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  7. Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

  • 01:00 - 29 February, 2012
Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects
Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects, © TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects © TYIN Tegnestue Architects © TYIN Tegnestue Architects © TYIN Tegnestue Architects +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects

    Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Grntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Jeanne-Francoise Fischer, Karoline Markus, Madeleine Johander, Paul la Tourelle, Nadia Mller, Wijitbusaba Marome
  • Client

    Klong Toey Community
  • Sponsors

    Link Arkitektur & Ratio Arkitekter
  • Cost

    35.000 NOK / 4.500 EUR
  • Built By

    TYIN tegnestue with students and community
  • Area

    91.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

   

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Klong Toey is currently the largest and oldest areas of informal dwellings in Bangkok. More than 140.000 people is estimated to live here, and most are living in sub-standard houses with few or no tenure rights or support from the government.

The area has great social challenges mostly due to the lack of public services like healthcare, affordable education, sanitation and electricity. An extensive drug problem greatly affects the social climate followed by high unemployment rates, violence and crime.

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

In addition to the main function as a football court and a public playground the project will work as a tool for the community to tackle some of the social issues in the area. A crucial factor in the continuation of the project is that the Klong Toey Community Lantern will be part of a long term strategy. This project is part of a development on a larger scale, and it has to be considered as a small contribution that might lead to positive change. With the local connection established both in the local community and a professional network in Thailand the project has greater chances of having a social sustainability.

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

The year long preparation period allowed the team to design and build the structure in as little as three weeks. During this period the project team got involved with the community through interviews, workshops and public meetings. The design of the structure is a combination of many basic ideas and concepts, and embodies several of the features lacking in the area including new hoops for basketball, a stage for performances or public meetings, walls for climbing and seating both inside and around the edges of the playground.

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

Space was limited on the site, and it was important to maintain the size of the football field. As a result of these limitations the footprint of the structure measures 12m x 1,2m and the full height of the building is short of 5 meters. Due to poor ground conditions a concrete base was cast to support the weight of the building.

© TYIN Tegnestue Architects
© TYIN Tegnestue Architects

The main construction¥s simplicity, repetitive logic and durability enables the local inhabitants to make adaptations that fit with their changing needs without endangering the projects structural strength or the general useability of the playground. This way the project runs in parallel with the ever changing surroundings and fits with the idea that the project could be part of a larger call for a more sustainable development in the Klong Toey area.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Klong Toey Community Lantern / TYIN Tegnestue Architects" 29 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/212214/klong-toey-community-lantern-tyin-tegnestue-architects/>
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Limon · April 24, 2015

April 2015

Errik Irwan Wibowo · September 03, 2012

Ruang2 bermain untuk anak2 di permukiman padat. Arsitektur yg jawab soal2 kemanusiaan. Inspiratif! -->
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Eric Chancellor · August 18, 2012

http://t.co/GJQ4RJ60 great social intervention. adaptable, community oriented, and skill building...i must do similar things....soon!

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bangkok · March 26, 2012

Upgrading BKK&#39s KlongToey "slum": Very cool utilization of little space & money to make it a better place http://t.co/S31jSlb1 via @tri26

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. · March 23, 2012

Klong Toey Community Development by TYIN Tegnestue Architects http://t.co/PQkm2gMo Social sustainability in informal community dwellings.

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anakin · March 01, 2012

As a thai, I really appreciated these type of project the office has been doing, from a simple but well thougth of ideas, with minimal effort, potentialy can bring in a great deal of improvement in the area. There are so many serious problem that are overlooked, especially for architects, these type of projects are really the one that need their attention.

It would be great to see how this area turned out, in the next few years.

anakin · March 01, 2012

As a thai, I really appreciated these type of project the office has been doing, from a simple but well thougth of ideas, with minimal effort, potentialy can bring in a great deal of improvement in the area. There are so many serious problem that are overlooked, especially for architects, these type of projects are really the one that need their attention.

I would be great to see how this area turned out, in the next few years.

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tre black · February 29, 2012

This project is cost-efficient, the photos look awesome. But it only functions as a seating area with a bit shading. The playing area for kid is too dangerous. It can only make architect appreciate, and make them more famous. Sorry!

ellen · March 02, 2012 07:51 AM

agreed!!, nobody use a 1"x2" wood for kids to climb. a typical playground usually have sand at the bottom of the climber to protect kids from falling down, not concrete like that. this project works aesthetically, not functionally.

Dariusz · February 29, 2012

Great architecture..light, simple, functional and low cost. Although not sure why all the photos are HDR..too much HDR I'm afraid..

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