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Baan San Kraam ” THE OCEAN JOURNEY ”

Posted in 2013_Baan San Kraam by traeht on April 6, 2014

In May 2014, Baan San Kraam, just won Best Residential Landscape Architecture, Thailand from International Property Awards.

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Project Name : Baan San Kraam
Completion Date : December 2013
Location : Cha-Am, Petchaburi, ThailandLand
Area : 23,109.96 Sq.m. (13 Buildings, 266 Units)
Landscape Area: 16,158.63 Sq.m.
Client : Sansiri PLC
Design Director : Sanitas Pradittasnee
Project Team : Ronarong Chompoopan, Supavadee Nimawan, Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn,
Amisa Raksiam, Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk
Architect : Somdoon Architects
Photographer : Wison Tungthunya
Text : Sanitas Studio

 

In 2011, Sanitas Studio was commissioned by Sansiri PLC. to do a master plan and landscape design for residential project on Cha-Am beach, Petchaburi, Thailand. The site locates on Soi Phetkasem9 connected with Petchakasem Road, the main road lining from Bangkok to the south of Thailand. Even though the land is large, only 10% of the land area is actually connected to the beach. Our job is to accommodate landscape design and provide nice atmosphere for 13 buildings in this site. By constraint of the shape of the site, there will be only two buildings, which have a direct view to the beach. It is a challenging task to create the atmosphere, which will let all residents feel they are equally close to the beach.
From the feasibility study, the project need to provide about 266 units in order to make this project feasible and with the local building regulations, the 13 buildings are in a limitation of 12 meters height for building in 200 meters set back from coastal line. Each building was carefully located in consider of priority to the view and privacy with the constraint of building set back.

 

 

 

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“OCEAN” CONCEPT
Starting with nautical nostalgia, we envisage the land as an abstract form of the ocean. The abstract ocean would contain different characters of islands and seascape; the jungle, the villages, the floating house and the sea tide. This would create different atmosphere for each cluster of buildings. Then we create 7 clusters of building with their own unique seascape character, from Lobby-beach, Fisherman Village, Modern Jungle, Village-tree house, Village-pool, Connecting beach and floating house.
The landscape design is a simple interpretation of the wave typology. We study the form of sea wave and develop it in the landscape form three dimensionally. It becomes part of the continuous seating, continuous steps, the retaining wall and planters. The gradient color of the sea was reveal through a gentle contour line underneath the water.
People can experience the different character of each area since arrival, from Lobby beach across the water to the Jungle, which surrounded by secluded villages. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.

 

 

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WAVE TYPOLOGY
From the “ocean” concept, the water body is the key landscape element, which connect all zones together. We studied the natural form of the seascape and interpret it in modern way. In the overall master plan, the form of landscape is a simplification of topography line of the ocean and use it as the landscape language throughout the whole site.
The landscape design is a simple interpretation of the wave typology. We study the form of sea wave and develop it in the landscape form three dimensionally. It becomes part of the continuous seating, continuous steps in the water, the retaining wall and planters. The gradient color of the sea was reveal through a gentle contour line underneath the water.
People can experience the different character of each area since arrival, from Lobby beach across the water to the Jungle, which surrounded by secluded villages. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.

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SITE LAYOUT
At Baan San Kraam, the “Ocean” concept plays the important role and connects all zones together with one unique landscape language of seascape. The water body, where all activities are met, is associated with pathway system and sunbathing deck and is partially adjacent to the balconies of some unit so people can connect to the swimming pool directly.
At Baan San Kraam, Sanitas Studio has created a series of rich detailed for each zone, which become its own internal view and provide a series of outdoor sitting areas, so people can enjoy resting in each unique garden. From the front entrance, the residents could arrive on the Lobby-beach with horizontal line of beach scape, across the water to the Jungle with rustic plants and are surrounded by secluded villages. There is a sunken island for Gym room, so people can exercise with a view of water cascade and having sun-bathing on the roof deck. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.
At Baan San Kraam, Softs planting also plays the important roles; nurturing the space, differentiateing characteristic of each zone, providing shade for outdoor function space and decreasing temperature, which is crucial in tropical country. The existing trees have a big impact on landscape’s atmosphere, especially the beach front area, where there are stunningly mature Rain tree, Flame tree and Tamarind tree.
The landscape zoning was characterized in 8 zones;
1. Lobby Beach
2. Village – Tree house
3. Village – Pool
4. Fisherman Village
5. Modern Jungle
6. Connecting Beach
7. Floating House
8. Beach pool

 

MASTER PLAN

 

CIRCULATION 

At Baan San Kraam, there is a vehicle access from the street with front parking under trellis structure. After arrival at the lobby, people can choose to walk through the main walk way, which connect to all buildings or use the golf cart-service and access from the service way, which run along the periphery. The parking is located at the entrance area and provide service for mechanical room and garbage room.

 

ZONING 

From the “Ocean” concept, we envisage the land as an abstract form of the ocean. The abstract ocean would contain different characters of islands and seascape, which define a collection of resting areas. The landscape zoning was characterized in 8 zones;

1. Lobby Beach

2. Village – Tree house

3. Village – Pool

4. Fisherman Village

5. Modern Jungle

6. Connecting Beach

7. Floating House

8. Beach pool

 

 

 

 

 

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