Among those same mountains in Chon Buri, a two-storey storage building – rectangular in shape and 80 metres long – rests on the bed of a pond that’s been dry for two decades. It was intentionally built subsurface so it wouldn’t block views of the lovely landscape and closer-by nature.
▼从远处看见的金属板屋顶，the roof of metal sheeting can be seen on the approach
Only the roof of metal sheeting can be seen on the approach. Once near, the enclosing earthen wall becomes apparent.Inside, ground-floor storage rooms are large enough to hold the great many items donated to the temple. Upstairs is minimalist accommodation for meditation practitioners who go to the temple on retreats, in rooms designed to be practical and well ventilated. To safeguard the occupants’ privacy, the storage area and accommodations have separate entrances.
▼寺庙附近开采的石头用作围合墙体，the enclosing earthen wall collected around the temple grounds
▼供冥想者使用的宿舍，upstairs is minimalist accommodation for meditation practitioners
Luang Por Mahatong Thammawuttho方丈并不想让建筑物破坏附近的自然景观。因此他希望尽量使用当地的技术和材料，所以建筑物中用到的部分石材是在寺庙周边开采的，金属板和石膏板也是在当地购置。方丈美好的愿望已全然渗透到了建筑中，是功能与情感的完美融合。
Abbot Luang Por Mahatong Thammawuttho didn’t want the building intruding on nature, but rather enhancing it. He wanted mainly local materials and expertise used, too, and in fact some portions are made of stones collected around the temple grounds. The metal and plasterboard was also acquired locally. The abbot’s compassionate concept has been integrated in a building that marries function to emotion.
▼建筑与四周景色融为一体，integrated with surrounding views
▼雨水分析图，water treatment diagram
Clients: Wat Pa Watchira Banpot Temple
Project location: Wat Pa Watchira Banpot, Chonburi, Thailand
Lead Architects: Suriya Umpansiriratana, Walllasia Ltd.
Engineering: Soontorn Kietkongsak, Pacharathorn Kampimol
Photo credits: Walllasia Ltd.
Completion Year: 2016
Gross Built Area: 800 msq