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Disused shipping containers form a holiday home under A-frame roof by Tung Jai Ork Baab
Thailand Architecture News - Mar 25, 2022 - 13:44 3084 views
A group of disused shipping containers form a holiday home under A-frame roof designed by Tung Jai Ork Baab in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
The 195-square-metre holiday cabin, called Container Cabin at OOST Kampville, is located in low and flooding land area of Nakhon Nayok, an area 2 hours away from Bangkok.
The project is realized as part of OOST Kampville project, transforming an empty paddy site into weekend house and the orchards for multi generations family to escape the city's busy life.
The architects dug a small reservoir and created the land area containing the orchards and the house.
As the architects explained, the owner wanted to create more flexible home that can offer variations to private rental vacations, aiming families with kids as a target group.
At the beginning of the process, the project targeted prefabrication construction method due to limited local contractor, limited skilled construction workers and a lack of budget.
For this reason, the architects devised a cluster of shipping containers and introduced them as the main indoor space of the house.
"The key idea was to create the outdoor getaway destination, the connection of the outdoor – space in between – indoor space was used to create the spatial configuration of the house," said Tung Jai Ork Baab.
"In the container cabin the connecting of two containers create the main common room for the house and on the other side was the pantry and dining room in one container, which all in this project need to use 20feet size container because of the limitation of narrow road in the village area."
The team connected 2 shipping containers as rooms that also create the middle deck area, the semi outdoor space is introduced as the main gathering space of the house.
On the second level, the team designed more private areas, while another container is hanged on top of the two side to be the bedroom with private deck area.
The architects paid attention to climate conditions of the site and because of the tropical climate and the problem of heat transfer of the container to the indoor, they designed an A-Frame roof structure to be able to use as a shading device of the container cabin.
The A-Frame roof is made of a metal sheet that protects the structure from the heat and rain. The team designed a translucent roof in the middle part to penetrate natural light and to reach the middle deck.
The lower part of the A-Frame roof is made of a steel plate louver to protect the cabin from the rain and sunlight, while it still lets the wind flow to the whole house to ventilate the heat before it reach to the container room.
Next to the container cabin, there is an outdoor dining area and kitchen. A detached container bedroom is connected to small swimming pool and deck alongside the man-made small reservoir.
First floor plan
Second floor plan
Project name: Container Cabin at OOST Kampville
Architects: Tung Jai Ork Baab
Location: Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
All images © Art Chitsanupong
All drawings © Tung Jai Ork Baab
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