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WATERFALL HOUSE

Pattanakarn, Bangkok
Thailand
2017

WATERFALL HOUSE

Pattanakarn, Bangkok
Thailand
2017

WATERFALL HOUSE

Pattanakarn, Bangkok
Thailand
2017

Waterfall house is designed for a single-family who looks for a house suitable for their Thai-modern living conditions. One of them is a modern house with a lot of glazing for transparency and natural light, but comfortable as it could avoid heat from Bangkok sun. A main design criteria therefore, is to create a compact house that feels spacious. 

The name “Waterfall House” comes from the waterfall located at the center of the house. This waterfall feature is a result of a split-level design which aims for connecting between living space, both visually and the accessibility. The slope surface of the waterfall has two functions, dividing and connecting. For dividing function, the slope slab makes the half-level separation of parking space and lower level living space without wasting any space. For connecting function, the slope becomes a pleasant waterfall, a linkage between lower and upper living space. The half-level difference between two living spaces provide separation of activities without distance or closed wall.

The central opening with the waterfall allows visual connection to the upper floor and the air-flow which is necessary for tropical house. The waterfall brings cool and tranquil atmosphere for the surroundings. The front open-terrace with wide span structure creates unique entrance experience. This covered space provides good shading for the inner living room in the late morning and afternoon.  The character of the house simply reflects the concept of connecting living space, and directly express the different volume of each space through the continuous folding white surface. 

AWARDS
2018 HONORABLE MENTION GALLERY / AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE : ARCHITECTURE MASTERPRIZE

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