RATCHU SURAJARAS PORTFOLIO FROM 2012-2017 A personal “exploration” journey of “understanding”in landscape architecture
RATCHU SURAJARAS b : 03 Nov 1989 a : 41 Thomas Olney Cmn. Providence, RI, USA. m : +1 917 855 7761 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORK EXPERIENCE& EDUCATION
2017-Present MLA-2 Master of Landscape Architecture (2-years program) Rhode Island School of Design 2016-2017 Freelance Landscape Architect. 2013-2016 Landscape Architect RAFA Design Co., Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand. 2011 Summer Internship [ 2 months ] Shma Co., Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand. 2008-2012
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture [ Second-class Honours ] Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
HONORS AND AWARDS
OUTSTANDING AWARDS : ANALYSIS AND MASTER PLANNING CATEGORY IFLA APR AWARDS 2017 [International Federation of Landscape Architecture Asia Pacific Region Awards 2017] : Wayu Wind Farm
Attended Reford Garden : International Gardens Competition
2016 Honorable Awards TALA Awards 2016 : Master Planning Category [ Thai Association of Landscape Architects ] : Pak Phanung Wind Park 2012
Thesis Of The Year Awards Finalist 30 Selected Project
2011 Attended IFLA APR Competition 2011 : Hospitality
WORKSHOP AND CHARITY
LANGUAGES Proficient in Thai and English
SKILLS AutoCAD Rhinoceros Google SketchUp Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign
V-Ray Lumion Atlantis Microsoft Office Hand Drawing Hand Drafting Hand Coloring
2015 - 2016
MC for TALA Awards Night 2015 - 2016 Thai Association of Landscape Architects.
Guest Speaker for FOR : “River’s Reflections” For Friends Of the River, Non-Profit Organization.
2015 - 2016 Guest Speaker for Landscape Day Event For Department of Landscape Architecture, Kasetsart University. 2014 - 2015 Guest Speaker for University Openhouse For Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University. 2013
Charity event : Rebuild School Playground RAFA Design Co., Ltd.
Professional Practice Workshop “ Hospice” P Landscape Co., Ltd.
IFLA Student Charette Workshop 2011 Amphawa Environmental Art
“Exploring the opportunity of waste land” WAYU WIND FARM Innovative Sustainable Energy And Farming. Huay Bong, Nakorn Rachasrima, Thailand. |Professional Work|
Research and Urban Guideline
“Exploring the natural disaster and culture” THE DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT IN NAKORNSAWAN : Reconnectivity and Adaptation to Water Scenarios. Pak Nam Pho, Nakornsawan, Thailand. |Academic Work|
A personal “exploration” journey of “understanding” in landscape architecture from large to small scale
Park and Natural Restoration
“Exploring the costal ecology”
PAK PHANANG WIND PARK Long-term development and natural restoration. Pakphanung, Nakorn Si Thammarat, Thailand. Professional Work|
“Exploring the experience” NORTH HILL RESIDENCE : Resort and clubhouse Chiang Mai, Thailand. |Professional Work|
Outdoor Class Room
“Exploring phenomena and landscape ingredients” TRANSFORMATION OF RISD FARM : Site Dynamic and Outdoor Class Room Tillinghast Farm Barrington, Rhode Island. |Academic Work|
“Exploring the art of small garden” CLOUD-SCAPE :acres INTERNATIONAL GARDEN COMPETITION 2017 Reford Gardens, Québec, Canada. |Academic Work|
WAYU WIND FARM
Master Plan for Innovative Sustainable Energy And Farming Huabong Distric, Nakorn Ratchasima.
