Text description provided by the architects. The owner wanted to build a weekend house for her extended family, meditation groups and gathering with friends and relatives, which can be adjusted into a permanent house in the future. The site is located 9 kilometers from town and the train station, If the High-speed train route from Bangkok to Nakornratchasima has been developed, it will be a good location to build a home.
The house is designed to meet the requirements in housing estates, including more setback- open space than the minimum amount required, color, height, features, natural system for wastewater treatment and self-sufficient in water supply. The design of the house layout is consisted with the existing trees on the site.
The concept is to design a house that meet the owner’s requirements and needs, which is to design a place to hold activities for all ages and can be interchangeable – a common space that can be used for private or public. A house that designs for a good quality living environment, in accordance with the site context and provides better facilities than housing estate requirements.
In order to preserve the existing tree – a native tree, and to fit architecture with nature, the design of the house has a light court in the central of the house to capture the tree.
The line that runs horizontal to the edge of the elevated first floor along the front elevation is parallel to the line of the eve of the first floor roof to set off in contrast to the vertical line of the light court captures the tree.
The second floor has been imported as an attic to make the building looks like a single story house that spreading along the horizontal exit. The shape of the roof simulates landscape dynamic and the mountain line.