Name of Project: Mode 61
Client: Gaysorn Property
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Design Period: 2011-2013
Completion Year: 2013
Site Area: 3,200 SQ.M.
Collaborators: Woha Thailand Limited
Photographer: Pirak Anurakyaowachon (Spaceshift Studio)
The landscape design of MODE 61 is created as a private green nest instils a contemplative living environment through understated space composition and meticulous detailing. Evoke a sense of serenity through engirdling space embraced by the idyllic environment. In response to dense urban surroundings of Bangkok, the principal in the landscape area is conceived as an internal courtyard to create inverted tranquillity.
The landscaped space is split in multi-level to achieve privacy for each activity within limited space and also to create a dynamic view from the balcony looking down. This results in 3-dimensional plays of water and greenery; from reflective pond to water wall, from the green roof to green wall. The willow tree is selected as a feature for its feather-light leaf draping down forming a natural blind for the privacy of the room and swimming pool. Surfaces are finished in a well-defined natural stone and enriched with intricate detailing of the woodwork for outdoor lounges to bring about an urban and yet rustic outdoor dwelling.
From the lobby to the signature swimming pool area, wooden steps accompanied by overflow cascade by the side lead people to escalate up infusing into another space. The level of the pool deck is carefully determined to elevate slightly from the lobby and to drop by 2 metres from the units on the 1st floor to give a sense of privacy for each area. Changing of levels is crafted with water wall and green wall creating a tranquil ambience as a backdrop for the pool area.
Willow is selected as a feature tree to envelop the pool space for its feather-light leaf draping down forming a natural blind for the privacy of the room and swimming pool
Consequently, moving through the pool deck to the sunken lounge where built-in reclining sofa enclaves amongst plantations. Space is designed to serve family lounging or even small party/gathering in the garden setting next to the reading room. When needed, the sliding glass door of the reading room can be fully open connecting to the sunken lounge space forming larger function space. The stone paving material extends horizontally to the adjacent reading room to emphasise on a continuum of outdoor and indoor areas.
The landscape of MODE 61 is created as a private green nest instils a contemplative living environment through understated space composition and meticulous detailing. Altogether, surfaces area finished in a well-defined natural stone and enriched with intricate detailing of wood work from the entrance wall to outdoor lounges, bringing about an urban yet rustic outdoor dwelling. Ultimately, all meticulous detailing is curated modernly yet bio-mimicking contemplative composition.