“Exploring the opportunity of waste land” Located in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Northeast of Thailand, Wayu Wind Farm development project aims to enhance the leftover land (totally 793.1 acres), creating public benefits and ultimately yielding environmental, social and economical sustainability. The construction of 30 wind turbines and needed infrastructures, has caused numerous broken pieces of land with various sizes of borrow pits scattering over the area. The disconnectivity of patches and corridors creates real challenges for ecological restoration within the site. Thus, this project has strategically turned site limitations into opportunities to reclaim the land, optimize resources, and establish long-term sustainable agricultural system. With the concept “turning waste land to prosperous land”, three main strategies for land reclamation including hydrological planning, soil remediation and reforestation processes are proposed along with the 3-phase planning of physical structures and supported facilities for agricultural, research, producing and recreational activities. Practical strategies with step-by-step planning that could be real implemented to the site and specific techniques in each process are clarified. The proposed programs with cooperative activities do not only create a complete cycle of agriculture operational system but also help generating career and thereby income for the locals as well as find ways to share benefits back to the public. This 832.6-acre highland, located in Subplu village, Dan-khuntod district, was once prosperous mixed forests but has turned to be a vast agricultural area for decades. Potato commonly becomes a choice of crop due to its ability to grow in sandy soil and extremely dry condition. However, long-term monocropping not only degraded soil quality but also caused oversupply and attracted pests and diseases. Through the in-depth macro and micro analysis of the area, three serious problems were found consisting of 1) severe land draught due to the low water-holding capacity of sandy soil, 2) poor soil quality resulting in low production and limited choice of crops and 3) Local farmers’ unawareness for consequences from long-term monocropping which leads to unsustainable agriculture. However, the calculation of annual rainfall quantity, slope analysis and water storage in the area indicated that there is in fact large amount of rainwater (800,000 m3) run through the site each year; but real problem of drought comes from the soil which cannot retain water. Additionally, the fact that the amount of water in the reservoir on the east is adequate for all-year agricultural activity around this area made this project decided to tackle with water-supply problem by attempting to build our own reservoirs and not disturbing local resource. Furthermore, the study of existing structure and site physicality lead to an in-depth understanding of site characteristics, its potentials and limitations. Apart from visual scenery of wind turbines which form the characteristics of this place, numbers of existing borrow pits, ranging from 1.98 to 11.86 acres with each 3-meter depth, can become significant resource for creating water storage within the site. The operational system of wind turbine and its infrastructure has been studied. To achieve the most efficiency, the exact locations of wind turbines were calculated by considering elevation, setback from the stream corridor and wind direction. As a result, numerous broken pieces of land between these structures remain unused. The combined layers of existing wind turbines and related infrastructure including underground cable system, roadways and electrical substations have defined the boundary of areas waiting to-be-developed. Nevertheless, the disconnectivity of these remaining patches and corridors (totally 793.1 acre) creates real challenges for ecological restoration within the site. Objectives and Planning Strategies This project aspires to revolutionize the agricultural system of the area (not just within the owned land but also enlarging the effects to the wider contexts), leading to the achievement of sustainability in the long run. Thus, in order to “turn waste land to prosperous land”, two crucial questions which thereby set the goals of this project comprise: 1) How can we revive “lives” back to the area? – Lives in this sense covers natural elements of human, animals, plants, and their living systems. 2) How can we optimize all resources and land potentials for local and public benefits? Accordingly, three main strategies for land reclamation are proposed, consisting of 1) Turning the stream corridor and borrow pits to water reservoirs, 2) Improving soil condition by growing green manure crop, and 3) Creating ecological flow and connectivity. Accordingly, the implementation plans for each process, including hydrological planning, soil remediation and reforestation.
Ecological Corridor Connectivity
Ecological Flow and Connectivity of Disconnected Patches and Corridors
Propose Technnique For Land formation Process Existing Condition
Land Formation Process Fast & narrow surface runoff
Under storm condition, water comes as a massive sheet flow gathering at drainage point
Soil & Structure erosion
Ground cover & Vegetation
Road blockade Surface runoff collected at one point and drained by culverts
Land Formation Process
Sub surface runoff from porous molecule soil
Agricultural field & Bolder
Massive amount of water
Sediment trap and Gabion
Berm & Barrier
Soil Remediation process
Hydrological Planning Process
Borrow pit & Stream corridor
Green manure planting area
Expand moisture area phase 1
