Infinity Ground Architecture Museum, Bangkok, Thailand

泰國曼谷 大地無限建築博物館

HAS design and research

The Infinity Ground Architecture Museum is located in the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) in central Bangkok, surrounded by Siam Discovery, Apple Central World, Central Embassy, Rosewood Bangkok, and other large commercial buildings. However, while these massive concrete buildings bring convenience and prosperity to Bangkokians, they also make the development of buildings run counter to the natural environment. Hung And Songkittipakdee (HAS) propose a brand-new idea: through the undulating earth covering buildings and nature, Bangkokians living in the downtown can re-perceive the infinite nature.

 

大地無限建築博物館坐落於泰國曼谷市中心的曼谷文化藝術中心(BACC),周圍環繞林立的商業大樓,然而,當這些混凝土建築為當地帶來便利與繁榮的同時,卻也會對自然環境造反效果。為此,HAS 團隊提出新概念,藉由綿延起伏的土地覆蓋建築與自然,讓居住在曼谷市中心的居民感知自然無限。

HAS Design and Research regards the opening of the atrium of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center as the highlight of the space. The opening is not only a "natural hole" connecting the external environment but also provides visitors with interactions on different floors. During the day, the opening's natural light from the sky is scattered on the ground, and its shadow is like a floating earth effect; at night, the sky is like a black hole, and its starry sky releases a mirror-like water ripple.

 

HAS Design and Research 建築事務所將曼谷文化藝術中心的開放式中庭視為空間亮點,其挑空設計不僅是串聯外部環境的「自然孔洞」,同時透過各層樓與參訪者互動交流。白天,自然光從挑高天井灑落於地面,其影子好似浮動的大地;夜晚,天井就仿若黑洞,而猶如星空的天花產生漣漪般的鏡面效果。

The design uses nine slanted roofs to surround the atrium in a manner of settlement. At the Ground Hall, the wall's letters create a floating effect like light and shadow shining on the earth. These letters also constitute a world map, symbolizing the drift and aggregation of the earth, which relates to Infinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition. In the exhibition space, eight quadrilateral galleries of different dimensions present eight themes, including Togetherness, Ritual, Native, Porosity, Extra-Ordinary, Nostalgia, Vernacular, and Boundaryless. Each gallery faces a vertical opening, which frames and extends the gallery view to the architectural model.

 

該案藉由聚落的形式,運用九個傾斜的屋頂環繞中庭。於入口廳,其牆面上帶有漂浮效果的文字如同光影照射於大地。不僅如此,這些文字構成世界地圖,象徵大地飄移和聚合,亦呼應泰國和台灣當代建築展主題:大地無限。在展覽空間,八個四方形展廳分別呈現八個主題,包括相處、儀式、本土、滲透、超凡、懷舊、地域、邊界,每間皆面向垂直開口,在建構框景的同建構,並將其延伸至建築模型。

The Infinity Ground Architecture Museum mainly uses recyclable materials. The building facade is made of reusable aluminum pipes, a new material developed by HAS Design and Research and Alufence. Those aluminum pipes are assembled in a snap-on way without screws, so they can be reused without creating construction waste. The paving material is coconut shells, which are from local farms in Bangkok. This material is commonly used for soil fertilizer and heat insulation; however, in the Infinity Ground Architecture Museum, this material covers the entire space and not only provides a visual impression of the vast earth, but also allows visitors to feel the ups and downs, softness, and senses of the soil during walking. Coconut shells will eventually return to the local farm again. It also alludes to the infinite theme of the ground, not only in the urban area of Bangkok but also in farms all over Thailand, spreading the architect's attention to the earth.

 

該項目主要選用可回收材料,其中,建築立面為可再利用鋁管,是由 HAS Design and Research 建築事務所和 Alufence 合作開發的新材質。這些鋁管以卡扣的方式組裝,如此才能再利用,且不會產生建築廢物;地面則選用曼谷當地的椰子殼鋪設,該材料通常會拿來施肥或隔熱,該案卻使用椰子殼覆蓋整個空間,不僅能夠創造彷彿廣闊大地的視覺效果,同時讓參觀者在行走過程中,感受到土壤的起伏、柔軟和觸感,而椰子殼最終將再回歸當地農場,這也隱射出大地無限主題,不只是曼谷市區,泰國境內所有農場,皆散布建築師對土地的關懷。

Principal Architects:Jenchieh Hung.Kulthida Songkittipakdee

Structural Engineering:Alufence

Contractor:Alufence

Character of Space:Gallery.Exhibition Space

Building Area:95 ㎡

Principal Materials:Recyclable aluminum.Recyclable smart board.Coconut Shell

Principal Structure:Aluminum steel

Location:Bangkok, Thailand

Photos:Ketsiree Wongwan

Text:HAS design and research

Collator:Angel Chi

 

主要建築師:洪人傑.宋寶庭

結構工程:Alufence

施工單位:Alufence

空間性質:藝文展覽空間

建築面積:95平方公尺

主要材料:可回收鋁材.可回收電子白板.椰子殼

主要結構:鋁合金

座落位置:泰國曼谷

影像:Ketsiree Wongwan

文字:HAS design and research

整理:紀奕安

HAS design and research
Hung And Songkittipakdee (HAS) explores Asia’s architectural language through a “design + research” parallel approach; it emphasizes the analogy of nature and man-made nature, looking for another kind of new natural architecture through the city’s own derivatives, named “The Improvised, MANufAcTURE and Chameleon Architecture”. HAS work encompassing cultural buildings, religious architecture, installation art, exhibition design and experimental projects; and HAS research includes the train and railway markets, the charming roadside vendors, the borderless illegal constructions under the elevated freeways, and the roundabouts of dead alleys. These interesting scenes typically exist in Asian cities, where temporary construction truly reveals how people can find a “new” nature in the reinforced concrete city.
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