TP House / 2929 Design Laboratory
Text description provided by the architects. With the condition of the project’s site location which is 20 meters wide and 80 meters long, which is considered a challenging land type in the design of single-detached houses in the city. One of the design criteria comes from the owner’s request, he likes to write and read books and always exercises to keep himself to be healthy. We imagined this house that has a very private, peaceful and very green space and integrates with exercise units (gym, outdoor pool and running track).
Our design begins to outline the concept and design process, not only from the question of how to connect the entire residential units while maintaining the sense of separation, but also from the question of how to create a sense of continuity that the front connected to the very back. . We come up with the idea of ”the Wall”. The wall becomes the visual element that helps us create the feeling of a compartment that at the same time connects other parts of the house. We also use the wall to create a closed space with the inner garden (courtyard), which allows each residential unit to change the opening, the flow of air, light and atmosphere.
TP House is a one-storey house with an area of 500 sq. on the ground floor (800 sq.m. including the roof), consisting of two main compartments. The front compartment is a location of the dining room, living room, a guest room, including the way to the roof facility like 60 m. long running track. A back compartment is a private unit consisting of a master bedroom, dressing room, master bathroom and a private library that surrounds a large fish pond and a green garden.
The swimming and gym will be located in the middle of these two compartments. The walls, the main architectural feature, are quite large and they are covered with volcanic stone. Once the volcanic walls are composed of a cast concrete ceiling that shows the trace of the wooden formwork and a cast concrete cylinder pillar that shows the mixture of smoothness and roughness on the surface, it creates a sense of connection with the modern lifestyle in a combination of tropical ways of life. This is the goal we want to achieve.
Moving from the ground and walking through the alley of the staircase, we would like to create a sense of transformation for the roof area. The roof is 60 meters long and can be used for jogging and exercise. For other parts of the roof we are preparing for solar panel installation. This area is unique and special because every morning and before sunset it gives you a picturesque scene, and a panoramic view of Doi Suthep Mountain, the sacred mountain of Chiang Mai that the local people worship and respect.