Reforestation area phase 1
Green manure planting area
Expand moisture area phase 1
Reforestation area phase 1
Expand moisture area phase 1
Reforestation area phase 2
Future expanded forest area Rotate crop
Entrance zone 1. Entrance area 2. Lemon grass field 3. Sculpture berm with guard house 4. Flower field and solar panal
Recreation Zone 19. Crossing bridge 20. Stream Corridor 21. Public retention pond 22. Riparin corridor 23. Upper trail 24. Forest area
Commercial zone 5. Glass house 6. Restaurant 7. Borrow pit Restoration area 8. Orchard learning Trail 9. Shuttle bus station
Agricultural zone 25. Agricultural field 26. Agricultural trekking loop 27. Forrest trekking route
Production unit 28. Production Entrance 29. Transfering unit Research Center 30. Drying area 10. Orchard field 31. Production and 11. Campground entrance processing unit 12. Renewable energy 32. Agricultural product learning center storage 13. researchn nlab 33. Fertilizing unit 14. Workshop space 15. Campground Service 16. Lawn Amnpnhitheater 34. Service area and recreation area 35. Plant nursery 17. Multi purpose court 36. Sub station 18. Connecting walkway
Master Plan 0
To Proporous land
The self-produced renewable energy becomes a resource for learning as well as supplying energy to agricultural and other activities within the area. (above) Innovatiove farmer market and greenhouse exhibition in commercial zone. (below)
Programming and Resource Management
Programming and resource management aiming to be a prototypal project bringing prosperity to the locale, agricultural, human and renewable energy resources could be innovatively utilized to maximize benefits for both locals and public. Hence the concept, â€œInnovative Organic Wind Farmâ€?, is initiated and applied to the proposed planning for physical constructions along with land reclamation processes. Various activities serving 4 groups of people comprise farmers, merchants, students and researchers, and visitors are organized into five zones: Commercial Zone, Recreation Zone, Research Center, Agricultural Zone and Production Unit. Commercial activities and tourist facilities are placed near the main southern entrance while research center is located near energy substation in the middle area. The production unit would be convenient for services via sub-entrance on the north. Besides, recreation area with learning trail and pavilions are along the stream including 21.75-acre devoted land as a waterfront public park. Existing road networks are still effective with additional service buses and bikeway for visitors.
Restored existing borrow pit has turned to water resovior, now serves visitors as recreational area. (above) Recreational area in the research center serves outdoor learning activities such as energy workshop, cooperative learning, and agricultural workshop for farmer. (below)
: green house and production field
Production unit zone
: Agricultural product, warehouse and waste for bio mass
Research lab and Learning Zone : Knowledge and research field
: Local style Accomodation with agricultural field
The inserted programs and activities are cooperative, fulfilling a complete cycle of self-contained and self-sustained operational systems. For instances, knowledge and outcome from research and development projects on plant species can be directly applied to the real crops; agricultural products can be forwarded to production house and processing plant before being sold; and agricultural wastes can also be processed as pet food, fertilizer and fuel for biomass. Renewable energy produced from 30 wind-turbines and biomass will be sold while energy consumption within the site mainly derives from solar energy and wind energy from small wind turbines. The self-produced energy covers the operations of water pump, irrigation system and temperature-controlling system in the greenhouses.
Hydrological Planning Process
The urgent task is to create water reservoirs â€“ a stream corridor in the middle of the site together with numerous borrow pits need to be restored by improving their water-holding capacity. Hence clay and PVC liners will be applied on the surface of the stream and every pit, together with the construction of check dams every 2-meter height along the stream corridor. Additional plantations on the edges will help protecting soil moisture. While waiting for rainwater level to be increased in the second phase, soil humidity around the reservoirs will gradually increase and expectedly expand to the wider area (aquatic rings), allowing vegetation to grow naturally. The last phase is to build water channels along roadways, creating a complete network of irrigation systems.
BOORROW PIT AS DETENTION POND AND TOOLS FOR FOREST ENRICHMENT WATER CHANNAL NETWORK CHANNEL AND LEVEE : REDUCE RUN OFF VELOCITY
NATURAL PROCESS PUMP
Soil Remediation Process
EXISITING DETENTION POND IMPROVE SOIL QUALITY AND WETLAND ECOLOGY
BOORROW PIT AS DETENTION POND AND TOOLS FOR FOREST ENRICHMENT
The first phase requires land leveling and grading due to its dimple surfaces and leftover building materials. To improve soil quality in the second phase, Sunn Hemp, a fast-growing green manure, will be planted in the area outside the predicted boundary of future forest. During this period, the panoramic view of Sunn Hemp blooming can be promoted as a tourist attraction. The involvement of local labors would indirectly educate people on remediation technique. Once the soil quality is improved, choices of crop can be variety. Eventually, monoculture will turn to polyculture. forests (green rings) around water resources. The following master plan is therefore designed in corresponding with the speculated future forests.
