100개의 객실, 4층 규모로 건립된 여성전용 명상센터는 자연과 함께하는 사색공간과 숙박을 제공한다. 기능을 위한 건축어휘를 제외한 간결한 내부공간은 노출콘크리트를 바탕으로 흰색과 저채도 색상이 적용되었다. 객실을 연결하는 복도의 커다란 보이드 공간을 필두로 다양한 오프닝(개구부)이 내부 거주공간과 외부 자연환경을 연결, 밀착시킨다.
The four-storey residence nestled in lovely natural surroundings at Wat Pa Wachirabanpot in Chon Buri isn’t easily seen from afar, but it’s surprisingly easy to get to. It holds a meditation centre and is the residence for the women who come to practise, serving as their second home.
Strikingly designed, each of the 100 rooms in the building enjoys breathtaking views of mountains and woodland. The structure is chiefly concrete, but the design is humble enough that it’s anything but an eyesore in this magnificent setting.
A large man-made pond in front of the residence is, again, conceived to be multifunctional. It is not only pleasing to the eye and enhances the grandeur of the building, but it’s also a reservoir for the clean water that descends from the hills, useful for drinking and other domestic uses. Plus, it keeps prying eyes at a distance so that no one is disturbed while they’re meditating. The soil excavated for the pond was used to establish the foundation of the residence.
Location: Wat Pa Watchira Banpot, Chonburi, Thailand
Lead Architects: Suriya Umpansiriratana, Kyai Nuichan (Architecture Advisor)
Design Team: Panomporn Prompang, Charlotte Matias, Kunakorn Wangkanai, Phuris Kanjana, Jirawat Ponsamart, Chatchawal Tullayanit
Area: 12000.0 m2
Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio/ Pirak Anurakyawachon
Manufacturers: Adobe, Autodesk, Trimble Navigation