November 25, 2007

17 Water Pipe - final presentaton 6/6

Joke, Kwang, Bee and Paan were working on several ideas. First they were facinated by this idea that sand can filter, and transform dirty water into a clean one. Their quite ambitious idea was then, to make a building that could produce and collect clean water to people. When they were at the site they were not able to scope down their idea yet, as you can see from the one to one scale model is still not so clear - something to play with water.

However, after coming back, they focus pretty on water collecting and the pipe system that would be integrated into other requirements of the training and resource center.

The final design with their analysis and integration of all the systems in the main building.

The planning separates the main training space from the guestrooms.

The main feature of the building is the blue PVC pipes and the cylinder concrete tank to collect water. This kind of tank is very common in a rural area in Thailand. A concrete ring of 60-100 cm diameter with 40-50 cm high could be bought anywhere. It is also very simple to assemble.

The system of water collection and storage.

The final design.

16 Prefabricated Modular - final presentation 5/6

Another 4-girl group, Preaw, Oil, Pear and Nam. They began with the idea of making something simple and easy to build by something in modular system and also it could be able to pre-fabricated from a factory. So at the site, you just have to assemble everything to become a building They found fishing net quite interesting because while it is in a modular system, it is very flexible - so perhaps it can be used to accomodate with uneven slopes in the site.

The one-to-one-scale model made out of PET bottles, which is one of the biggest garbage around...They wanted to communicate this modular, pre-fabricated system and moreover, if possible, some recycle materials. The small space was cover by the so-called net structure by hanging.

After coming back from Phi Phi Island, they explored several structures to meet their concept of prefabricated and flexiblity.

The structure system that could become different architectural parts that could accommodate different activities.

Very nice and interesting models.

The most difficult part in their project is to map everything on to the site.

The final project.

15 Meeting on the Route - final presentation 4/6

The project of Fam, Fern, Pam and Chompu - the super power girls. They came up with the idea about how external people who come to use this building would interact with the school and the locals. The are interested in how these kids in the small village would have a chance to learn and expose to the world.

The project proposed by Fah Diow Foundation is to have training sessions that could help the local kids to be able to live in their place with the super strong influences of the tourism industry.

The group work pretty much also on the site and how the building of our project would affect the overall site planning of the school. Our building should enable the school space to perform better, the believe. We all agree. Their analysis is quite interesting as well as the way the did their one-to-one scale model.

Finally here are their final project. The place where kids can mingle around with the people from the external world, the place where the school and the new building interlacing into the same network of routes and space.

14 Hammock - final presentation 3/6

Joe, Hin, Toey and Pao were interested in the idea of a 'hammock'. Because of its ability to transform quickly a space and its function with a very simple act and technology. Moreover, it also signifies something relaxing and friendly. However, they accepted that the degree of temporarity and flexibility of an actual building is not actually so simple. There for they divided the project into two parts: the most compact building that houses the necessary interior functions (or when it rains), then the outdoor plateforms and roofs that would act more like a hammock. In the conceptual model you can see that the 'hammock-like' part is a kind of extension of the building into the trees.

Their working models when we were at Phi Phi island.

Their one-to-one-scale model was simply made out of two sheets of canvas brought randomly from Bangkok but they could communicate pretty much the idea.

The building is very compact, only one building. It takes advantages of the contour of the site that the main space of the building is extended from the main access from the school field which is higher than the left part, so the left part can house the functions being stacking into two levels - the lower part is kitchen, toilet, storage, the upper part is the bedrooms for the guests. The planning is very simple but they have spent a lot of time refining it.

The final model. Very compact and simple.

The path connect the bedrooms on the second level also helps to create a small courtyard where all kinds of training could be conducted too.

The back part of the building is not higher than the trees.