WATER CHANNAL NETWORK CHANNEL AND LEVEE : REDUCE RUN OFF VELOCITY
NATURAL CHECK DAM
MAIN DETENTION AREA AQUATIC RINGS AND THE HIGHEST TIDE AREA SURFACE RUNOFF
WATER CHANNAL MAIN RUNOFF DIRECTION
Agricultural system Ecological system
CREATE MICRO CLIMATE FOR AGRICULTURAL FIELD BY ENCLOSED FOREST
CONNECT GREEN CORRIDOR AND PATCH AS A NETWORK FOR ECOLOGICAL FLOW AND BIO-DIVERSITY
ENCLOSED ROOM FROM THE FOREST ECOLOGICAL FLOW REFORESTATION AREA PRIMARY STREAM CORRIDOR AND WET LAND RESTORATION AREA SECONDARY STREAM CORRIDOR HEDGROW CORRIDER AND GREEN NETWORK GREEN RINGS : EROSION CONTROL AND GREEN CATALYZED
Reforestation Process Both natural and artificial reforestation techniques are adopted in this project. Young trees are highly-dense planted with additional fertilizer and mineral soil. The distribution of perennial plants among these young trees provides shading, protects soil moisture and adds leaf compost to the plants. Such technique will enable these trees to grow up-to 5-6 meters height. They are expectedly able to survive in natural condition within 3 years, follow by natural succession process within 10 years. The first phase of plantation occurs in the moist area along the stream corridor. Selected indigenous plants surviving in flood condition will be used together with the transplanting of preserved-existing trees. The restorations of water, soil and vegetation according to the 3-phase implementation plans will gradually increase the richness of the whole area, leading to the prediction of expanded
Natural trail along the stream corridor in recreation zone. (above) The proposed reforestation method and specified vegetations in forest habitat. (below)
THE DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT IN NAKORNSAWAN : RECONNECTIVITY AND ADAPTATION TO WATER SCENARIOS Pak Nam Pho Distric, Mueng, Nakornsawan, Thailand.
“Exploring the natural disaster and culture”
The unexpected natural catastrophe in 2012 has casted a major impact on several provinces and our nation as a whole. Many people had not only suffered from the emotional downfall but the lost in their lives, econmy and security. Learning from this valuable lesson, every district has urge to develop their own unique planning and strategy to prevent the history from repeating itself. One of the most affected areas was Nakornsawan province since it is the origin of the main Chao Phraya River where the two river bodies joined to form a larger water zone knows as Pak Nam Pho. This causes the area to retain a large amount of water and to handle the dramatic shift in the water level through different seasons. Consequently, Nakornsawan encounters constant floods every year apart from another unexpected natural flood occurrences. Regional reaction to the problem includes a strategy to maintain a higher and stronger water level in order to prevent another flooding situation in the following year. With such response, the river, which contributes to the city’s valuable culture, economy and identity, was being disconnected from the esplanade and other mainland areas-taking away with it the reciprocal relationship between water, river and city. This thesis aims to solve the aforementioned problem through a design proposal and to offer a range of resolution to how the development along Nakornsawan’s riverfront can be most effectively revitalized. The proposal wishes to improve the environmental quality that compromises between flood issue and the function aspects of the river esplanade for various seasonal usages. Through the main concept of Reconnection and Adaptation, cultural living along the waterfront could be reactivated and united with the town’s infrastructures. The design process can be divided in two levels; Therefore, this bonds the three main core of water, riverfront and city that generate a living dynamism back together as one.
Flow of Though Existing
Protect but block
Protect but connect
Protect and connect to urban fabric
People-Social Social activity Existing
Manage and Rearange
Connect and flexible
In every middle of Febuary, a chinese new year ceremony in Nakornsawn is a popular7 days ceremony event which use every urban area to celbrate for Thai-Chinese people and culture. A waterfront space in front of a main fresh market side is the main night event space for dragon and firework show along the river while water level is low and beach occur for people to interact withwater in activity times. An Embankment treated at step plaza and green space to connect people and river while adapt to water level in every seasons in a year.
Market waterfront promenade with Chinese newyears ceremony event
Adaptive Floating Platform
Adaptive Stepping Platform FL.+26.80 Lower Platform Average water level +26.54 M.msl. FL.+30.30 Middle Platform 20 years Highest Tide level +30.03 M.msl.
Flood 2011level +33.80 M.msl.
FL.+34.00 Upper Platform Flood 2011 level +33.80 M.msl.
