▼该场地位于一条道路的尽头，这里享有群山环绕的美景，located at the end of a dead-end road, the site offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains
In an attempt to create a unique typology of a vacation home, Gliding Villa integrate principles of Thai beliefs, i.e. Feng Shui, with site context and modern design principles. Located at the end of a dead-end road, the site offers scenic views of the surrounding mountains. While owners were hesitant to purchase the plot due to its dead-end location, this superstitiously negative condition is resolved by dividing the site and program into two projects, leaving the area facing the dead-end as an open courtyard; a shared landscape between the living functions distributed along the site boundary. Because Feng Shui determine auspicious settings by referencing local features such as bodies of water and terrain, integrating such beliefs with natural ventilation allowed us to create a sustainable project that provide comfortable living conditions.
The triangular shaped roof becomes the character of the project; hovering above the masses, it gives coherence to the scattered forms and visually connect the programs. While its form resembles surrounding mountains, the roof feature triangular voids that create a lighter, more open feeling to the plane that appears to be gliding, hence the name Gliding Villa.
▼三角形的屋顶使分散的结构保持连贯，the triangular shaped roof gives coherence to the scattered forms and visually connect the programs
▼位于建筑实体上的三角形屋顶，the triangular shaped roof hovering above the masses
▼三角形的空隙为滑翔机般的屋顶带来了更轻、更开放的感觉，its form resembles surrounding mountains, the roof feature triangular voids that create a lighter, more open feeling to the plane that appears to be gliding
Outdoor terraces below this expansive canopy become lively places for family gatherings; a space to talk, drink and eat together. This type of space is evident in traditional Thai homes, where terraced areas have various informal functions or are utilized as gathering space. We re-interpret such concepts with design conventions to integrate the architecture culturally, as well as formally, into the environment.
▼宽敞的天蓬下面是户外露台，这里将作为家庭聚会的热闹场所，outdoor terraces below this expansive canopy become lively places for family gatherings
▼户外露台也是观景的好地方，the outdoor terrace is also a great place to see the scenery
▼露台下的一层过道，the corridor under the terrace
▼木质结构营造出独特光影效果，wooden structure creates a unique light and shadow effect
▼屋顶三角开口细部，the detail of roof triangle opening
In Thailand, superstitions and beliefs remain deep-rooted in the community and daily life. Designing in line with such beliefs, is in a way, designing architecture for the spirit of place. In doing so, we believe that the experience and attachment users feel towards the space provide a more lasting architecture.
▼与户外相渗透的一层客厅，a living room that penetrates into the outdoors
▼三角形屋顶下的卧室，bedroom under the triangular roof
▼建筑夜间效果，the night effect of the building
▼一层平面图，the 1st floor plan
▼二层平面图，the 2nd floor plan
Stu/D/O Project Team:Apichart Srirojanapinyo Chanasit Cholasuek Adrian Smiths Phark Lertchanyakul
Landscape Architect:Field Landscape Studio
Lighting Designer:Siriluck Chinsaengchai
Structural Engineer:Ittipon Konjaisue
Mechanical Engineer:Sutanya Sukprahan
Contractor:Smart Builder Tech
Photography:Stu/D/O, Pirak Anurakyawachon