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timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand

Sher Maker’s Jomthong Raintree House integrates with nature

 

Designer Sher Maker builds Jomthong Raintree House within a lush Chamchuri, raintree, forest in Chom Thong district, Chiang Mai, integrating it with its natural surroundings. Positioned along the edge of a three-acre plot, the residence serves as a quiet observatory of the surrounding ecosystem, with minimal intervention to preserve its innate beauty.

 

The architectural approach of the Jomthong Raintree House is rooted in simplicity, featuring a gabled roof and RC concrete structures executed by a local builder team. The building’s walls, crafted from locally sourced Shorea wood encased in timber batten, serve as a subtle division fence while allowing for unobstructed views of the natural landscape.

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
all images courtesy of Sher Maker

 

 

elevated open-layout House Serves as a Nature Observatory

 

With a commitment to maintaining the natural flow of the land and allowing community access to the nearby stream, the design team incorporates open walls that enable air, wind, and soundscapes from the surrounding environment to permeate the space. This thoughtful integration ensures residents can fully immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature.

 

The layout of the Jomthong Raintree House is practical and efficient, with the main hallway leading to the bedrooms and living room. The family’s living space, strategically situated on the sloping terrain, offers privacy without sacrificing views of the Chamchuri forest and Doi Inthanon mountain range. An observation deck at the end of the bridge provides a serene vantage point for experiencing the natural beauty, particularly during the tranquil moments before sunset.

 

Beyond its role as a peaceful retreat, the observatory space of the Jomthong Raintree House is designed to accommodate a variety of family activities, ensuring its relevance and functionality for years to come.

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
designer Sher Maker creates Jomthong Raintree House nestled within a lush Chamchuri forest in Chiang Mai

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
the architectural approach prioritizes simplicity, featuring a gabled roof and RC concrete structures

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
the residence harmoniously integrates with its natural surroundings, blending seamlessly into the landscape

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
locally sourced Shorea wood forms the walls, providing a subtle division while allowing unobstructed views

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
positioned along a three-acre plot, the house serves as a quiet observatory of the surrounding ecosystem

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
open walls enable the integration of air, wind, and natural sounds, enhancing the immersive experience

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
minimal intervention ensures the preservation of the innate beauty of the natural environment

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
an observation deck at the end of a bridge provides a serene vantage point for experiencing nature

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the design maintains the natural flow of the land, preserving community access to nearby streams

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
the practical layout includes a main hallway leading to bedrooms and a living room

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
strategic placement on sloping terrain offers privacy without sacrificing views of the forest and mountains

timber-clad residence settles on stilts within raintree forest in thailand
Jomthong Raintree House serves as a peaceful retreat, embracing the tranquility of its surroundings

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the observatory space is designed for versatility, accommodating various family activities

 

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Jomthong Raintree House's adaptability ensures relevance and functionality for years to come
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project info:

 

name: Jomthong Raintree House
architect: Sher Maker | @sher_maker

location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

 

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: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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