20 years Highest Tide level +30.03 M.msl.
Playground Twisted embankment feature with green strip for flood protection Shallow water scape Average water level +26.54 M.msl.
Adaptive Commercial Promenade
Natural Edge+ Embankment and Green Island
Average water level
Flood 2011 level +33.80 M.msl.
Urban market plaza
20 years Highest Tide level +30.03 M.msl. Average water level +26.54 M.msl. Preserve green urban island
Island and tidal Public road Natural embankment with recreation walkway
Wetland Natural embankment with recreation walkway
Flood 2011 level +33.80 M.msl.
Adaptive Tidal platform
Wet and Dry Area
Multi purpose court
Adaptive tidal platform
A Water retention area
Civic space zone detail plan
Visual linkage from City hall to water front
Tradintional boat racing 14 days in October
Allday passive and active function
Kids and family day in every first Saturday of the month
Special event and performnance
Civic space Adaptation scenarios
FL.+34.00 FL.+30.50 FL.+28.00
Water recharge area
3 Lanes Road
Multi purpose court
Green step court
Amphitheater with Boat racing ceremony event
Commercial Row house and Residentail
Commercial Row house and Residentail Commercial plaza
Urban market zone detail plan
Urban market and dayfair : morning to event in weekday
Recreation space : weekend
Loi kra thong festival : 2-3 days in November
Waterfront market street : afternoon to night in weekday
Dragon street : Chinese newyears festival 7 days in Febuary
Highest level for Water Protection
Lower platform Ceremonial space
Adaptive waterfront promenade scenarios
Green Buffer Main road
Urban market area
Market Water front promenade
PAK PHANANG WIND PARK
Master planning : Long-term development and natural restoration. Bangphra, Pak Phanang District, Nakorn Sri Thammarat. Thailand.
“Exploring the costal ecology” This project is an initiation to create the first “Wind Park” in Thailand. Situated in Amphur Pak Phanang, Nakhon Sri Thammrat province, Thailand, the area covers 184.5 rai consisting of 4 wind turbines, with 125.2 rai for the designed area. The main idea of the project is to create public spaces for local people with limited budget and also help promoting tourism in the province. This project aims to be an example for landscape planning and design with great respect to and understanding of nature. It also explicates that solutions to successfully integrate landscape with nature could be possible for designers with environmental concerns. Human can actually take advantages from the nature without destroying it, but at the same time should allow ecological systems to survive and be able to restore themselves naturally. From the survey, this area was originally shrimp farms and has been confronting severe coastal erosions for decades. Therefore, one of the main tasks is to find methods to decrease as well as prevent indicated problems. Besides, acceptance from local people and administrations were also concerned by the owner due to long-term development and public involvement of the project. Being involved in the project from the beginning resulted in designer’s inspiration to preserve the unique characteristics of the area. Hence several ponds and existing trees were fought to be kept while constructing wind turbines and its infrastructures. Such impression of the sitebecame the design concept to create an ecological park which mainly used natural conditions as a resource for future development – all ponds were kept while pine trees were untouched, allowing them to grow naturally. Additionally, local and public activities including detail designs (color, shape and plant selections) were carefully selected to be harmonized with natural conditions which are sand beach, back swamp and pine forests. The master plan was divided into three phases. The first phase (1-5 yr) is mainly for natural restoration process including reconnecting water system (destroyed after road construction) and creating break water made from a large pile of rocks to reduce sand losing. The second phase (5-10 yr) is to build up facilities in natural feature such as walkways, sand plaza, natural trail and temporary structure for community activities. The last phase occurred after natural systems are fully recovered (approx. 10-20 yr) community center, tourist pier,amphitheatre and hotel will be built for tourist attractions.
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01. The outer and inner break water help reducing the impact from wind and wave, allowing sand sediment to be accumulated between their structure.
02. After sand filled up until covering the inner break water, it then becomes the 1st phase of primary sand dune.
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NE DU Y AR PRIM AR
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03.While sand has been filled up, the beach continues to expand enabling forest restoration to occur. The secondary sand dune and windbreak line are then created.
04.The sand dune formation process and beach forest restoration repeatedly occur help completing natural succession of back swamp forest.
