baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok
 

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

in the heart of bangkok is a new 4-story, semi-detached house designed by baan puripuri. the residential project, which is aptly titled ‘high garden’, has been realized to cater for urban lifestyles while establishing a dialogue with nature.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the upper part of the building is partially covered with a façade derived from traditional thai architecture

all images courtesy of baan puripuri

 

 

due to soaring land prices in high-density residential areas, owning a single house with a lush garden in the city center is a considerable challenge in bangkok. since urban housing become more compact, most home owners need to maximize every square inch of living space and rely on air conditioning units. the role of green space is often neglected or underestimated.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the terrace and green area on the living level viewed from above

 

 

in order to optimize the limited space without compromising on quality of life, this semi-detached house was built with maximum site coverage while providing additional space for greenery. balcony gardens that recessed behind the front façade become an extension of the total living area and master bedroom.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

a series of balconies and green areas are stacked and covered to provide shade and control visual privacy

 

 

these south-facing floating gardens take full advantage of sunlight during the day. they play a vital role in establishing a strong connection with nature and also creating a relationship between inside and outside space. partial roofs above the balcony provide shading while keeping the area airy and breezy.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the terrace and garden balcony seen from the living room

 

 

the façade takes inspiration from characteristics of traditional thai architecture, as all the panels feature ridged architectural moldings. their horizontal lines are contrasted by the ultra thin vertical red fins that accentuate the molding profiles and enhance the aesthetic effect of light and shade. this emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines lead to a fusion of tradition with modernity.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the full height shelf with integrated lights mirrors the main façade

 

 

beside controlling visual privacy, the vertical fins also help to improve the indoor thermal comfort and minimize glare caused by direct sunlight. the openings of the façade define different areas of activities in the house and allow the balcony garden to become a green oasis for the community as well.

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the full height shelf provides a back drop for the living area and connects to a pantry area

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the pantry in the living area

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the master bedroom connects to the balcony and green area in front through a full height opening

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the façade and planters in front provide both privacy and an element of greenery

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

a cantilevered balcony floats above the trees and plants below

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

the façade draws inspiration from characteristics of traditional thai architecture

baan puripuri integrates balcony gardens into a residential project in bangkok

front façade at night

 

 

project info:

 

project name: high garden

location: bangkok, thailand

design: baan puripuri

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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