Architects: Atelier of Architects
Location: Rangsit, Pathumthani, Thailand
Project Team: Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn, Pahol Chokrada, Narongdet Wongwanchai
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 9,700 sqm
Photographs: Krisada Boonchaleaw & Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn
Located in the outer skirt of Bangkok, along the fence of Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, U Square is the composition of two counterparts, apartment and retail. In the wedge shape 1.5 Acres land plot, the 7 storey apartment building is placed towards the rear, while 2 storey retail is placed perpendicular towards the main entrance axis to create the visual exposure from the frontal structure to the rear.
The retail, made out of two parallel steel structures are defined by the trajectory of the walkway, inter linking bridge and the orange cylinder toilet. While the apartment’s articulation pursues for elimination of repetition by the continuously folded form. The lift foyer at each floor, are aligned towards the space between two bars of retail.
U Square is the celebration of dynamism of space while resonances with color and line.