POROUS BREAK WATER AND SAND DUNE FORMATION PROCESS
Back swamp and mangrove forest educational trail
PASSIVE PARK PUBLIC USE
PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 บอ่พกันํา้
Sand fill up Phasing
Land used and Zoning
TENTATIVE BUS STOP
AMPHITHEATER PUBLIC PARK
EVENT PLAZA MAIN ROAD
บอ่พกันํา้ บอ่พกันํา้ บอ่พกันํา้
PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3
CE R UN-O
TREA TED W FRO M SH ATER RIM FAR
Green area expanding Phasing
PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3
25 22 23 24 26
OFFICE AND SPIRIT HOUSE ZONE 1. FUTURE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT 2. SPIRITUAL HOUSE 3. SPIRITUAL PLAZA 4. MAIN PUBLIC ENTRANCE 5. OFFICE AND E-LIBRARY 6. SEATING PLATFORM 7. PINE FOREST - WIND BREAK 8. GARBAGE ROOM 9. DETENTION POND 10. FLOATING PLATFORM 11. PUBLIC PLAZA 12. SHELTER 13. SERVICE ENTRANCE
22. LOCAL CAFE 23. LOCAL CAFE & TEMPORARY OFFFICE 24. GARBAGE ROOM 25. PUBLIC PARKING 26. MAIN PUBLIC ENTRANCE 27. PUBLIC PLAZA 28. BIRD-COLUMN DISPLAY AREA
PUBLIC PARK AND EXERCISE ZONE
BACK SWAMP EDUCATIONAL PARK ZONE
14. BIKE WAY (BLUE LINE) 15. CP'S PROPERTY 16. CONTROL BUILDING 17. EXERCISE GROUND 18. PLAYGROUND 19. SPORT FIELD 20. AMPHITHEATER 1 21. AMPHITHEATER 2
29. SHELTER & EDUCATIONAL TRAIL 30. SHELTER 31. TOURIST PIER
SERVICE ZONE 32. SERVICE ENTRANCE 33. SERVICE YARD 34. WATER INLET 35. PROJECT SIGNAGE
Exisiting back swamp and mangrove forest. (left)
Exisiting coastal erosion (middle)
Site location. (right)
BACK SWAMP FOREST
: An observation boardwalk encourages visitors to learn and explore the back swamp and mangrove forest. Then specific eco-system with different functions such as bird blind pavilions, elevated trails, and cabana to observe the habitat and change of tides.
SPIRIT PLAZA : Spirit house and plaza for “Khrom-Ma-Luang Chumporn” which is highly respected by souther peolple.
0 PUBLIC ROAD
Main office section
SPIRITUAL HOUSE AND PLAZA FOR “KHROM-MA-LUANG CHUMPORN”
COMMUNITY PARK : The southern culture recreational space surrounded by beach forest and bird cage column to enrich the Thailand southern culture.
: Diverse active activities such as exercise stations and playgrond surrounded for visitor and local people. The blue bike lanes were created to connect all functions along the park together. The growing color falkes material which can absorb the natural light and grow as a lighting system in the night to reduce energy usage in the site
Community park section
NORTH HILL RESIDENCE Hospitality. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
“Exploring the experience” “...We always seek a comfort space for ourselves when we are in the mountains...” North hill Residence is a hospitality project, located in Koolpant ville Complex residential area. In over 2000 rais (3.2 Square Kilometers) area that consists of more than 1000 accommodation units with full recreational facilities and a golf course. Its location also provides a great view of one of the most historically famous summit in Thailand called Doi Suthep. “Exploring the varieties of outdoor spaces” is the main concept for this project that embodies the almost limitlessness of the natural beauties in the hill country. The proposed building has both opened and enclosed spaces from two sides designed to allow for different functionalities. In hopes of encouraging people to explore the outdoor, the opened green space in front of the lobby and the dining area are covered by various local plants that can represent the ecology of northern Thailand. On the other hand, the enclosed space on the north side aims to represent myriad caves in the mountains filled with unexpected experience. Therefore, the area is designed to be complex but welcoming to the guests to seek their own personal comfort spaces. This site has multiple functionalities and includes a 50-meter water surface with timber cabana, a shallow pool, aqua seats and a kids’ pool connected to a sunken deck and a pool bar. The guests can also enjoy a great view of sunset over Doi Duthep with beautiful orange water surface every evening. Down at the lower hill scape, the design features a beautiful stairway next to a waterfall and a reflecting cave. On the left-hand side, there is an outdoor reading space with an amphitheater surrounded by huge trees and fragrant flowers. The flatter land on the right-hand side features a multipurpose court for occasional events that is enclosed by a wall of weeping plants. The guests can also access the hotel clubhouse through a walkway by the gorgeous lotus pond. In general, the design aims to create a microcosmic environment with diverse local plants and various functionalities that can serve as a retreat for the guests to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the hill country.
