olid as well. It can give more privacy from the street side. In the opposite way, the second floor is more open. Users can take view of the mountain from above. | 3.2Wind flow The line of the architecture form of the house was designed to be separated in each room unit which allows the wind from the sea side to flow smoothly with the curvy design. In the storm season, the gaps of each room units assist to reduce the strong wind flow that hit to the big glass windows. | 3.3Rain The roof was designed to connect with the concrete wall and slope down from south side. It let the rain water flows through the wall of each units and collected water to the pond. | 3.4Sun light The roof was designed to open to the sky at the connection to the concrete wall and the end of the roof in each unit. The skylight gap at the connection to the concrete wall allows the soft north light to get into the room while the gap at the end of the roof allows the direct south light to reflect to the concrete wall into the room. Both of the gaps give the beautiful shade and shadow to the surface of concrete wall. | 4.Local materials and techniques |4.1Concrete slab, wall and column. The Concrete slab was designed to be supported by 2 columns and 1 wall in each unit. It allows users to have a big opening in one side while users also get a privacy space for bed at the wall side. This design is applied for second floor as well. The details of the “finned” raw concrete walls and slab are equally in line with the local discourse, as the use of coconut wood from construction site which as models that, when removed, leave a coconut tree pattern behind communicates a character native to Phangan island. | 4.2Bamboo The house was used the bamboo to decorate at gables. To use bamboo for construction, treating them from insect, is necessary. The bamboo was treated naturally by immersing them into the sea for 2 weeks and then exposing to the sun. Sea water has the ability to reduce sweet inside the bamboo which is food for insects. | 5.Function The building consists of 2 stories and eight rooms. In each room is composted with a bed room, a bath room and a pantry. All units were designed to be connected occasionally by the bridge in each floor. This design is suitable for making space flexible to fit with different amount of users. Users are enjoy with the water pond and garden around at the first floor while users are also enjoy view of the surrounded coconut plantation, the sea, Samui island and the hills. | 6.Conclusion Bunjob house results with new creation of living space, architectural style, construction techniques and material use of the present day. Certainly, Bunjob house is truly reflective of its present context.
Gross Floor Area (mq)500
ArchitectsNPDA studio|Nutthawut Piriyaprakob
Design teamNutthawut Piriyaprakob (Architect), Apisit Chawacharoen (Engineer)
Main ContractorNPDA studio|Nutthawut Piriyaprakob
ConsultantsNPDA studio|Nutthawut Piriyaprakob
Photo CreditsAnotherspacestudio|Piamphon Chanpiam
Curriculum studio / partecipanteNutthawut Piriyaprakob/Bio. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Khonkaen University, Thailand in 2001, he began his career by working as an architect on Suvarnabhumi Airport project/Murphy Jahn. In 2004, he received a graduate assistantship from College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, USA for his Master of Architecture degree. During his study at Ball State, he took a leave of absence from school for his internship at Morphosis architects. After graduated from Ball State in 2006, He worked as an architect for Rafael Vinoly architects in NYC and, then, at SOM, DC. During his years in USA, he also received personal competition awards from Spain and Russia. In 2009, he returned to Bangkok, in order to establish NPDA studio and serves as a lecturer in many architecture schools in Thailand. Currently, NPDA studio projects have been recognized with awards such as ASA Emerging Architecture Award 2017, the Plan Award 2018 and Architizer Award 2018.