Sanambinnam House, cut-abandon surrounding
Photographs: Daybeds Thailand
The landowner inherits a piece of land in a small alley in the suburb of Bangkok. On one side of the land located a two-storey apartment while the other side and the back are surrounded by private houses. The apartment is not high but quite messy while the surrounding houses are very close to the property. However, the most disturbing one is a busy heavy equipment garage on the opposite side of the property where cars come in and out all day. This environment forces the designer to incorporate misdirection to hide the physicality of the house from eyes of its neighbors. The designer installs 3-4 wall panels by running perpendicular to the direction of the main entrance. This structure provides privacy from neighbors, creates rhythmic pattern and adds more layers of privacy for each part inside the house. Like the tree in the middle of the house, the use of wood-plastic composites helps reducing the hardness of the building.
There is no big tree on this land at the beginning of the construction. It is necessary to add one to enhance a sense of nature.
As we believe that, deep down everyone yearns for nature, we decide to plant a tree for this house and its inhabitants. The tree is for everyone to see from every angle.