Sunken Reflecting court
Expansion Parking Future Development Organic farm and Convention hall Parking 17
Club house and Main restaurant
22 20 23
Main Road 2
Golf cart service station
Program 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Main hotel Entrance Landform Garden Timber Deck Cabana Kids pool Aqua seat Shallow pool and sun bathing louge 8. 25M. Lap pool 9. Pool Bar 10.Reflecting pool with Sunken court 11.Reflecting cave 12.Paddy Field Court 13.Feature tree 14.laying deck 15.Lawn stage 16.Reading Hill Amphitheater 17.Green Field 18.Multi purpose lawn 19.Lotus pond 20.Spirit house 21.Stepping water feature 22.Uphill step 23.Golf cart station and Starting point 24.Golf couse End point 25.Golfer Drop off 26.Club house drop off 27.Service
Golf couse Residential area
Northhill Residence Area
Master Plan 0
THE CAVE: Swimming pool
Swimming Pool Elevation
Amphitheater: Reading Space
Morning Blooming Plants Field
Feature Stair Section
Feature Stair Elevation
TRANSFORMATION OF RISD FARM
SITE DYNAMIC AND OUTDOOR CLASS ROOM Tillinghast Farm Barrington, Rhode Island.
â€œExploring landscape ingredients and phenomenaâ€? The final project from Design Principles studio, first core studio for Master of Landscape architecture program in Rhode Island School of Design. On the early period, the studio focuses on iteration process to understand the smallest things such as materials or landscape ingredients. The experimentation process through analogue and abstraction of material logic, site armature, soil structure, hydrological system and dynamic of the site to reveal the relationship, structure and also natural phenomena. The project objective reveals the public area of Tillinghast Farm, RISD Farm, Barrington Rhode Island and transforms the site characteristic to the outdoor classrooms. The focused area represents the dynamic of the site and natural phenomena which naturally defines the space by the change of nature. The site located on the edge between the forest and marshland. the project focus on the fluctuation of the tides which is changing around 7 feet range as diurnal tides to understand the relationship between topography, vegetation, and hydrological system. And also to measure the dynamic of salinity on the marshland and fresh moisture in the forest both in the ground and air. The project divides into the upland forest zone and tides zone. The visitors will be leaded from the main parking space and common area to the arrival space of the classroom. The corten feature walls provide a transition space from the open lawn hill to the forest and also represent the corrosive process of fresh moisture on the walls. Inside the forest revels the fresh moisture changes between the edge and interior part of the forest and connect to the tides zone. The main classroom on the tidal zone emphasizes the change of tide by landform which scooped down the land and integrated with amphitheater space. people who reach in this area can gather in the main classroom that contained 30 people for this activity on this lawn terrace and corten steel bench which is a threshold indicator between forest and marshland. The sub rooms around the berm create the different occupation area in different time of the day. And the last area is the riparian pool which is a freshwater pool and change to the blackish ecosystem on the tide period show the variation of the vegetations that change From spratina to high tide bush and phragmites in every foot of the topography. From the narrative of the design spaces reveal the relationship from the forest to the marshland and tides that people can learn and understand the special characters of RISD farm.
Material Logic : Paper manipulation
Material Logic : Light filter and shadow
Soil Structure : Material limitaion and abstraction of porosity and soil layers
Site Dynamic : Tides and grounds
Soil profile : Particle sizes, porosity, and
The Exploration and Experimentation
: to understand material logic, natural compomnets, site armatures, and phenomenas by using an analogue and abstraction processes to find a specific relationship between components and systems to represent the natural changes. The site dynamic were represented through the site design such as landform to reveal the characters of natural change . Site Armature
Room Experiment : Tidal class room
Room Experiment : Tidal class room
Room Experiment : Room and Context
Grading and space
Corten steel and Corrosion Process
Structure, vegetation change and tides
Forest Phragmites Fields High tide bushes field
Tidal pool Riparian pool
Marsh land Marsh land
Entrance area : Corten steel feature walls represent the fresh moisture through the corrosion process
Corten Steel Bench Shows the thresholds between dray-salinity land and wet-fresh moisture Main tidal class room
Site Dynamic Diagram Capturing the interaction moment of tides , topography and change of salinity and fresh mositure on both air and ground.
