sanitas studio reveals urban nature sanctuary wyne in thailand sanitas studio reveals urban nature sanctuary wyne in thailand
mar 11, 2014

sanitas studio reveals urban nature sanctuary wyne in thailand

sanitas studio reveals urban nature sanctuary wyne in thailand
images © chaichoompol vathakanon
all images courtesy of sanitas studio




based on the idea of an oasis that eventually reveals itself, local firm sanitas studio has completed the landscape design and façade for a high rise in the center of bangkok in thailand. the ‘wyne sukhumvit condominium’ has a four storey carpark that was treated by peeling away its exterior skin and integrating a vertical garden into it. lines of folded stainless steel strips reflect the natural elements to help heighten the contrast between the plants and the built form. the surrounding site consists of a series of new developments, but is lacking in recreation areas and public parks, so the designers wanted to develop the location as a retreat in itself.


the façade is based on the idea of revealing



planting was placed in every possible area including: a walkway around the building foot print, a herb plot within a sculpture garden, a vertical green wall on the façade and a rustic sanctum by the swimming pool. in order to further the concept of revealing, the water on the fifth level is framed by strips of timber trellis, while the sculpture garden is constructed from a topography that eventually unveils different shapes.

the ‘revealing’ facade consists of folded stainless steel elements



a large pattern was created on the ground floor by combining both hard and soft landscaping that wrap around the entire foot print of the building. the garden also features a mirror wall, which at first appears to define the space, but then looks as if it is disappearing with the wind as it gently blows on the pixellated pieces. the urban oasis seeks to help enliven residents and provide somewhere relaxing away from the surrounding concrete jungle.

aerial view of the sculpture garden


the sculpture garden


a large mirror wall lines the sculpture garden


wooden trellis runs along the edge of the swimming pool on the 5th Floor


(left) mirror wall detail
(right) the swimming pool trellis


a foliage mobile



project info:


landscape architect: sanitas studio co., ltd.
project name: wyne sukhumvit condominium by sansiri
completion date: november 2012
location: bangkok, thailand
land area: 4,293 sq.m.
client: sansiri plc
project director: sanitas pradittasnee
project designer: vongvaritt siwatwarasuk
project team: rachaniporn tiempayotorn, amisa ruksiam, ronarong chompoopan, idsared komanee, supavadee nimawan
architect: db studio
photographer: chaichoompol vathakanon



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