The Superbow Project, designed by Supermachine Studio, is a proposal for a sustainable city of its own. Using Nakornsawan, Thailand as a location to implement their vision of a giant hydraulic tool in the network, they place a new ‘Water’ city in between the two rivers to slowly generate a new way of living for Nakornsawan’s people. The city, located by 2 rivers Ping and Nan, is usually flooded every year, but in 2011 the water broke the protecting levee into the city’s center. The whole town of Nakornsawan sank into one meter plus deep water. Therefore, this project aims to build a massive hydraulic tool that is habitable as an extension of the city or as a new city itself that all of people in the old city can move into. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Supermachine Studio
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Nuntawat Tasanasangsoon, Wattikon Kosonkit, Santi Sarasuphab
Landscape Architect: Sanitas Studio
Interior Design: Design plus Style Co.,Ltd.
Project Area: 720 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya