- Structural Engineer : Chalermkiat Wongwanichtawee
- Landscape Designer : 1819
- City : Tambon Hin Tung
- Country : Thailand
Text description provided by the architects. AKAS is a residential project in Aumphur Pakchong, Nakornratchasrima, consists of 2 blocks of low-rise condominium. The project was initiated by the idea of natural scenery appreciation toward Khao Yai National Park, the main scenery of the project, changes seasonally throughout the year; breezy clear blue sky in winter, yellow and brown plantation in summer ,and dramatic mist covering the mountain in monsoon. Transforming the natural inspiration to architectural design concept, to capture ‘AKAS’(air), an intangible element represented by the magnificent view of Khao Yai National Park, by creating proportional opening to overwhelm the human scale in comparison to the scenery’s.
Raised on a gentle slope, 7-storey of living units are organized with linear system to maximize building exposure to the nature. Balconies along the southern facade are extended from interior living space to hold outdoor living activities throughout the day. Interior space is overwhelmed by the scenery from inside, but building outside is humble comparing to the surrounding. Building scale is refined by vertical elements and connected through horizontal beams. In detail level with material insertion and sleek profile eave breaking down rigid block to blend with natural backdrop.
AKAS project does not only concern about the natural scenery, maximize viewing area and functional organization for the residents to be able to live closest to the nature within the comfortable living space, but also create co-existence of architecture and mesmerizing natural surroundings.