rintala eggertsson architects: library in thailand rintala eggertsson architects: library in thailand
dec 28, 2009

rintala eggertsson architects: library in thailand

library in thailand all photos by pasi aalto courtesy rintala eggertsson architects

sami rintala of rintala eggertsson architects lead a group of NTNU trondheim university (norway) architect students on a social project. they worked together to build a two storey library building for safe haven orphanage in ban tha song yan village, thailand near the burma border for 42 children ranging in different ages.

the task was to utilize local materials and building techniques to create a building that would solve the problems of education in the orphanage in the most practical way. at the same time, the design also worked with the surrounding environment, with research on natural ventilation systems and sunshades completed and incorporated into the building. the structure was built from natural lava stone from the site, concrete bricks, wood and bamboo. the lower level of the library houses the books and a computer area while the upper level is more for lounging, play and enjoying the books.

the project was organized by tyin tegnestue, trondheim, norway and NTNU teacher hans skotte.

the library built from concrete bricks, natural lava stone, wood and bamboo

back of the library

library in surrounding environment

long view of the interior

interior

steps also function as shelves

upper level interior

  • What a beautifull space for children to develop a love of books.

    julie says:
  • warm and beautiful, like a playground 🙂

    muchacha says:
  • well practice of architecture

    zamee says:
  • amazing job…..you captured the need of the people , the children, in anatural setting. i am impressed. patricia morgan

    patricia a. morgan says:
  • los felicito por haber proporcionado un espacio tan agradable y que cumplirá una Función noble como es la de inculcar la lectura en los niños esto Tan importante en paises del Tercer Mundo.

    juan fentanes says:
  • beautiful architecture with soul. there is lots that designers can learn from this simple appropriate building.

    Denzillion says:
  • lol how can these guys pay for the prob expensive architects 😛 ?
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    Creative_life says:
  • A wonderful fusion of great design and natural local materials. A beautiful space.

    Beth says:
  • I’d have to say that this project would put anybody that worked on the burj dubai project to shame. A little human perspective, please.

    Mushi says:
  • I like 2st des

    monkey_d_lufee says:
  • very impressive.

    TSCOTT says:

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