Novice Living Quarters, Buddhanimit Temple

The original brief of the project was to construct a new dormitory to support an increasing number of novices. After the site was inspected, an abandoned building was discovered adjacent to the existing school building. The architects proposed a scheme to renovate this abandoned building into a dormitory with further addition of a new library and a washroom. This scheme does not only provide more study and recreational space for the novices within the specified budget, but also respects and attempts to blend in the existing context, structure and materials together.