainless square thin plate when wind flowing through will create movement as if these little pieces will scatter from the wall and drop on the floor. Twinkling featured water gardens and steps with the mist located at the entrance gate will cool pedestrians from the hot weather for a good microclimate. All pathways will lead pedestrians’ eyes from the garden to the shopping area. The entrance water step and step lighting connect the nightlife scene of this district for passersby.
The pond and walkway have intriguing flow patterns. The frontal view through the glistening wind wall has been designed as a movable square metal plate where wind flow could touch and create movement and reflection.
▽一层平面图 First floor plan
▽风动幕墙平面图及立面图 Plan and elevation of the wind wall
Also, in the ground floor garden, the main landscape feature is a grand swinging chair and flow curved breathable steel pavilion which acts as a sculpture and social gathering place. Garden plant materials are planned in a diversity species concept.
▽底层花园 The ground floor garden
Different color flowers are placed in full sun areas to attract bees and insects while tropical leafy plants for shade areas where people could view through the lobby void and window. The green alley next to the boundary wall and the main lobby is designed for walking and reading areas shaded by the building all afternoon.
When exiting the lift hall area, residents will enter the outdoor exercise spaces which are crafted as a flexible area with multi-function both active and passive activities for multi-generation usage at the same time.
户外广场 The outdoor plaza
The design team aims at enhancing a fitness experience to make it more motivating, engaging, and enjoyable. The outdoor pavigym and weight training pattern plaza are intended for muscle flexibility and physical training. Pavigym floors are laid with impermeable non-porous virgin EPDM rubber, antibacterial, and easy to clean. The next area is the yoga plaza where residents can call a personal trainer to lead individuals or groups.
The playground is located on the exercise pattern. In addition, the small mound creates a sense of adventure for the kids jumping around. Next, The rock climbing wall is set for the beginner hiker and TRX (Total body Resistance exercise). On the wall, a suspension training gadget is installed for bodyweight exercise purposes to develop strength, balance, and flexibility.
▽7层平面图 7th Floor Plan
▽游乐场 The playground
药草园 Herbal garden
Located at the backend is an organic edible plant & herb garden where residents could bring their collective plants to the nursery club which is equipped with garden tools, a table, and a chit chat chair to exchange garden design and ideas for like-minded. This garden gathering space plays another role as a real nature library for those interested in herb, plant, and horticulture.
Plants are categorized and divided according to their full-grown height, usage, and maintenance. The full list of plants zone grouped under different qualification are as follows:
1.Edible kitchen plant zone: Hot chili, eggplant, tomato, peppermint, mulberry, sweet basil, holy basil, Wildbetal Leafbush, assorted salad.
2.Medicinal herb plants zone: Herbal remedies are rooted in Thai local wisdom.Many people find themselves turning back to the medicinal plants that started it all. To open this door for alternative medicine, sample plants are a flatulence curing herb (ginger, sweet basil, lemongrass), a skin disease curing herb (Aloe), fever curing herb (Centella Asiatica (Linn.) Urba, Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. ex Nees
3.Aroma plant zone: sample plants are as follows: rosemary, pandanus, Citronella grass
4.Edible flower zone: sample plants are as follows: jasmine, rose, pandanus, butterfly pea,
5.Cozy veggie & herb step pavilion are placed as focal point sculpture form hiding people from outside view and focusing introverted as a silent area for meditation space or contemplation.
游泳池 Swimming pool Floor
Active areas (city view side) consist of 50m long lap Pool edge Line interlacing wind and water devising wavy patterns throughout the area where residents could swim and know their swimming distance from looking downward to the marked reflective color tile.
Pool decks create a relaxing place for the pool area with lounge beds, create a safe accessible area along the sides of the pool, and offer a seamless connection to the city view. Around the pool, residents could sit back around and take instagrammable pictures.
▽37层平面图 37th Floor plan
水疗池 Hydro pool
该楼层装修豪华，有一个配备了水力系统的室外水疗池和一个带日光浴平台的室外休闲区。水疗池十分有益于身体健康，其中的水温通常保持在30 – 40℃左右。
This floor is luxuriously appointed with an outdoor spa pool equipped with a hydro system and an outdoor relaxing area with a sundeck. Spa hydrotherapy pools can have extraordinary health benefits. Hydrotherapy jacuzzi pool water temperature is typically about 30 – 40°C.
Along with a selection of water features, including air tubs and water jets, hydrotherapy pools provide unique benefits including rehabilitating injured muscles, reducing muscle tension and relieving pain and stress.The residents could pamper themselves with a hot and cold jacuzzi by taking a 270-degree panoramic city view.
派对区 Party areas
Party areas design aims to sync with residents who come home and still want to enjoy warming down the nightlife. This gathering space connects all party activities. The outdoor cinema lounge area with a projector wall for movie night. The party space steps flow to the sky bar. The floating deck takes a view of the nightlife street with the background of the curved metallic mosaic tile on the overflow-pool edge wall.
This will be the center for homecoming nighttime opening 24 hours available upon booking.
▽户外影院 The outdoor cinema
A private soothing garden is designed from a wind flow pattern serving residents who want to sit back with a small group and enjoy 270 panoramic views.
▽25楼屋顶 Rooftop on 25nd floor
At the Wind flow plaza at the top, residents could enjoy the stunning city view both day&night times while embracing the lush garden. This is really worth It for photogenic people and those who want to hang out with friends.
▽39楼天台 Rooftop on the 39th floor
项目名称：XT Ekkamai by Sansiri
景观/建筑事务所：Landscape Collaboration.,Ltd. (LCO)
首席建筑师：Boontarika Wannapin (Noon)
设计团队：Nutcha Rungcharoenluk (Char), Kraiwin Sureechainirun (Yosh)
客户：SANSIRI PUBLIC CO.,LTD
Project name: XT Ekkamai by Sansiri
Completion Year: 2021
Size: 4,207 m2
Project location: Sukhumvit63, Bangkok, Thailand
Landscape/Architecture Firm: Landscape Collaboration.,Ltd. (LCO)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Architects: Boontarika Wannapin (Noon)
Design Team: Nutcha Rungcharoenluk (Char), Kraiwin Sureechainirun (Yosh)
Clients: SANSIRI PUBLIC CO.,LTD
Architectural Design Company : Quintrix Architects
Interior Design : That’s ITH
Photo credits: Rungkit Charoenwat
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