The Commons Saladaeng是The Commons在曼谷的第二座门户，是一个集合了零售、餐饮等多种服务的社区型商业综合体。项目位于曼谷热闹而繁华的Saladaeng街区，意为“红色的亭子”。早在一百年前，场地中曾坐落着一座拥有红色斜屋顶的小火车站，是泰国第一条铁路上的标志性建筑。而本次的设计也意在向这段鲜为人知的街区历史致敬。
The Commons Saladaeng is the second development from the Commons family. It is a venue for various F&B outlets along with other services and activities. The project is nestled in a vibrant Bangkok neighborhood called “Saladaeng” which means a red pavilion. The neighborhood is being called that way because of the strong presence of a small train station with a red gabled roof that stood distinctly in the middle of the rice field a hundred years ago as part of the first railway line of the country. The design pays homage to this little-known history of the neighborhood.
▼建筑外观，exterior view ©Spaceshift Studio
Red rubber corrugated sheets are chosen as the main architectural material not only because of its crimson color but also for its acoustic property and for its corrugated surface that hints the character of the roof material of the past. The clear and the red transparent corrugated sheets which have different levels of visual transparency add a layer of complexity onto a simple form of the architecture. Eight small gables, reminiscent in scale of those in the past, are made possible to accommodate the present-day needs for wider interior spaces with the use of a specially designed M-shape roof structure. The new roof structure reconciles between the sentimental scale of the past and the operational scale of the present.
▼屋顶和立面细节，roof and facade details ©Spaceshift Studio
The best feature of the site is the large 15-meters-high ficus in the front. The building facade forms a concave curve receding away from the tree to minimize disturbance to its branches and roots and at the same time emphasizes the tree itself as the main focal point of the space. The building middle volume that is carved out as an open-air public space is oriented towards the tree as the main point of interest. At the same time, the tree helps screening out the visually incongruous context across the street while adding a level of privacy and intimacy to the space within.
▼立面被设计为内凹的形式，减少了对树木和树根的干扰 ©Spaceshift Studio
the building facade forms a concave curve receding away from the tree to minimize disturbance to its branches and roots
▼屋顶鸟瞰，aerial view ©Spaceshift Studio
▼剖面图，sections ©Department of Architcture Co.
Living and working in the high density CBD, Saladaeng people yearn for an open-air area that can provide a comfortable micro climate. Almost 30% of the building footprint is provided as a “Common Ground,” a large open-air public space that welcomes passers-by from the street level to cascade upward connecting the restaurant and coffee bar on the ground floor up to the food hall on the second floor and the multi-function hall on the third floor. This architectural cascading ground fuses large steps with platforms, seating and planting. It is equipped with large industrial fans generating “laminar flow” (continuing low-velocity through ventilation) through the entire space. This welcoming, generous, well shaded, relaxing, breezy open-air space effectively functions as a communal living and dining area, suitable for Bangkok tropical climate.
▼户外公共空间“Common Ground”，“Common Ground,” a large open-air public space ©Spaceshift Studio
▼空间从街道层一路向上延伸，the space welcomes passers-by from the street level to cascade upward ©Spaceshift Studio
▼美食广场，the food hall ©Spaceshift Studio
▼层叠状的界面融合了大台阶、露台、座椅和绿植，the cascading ground fuses large steps with platforms, seating and planting ©Spaceshift Studio
▼托架单元系统成为建筑的一部分，a special pallet unit system is designed as an architectural device ©Spaceshift Studio
This “Common Ground” is a modifiable groundscape. A special pallet unit system is designed as an architectural device that can interplay with the cascading steps to transform the space into different configurations for various kinds of activities. The system can be used to create a series of small flat areas throughout the space for setting up booths during weekend market. It can be staggered into various steps for children’s fun experience. It can be arranged either for a small platform for intimate music performance or for a large stage for a big music band and adapts the entire space into an informal open-air concert venue. It can be used to organize the space in any other infinite number of configurations for future events.
▼阶梯细节，the cascading steps ©Spaceshift Studio
▼屋顶光影，the play of light through the roof ©Spaceshift Studio
由于场地面积的限制，The Commons Saladaeng并不能像其他许多大规模的商业综合体那样，通过大量独立区域来提供多样化的服务。在此情境下，“The Platform”应运而生，这是一个采用共享经济模式来优化空间规划和创意运营的新型概念空间。不同于按照功能来分割空间的做法，“The Platform”试图划分的是场所的“时间”，即让不同的活动在不同的时段中发生。巧妙的时间分配加上精确的空间设计，为商场赋予了高度灵活的空间，使烹饪课、主厨餐桌、酒吧、运动和瑜伽课程、儿童艺术工坊、电影放映、派对和小型爵士音乐会等丰富多彩的活动可以在一天之中有条不紊地进行。
▼不同的活动在不同的时段中发生，various programs can happen in different time slots throughout the day and the week within this single space ©Spaceshift Studio
As opposed to other larger commercial spaces that have separate areas to offer diverse types of services, this small-scale development needs to answer to the limitations of space while striving to provide a place for multiple activities to meet the needs of the community. “The Platform” is a new concept space adopting the sharing economy approach as a driving force for the space planning and the innovative operation. Rather than dividing up the “space” for different functions, “The Platform” dividing up the “time” of a single space instead. With careful architectural design for this highly flexible space, various programs ranging from cooking classes, chef table, bar, exercise and yoga classes, children’s art workshops, movie screenings, parties, to a small jazz venue can happen in different time slots throughout the day and the week within this single space.
▼开阔的室内空间，the wide interior space ©Spaceshift Studio
The Commons Saladaeng是一座创新型的城市生活方式建筑，它根植于曼谷当地的环境和气候，展现了独特的场所精神。 同时，该项目还深入街区环境，不断适应着社区生活的需要。
The Commons Saladaeng is innovative urban lifestyle architecture, well rooted in its local context and climate with a sense of place. The project is embedded within the neighborhood, always adapting itself to answer to the life of the community.
▼The Commons Saladaeng夜景，The Commons Saladaeng by night ©Spaceshift Studio
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©Department of Architcture Co.
▼二层平面图，second floor plan ©Department of Architcture Co.
▼三层平面图，third floor plan ©Department of Architcture Co.
▼屋顶平面图，roof plan ©Department of Architcture Co.
▼立面图，elevations ©Department of Architcture Co.
Project Name: The Commons Saladaeng
Building Type: Commercial Building
Client: The Commons Saladaeng Co.,Ltd.
Location: 126 Soi Saladaeng 1, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Design Period: March 2018 – November 2018
Construction Period: November 2018 – February 2020
Architectural Design: Department of Architcture Co.
Principal Architect: Amata Luphaiboon , Twitee Vajrabhaya
Project Architect: Chanlika Boonpha
Design Team: Tanadetch Mahapolsirikun , Monthon Patcharapunyapong , Supavit Junsompitsiri
Hardscape Designer: Department of Architcture Co.
Softscape Designer: Patom and Suan Sampran
Lighting Designer: ACCENT Studio by Nopporn Sakulwigitsinthu
Environmental Graphic: be>our>friend studio
Structural Engineer: Jet Structural
System Engineer: Aeon Elen Generation Co.,Ltd.
Construction Menagement: One Management Co.,Ltd.
Building Contractor: Kay-Thai Construction Co., Ltd.
Photographer: Spaceshift Studio