Meshes bridge the vegetations changed room Sculpture berm As a wind protection to collect moisture and seperated tidaland riparian rooms Corrosive Amphitheater
Site Phenomena Diagram Shows the factors which form a specific condition within the site such as wind, light, tide, and moisture. (middle)
Narrative Section Transection through the thresholds of highland, forest and marsh land.
Entrance area section Corrosive corten steel feature walls represent the oxidation process of fresh moisture on corten steel wall.
Meshes bridge and Riparian pool The second room that encourages visitor to explore the vegetation channge and backish eco-system around the riparian pool
In between two different pools The sculpture berm seperates the tidal and riparian pools for different experiences which reveals the site dynamics and phenomenas in the class rooms.
INTERNATIONAL GARDEN COMPETITION 2018 Reford Garden, Québec, Canada.
“Exploring small scale”
“The Experience In The Sky” “What would the experience be like... if we could touch the clouds and walk in the sky?”
Cloud-scape is inspired by this imaginary questionfor a new form of garden. The project is comprised of two zones to experience and play with the clouds: Cloud from Ground : The fine texture of a sand covered walkway encourages people to explore the space that is surrounded by white flowers and a soft texture of Deschampsia Cespitosa and Eryngium Yuccifolium. The dynamic field of vegetation leads people to the second zone; defined be a transparent material that is formed into a sculptural mesh cloud. It is used to create small separate rooms within the garden and memorable experiences for the visitor.
Cloud from Sky : Glass modules are used to emphasize the change of time, light and season throughout the year in multiple ways. They reflect the sky by collecting rainwater, collect snow mounds in the winter, and are used as a lighting system at night. Trampoline and hammocks nestled withing the mesh cloud and are used for lounging, playing and cloud observation.
SECTION A :WINTER :SNOW MOUNT
SECTION B :SUMMER : CLOUD FIELD
2016-2017 Freelance Landscape Architect. Landscape Architect CD DD WD CA CP RAIN-HILL COMMUNITY MALL Southern Community mall, Ranong, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP BAY LEAF RESORT Hospitality, Pang-Nga, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP PTT GAS STATION Gas Station and Cafe, Chonburi, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP TALAD NEON Outdoor Night Market, Bangkok, Thailand.
2013-2016 RAFA Design Co., Ltd. Landscape Architect CD DD WD CA CP OKA HAUS SALE GALLERY High rise condominium, Bangkok, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP INTERNATIONAL CANCER CENTER Medical cancer center, Ubonrachathani, Thailand CD DD WD CA CP WAYU AND SUBPLU WIND FARM Master Plan for Innovative Sustainable Energy And Farming, Nakorn rachasrima, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP RAIN TREE SEE DOI Low rise condominium, Chiangmai, Thailand.
CU RESIDENCE Private residence, Bangkok, Thailand. CD
ASIAN FILM : PROMITR STUDIO Movie Studio/ Museum, Chonburi, Thailand.
CD DD WD CA CP 12SPPS : POWER PLANTS Institution, CD DD WD CA CP PAKPHANUNG WIND PARK Long term Development and Natural Restoration Nakorn sri thamarat, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP NORTH HILL RESIDENSE Hospitality, chiang Mai, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP SAMERNG RESORT Hospitality: 5 Stars Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP Chee-Wit Condominium Low rise condominium, Chonburi, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP
GOLDEN JUBILEE MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE Urban sponge plaza, Pathumthani, Thailand.
CD DD WD CA CP CHIANG DAO COUPLE RESORT Hospitality: Luxury Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP AMBER BY EASTERN STAR CONDOMINIUM High-Rise Condominium, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT/ DETAIL DESIGN
WORKING DRAWING PROJECT COMPLETION
2011 SHMA Co., Ltd. Summer Internship [ 2 months ] CD DD WD CA CP CENTRAL FESTIVAL CHIANG MAI Commercial Plaza, Chiang Mai, Thailand. CD DD WD CA CP MARINE POINT CONDOMINIUM Low rise Condominium, Singapore.
Selected Work 2012-2017