“Mori Haus” is located in the growing fringe of Bangkok near a canal, grassland, and residential area. It is a challenge of fitting high-density dwellings into the local neighborhood and maintaining the peaceful atmosphere of its surrounding.
▼居住区概览，overview © Beersingnoi
▼从外部看居住区，view from the outside © Beersingnoi
▼居住区入口，the entrance of Mori Haus © Beersingnoi
The two blocks of seven-story residential buildings are located along the site perimeter to maximize the central garden. While the third building is a one-story facility building and situated in the openspace between the two residential blocks. The arrangement creates a connection with the triangular common green area in front of the development and highlights the drop-off. It functions as the main lobby before letting residents walk through the landscape to each residential block.
▼居住组团间的开放空间，open space between the two residential blocks © Beersingnoi
All the units facing inside have a balcony extended to appreciate the central garden. In contrast, the units facing outside have two types of the façade; balcony with a tree and balcony with windows, which is convertible to interior space. The facades are arranged to create the rhythm of recesses for trees to grow vertically and, at the same time, creating a distinctive pattern.
▼朝内的立面，the facade facing inside © Beersingnoi
▼朝外的立面，the facade facing outside © WWork Space
The design of the facility building is all about blending it with central landscape and encouraging the residents to enjoy. Its shape follows the landscape design geometry, and its green roof is at the same level as the first residential floor. The lobby has an openable sliding window on both sides for natural cross-ventilation, and the irregular shape skylights allows direct light into the main lobby creating an outdoor atmosphere. At the end of the building is the gym space protruding into the landspace with full-height glass walls.
▼配套设施设计，the facility building © WWork Space
▼室内空间，interior view of the facility building © WWork Space
▼健身房，landscape overview © WWork Space
▼细部，不规则天窗，detail, irregular shape skylight © Beersingnoi
With the central garden, building arrangement, and façade design, the project archives not only creating a green atmosphere for the residents but also the friendly built-environment to its neighbors.
▼夜景，nightview © WWork Space
▼夜景，nightview © WWork Space
▼分析图，diagrams © Somdoon Architects
▼平面图，layout plan © Somdoon Architects
▼立面图，elevations © Somdoon Architects
▼剖面图，section © Somdoon Architects
In the middle of the crowded city, everyone needs the place that can relax and feel the atmosphere of nature. Mori Haus tried to connect feelings and atmosphere of nature back to the urban city again.
▼景观概览，landscape overview © Wison Tungthhunya
“Valley” is the main concept in garden area design. The building that surrounds the garden area work as a mountain with trees that are growing in various places.
▼如同置身于茂密的山间树林，whithin a mountain where trees growing in various places © WWork Space
▼功能分区图，zoning diagram © Wison Tungthhunya
▼概念示意图，concept diagram © Shma
花园区由梯田形式的弧形山丘环绕，运用多种植物形成自然生态，在景观中营造私密空间。 花园区的中央是一个有如山谷间泻湖景象的泳池区，以不经雕琢的自然轮廓呈现。 泳池区包含一个25米长的浅水泳池，一个按摩浴池，儿童游泳池以及喷泉景区。 游泳池的灯光效果模拟了夜幕降临时分，在野外看到的“萤火虫”点点烁动的光芒。
The garden area is surrounded by a small hill form in curved shape as a stepping planter. A variety of plants are used to create a sense of nature and privacy in the garden area. Garden area includes the 25-meter long natural shaped pool as “lagoon” in the middle of the valley. The swimming pool includes a 25-meter long lap pool, a Jacuzzi pool, a children’s pool, and a fountain. This pool has a light that mimics the “Firefly” that is often seen in nature at night.
▼中央景观泳池营造出山谷间泻湖的景象，the natural shaped pool as “lagoon” in the middle of the valley © Wison Tungthhunya
▼泳池灯光发散出萤火虫般的迷人光芒，the pool has a light that mimics the “Firefly” in nature at night © Wison Tungthhunya
There are special seating area features that create “Unique Sitting Experience” to the user, such as Mesh seat over the pool, swings, large lounge chair and seats under the pavilion.
▼花园的秋千，户外沙发长椅及遮阳凉亭，swings, large lounge chair and seats under the pavilion in garden area © Wison Tungthhunya
▼泳池上用绳网编织的网椅，mesh seat over the pool © Wison Tungthhunya
Another highlight if this garden is the variety of plants that mimic wilderness in nature. It is a “Secret Forest” that have waterfront plants, ferns, fragrant flowers, natural meadows. Apart from the garden area at the first floor. It has the rooftop garden on the Clubhouse building which uses “Garden at the top of the hill” as a concept design. Feature tree at rooftop garden surrounded by large terraces with natural meadows and open view to the green space outside. When you fall into the garden of the Mori Haus, you will be falling in love with nature, feel relaxing, and abandon the chaos of the city outside.
▼设计示意图，design concept © Shma
▼运用多种多样的植被模拟自然生态，utilizing the variety of plants to mimic wilderness in nature © Shma
▼地面和屋顶花园平面图，ground level garden plan and roof garden plan © Shma
▼花园剖面图，garden section © Shma
Name of Project: Mori Haus
Design / Architect: Somdoon Architects
Landscape Architect: SHMA Company Limited
Design year & Completion Year:
Design Inception: June 2015
Completion: November 2017
Leader designer & Team:
Project Team: Punpong Wiwatkul, Prinya Narongthanarath, Phiriya Chavanaphan, Attaporn Palawattanakul
Client: Sansiri PLC
Gross Built Area (square meters): 20,317 m2
Location: Bangkok , Thailand
Design Period: 2015-2017
Structural Engineer & MEP Engineer: W. AND Associates Designs Co., Ltd.
Brands / Products used in the project:
Precast: C-Post Co., Ltd.
Paints: TOA Thailand PCL
Windows & Door Aluminium System: VSN Interset Co.,Ltd
Awards: CREDAWARD (China Real Estate Design Award) 2018-2019 awarded by DJSER.com
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