Urban Container House Hiding Amongst the Greenery, Connect With Nature
Most projects that come with a restricted amount of land put a lot of attention into maximizing the land’s functional efficiency in order to get the most for their money.
The brief calls for the design to construct a home that brings residents closer to nature on a 435-square-meter plot of land in the city center.
The design team sees the project as a site where landscape architecture and architectural structure merge, where the concept of a green space entails trees growing freely, embracing, and towering above the home.
Enabling it to be something absolutely appropriate, where the adjustments will occur in accordance with the residents’ evolving life paths.
Another creation by Suriya Umpansiriratana of Wallisian is Mac & Ham House. The three structures are designed using container units. The raised container pavilion on the 435-square-meter plot serves as the parents’ relaxation space.
A two-story residence for the newlywed family is located farther into the program. The home is built to feature a terrace, which links to the second story of the container building where a multipurpose room, a rooftop area, and an art studio are all placed.
The height difference between a regular two-story home and double level container building (which is significantly shorter) automatically renders the split-level structure, which concurrently decreases the architecture’s stiffness.
The house includes not only the first and second floors, but also a terrace that connects the main house to the container building. Another linking point is the terrace on the second level of the main home, which connects to the third floor or the rooftop of the container house.
The connectedness blurs the distinction between internal and outdoor spaces/architecture and landscape architecture, recalling the sensation of strolling through a landscape with rhythmic transitions of hills and slopes.
The split-level qualities enable additional spatial capabilities, such as how the ascending and descending platforms have also been transformed into seating places for inhabitants to utilize freely.
During the first year, the architect began planting Siamese Rosewood, Indian cork trees, and Lanete trees around the property with the intention of allowing them to grow and engulf the built structures over time, providing a pleasant enclosure while also providing refreshing comfort for the living.
The fence is formed of expanded metal sheets, working as both a blind and the framework where a climbing plant, cat’s claw trumpet, grows while the airy mashes’ qualities enable air and sunshine to get through.
Another intriguing part of the project is the way the Wallasia design team works with steel.
The corrugated feature of folded steel sheets not only adds strength to the material, but it also allows the main house’s outside walls to blend seamlessly with the external surface of the container house’s second level.
It gives the impression that the house was built completely of container pieces.