The Key Sathorn – Ratchapreuk位于曼谷吞武里区，是一个拥有超过800个公寓的居住小区，由三座公寓楼和一个停车场组成。这里闹中取静，交通便利，离曼谷的Wutthakart BTS火车站不远。小区的居住密度偏高，这种高密度住宅的户外活动区域通常被放置到小区最显眼的位置，以促进公寓销量。但这次景观设计并非从经济角度出发，而是意图为在此居住的居民打造一个舒适怡人的户外环境，并保证他们的私人生活不受外界干扰。
The Key Sathorn – Ratchapreuk is a 23-storey and 7-storey condominium with more than 800 units in Bangkok locates in Thonburi zone. Where is still calm area not far from Bangkok downtown near Wutthakart BTS train station. The purpose of landscape architectural design for this project is to create a pleasant outdoor space with sense of privacy for crowded people who live here. That is different from this kind of residences in the market. That landscape area is normally placed at a visible area to be seen and to help closing sales.
So the design concept is to play with the order of approaching to each space. By an intention to create an enjoyable various experiences while walking through each area space by space with a garden design principle instead of park. So each area is placed in different spots of the site that serves the functional requirements and the limitation of spaces on ground. In the meanwhile it has to create the pleasant privacy among residents.
▽ 主要活动区域，two gardens
Start from the site main entrance, there is a pedestrian walkway surrounded with clean mass of shrubs to escort people to the main lobby that is the focal point from main entrance. Low wall and topiary are placed to complement with relax horizontal line in architectural elements to create the sense of serenity, modern and yet welcome.
▽ 步行长廊，pedestrian walkway
▽ 入口大堂，main lobby
Because the area limitation so the swimming pool has to be located next to main lobby that very near the main drop off. That’s why the water feature and the landscape decoration wall are introduced in this in-between area to create the curiosity, connectivity and the privacy of these 2 areas at the same time.
▽ 水景墙，water feature and the landscape decoration wall
Arrival visitors could hear the water sound and know there is a pool behind the wall but cannot access. Along the pool is a garden walkway to another building and main garden. The high shrubs and trees are used to create both privacy for pool area and shady walking experience that turns the normal circulation to the lovely strolling experience.
▽ 花园小径，garden walkway
The pool area’s planting concept is “ Season changed”. That people can enjoy with the featured flower trees that blossom differently in each season. The fresh color of plantings is complement nicely with warmness of copper like wall tiles, tropical plants and water features in pool. So residents can refresh themselves from tired daily life.
▽ 泳池，the pool
▽ 泳池细部，details of the pool
From the pool across a little canal is where the main garden located as a multi purpose space for the second building. The garden pavilion with the clean simple form and a touch of welcome is placed to create the privacy for the garden from the internal road. After walked through the pavilion then it’s revealed the big open lawn. That is used to create a sense of luxury for city people that lacks of green open space surround by trees and shrubs to create privacy for residential units. While the rustic surfaces of gravel steps and wild grass plants are used to create a contrast from neat big lawn to make space more lively interesting.
▽ 主花园，main garden
Landscape Architect: XSiTE Design Studio
Project Team: Director – Thotthanet Luekijna
Client: Land and House PLC.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Use: High-rise residence
Building: 4 Buildings, 23-storey, 7-storey, 3-storey residential building and 7-storey parking
Total units: 834 Units
Unit type : 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom
Site Area: 12,230 sq. m
Design Year: 2012
Completion year: 2014
Photographer: Rungkit Charoenwat
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