Project: The Laken House
Location: Ban Mai, Thailand
Area: 10,763 sf
Photographs by: DOF Sky|Ground
The Laken House by makeAscene
The Laken House is an ultra-luxurious contemporary dwelling designed by makeAscene. This enormous home is located in the Ban Mai suburb of Bangkok, Thailand and offers just under 11,000 square feet of luxurious living spaces across multiple levels.
Sits by a lagoon but in the suburb of Bangkok, this week-end getaway house features a laid-back ambience where the dwellers could be unwinded in its serene settings, away from the busy urban routines. Isolated yet within reach from CBD. The overall layout was mainly organized around this dual aspect quality. The arrival front facing the entry road and the opposite reflecting the water surface in. The 2 main axis of the massing are also perfectly aligned the perfect view angle for any living corners in the residence and the other to the entrance from the main road. This creates interesting twist and interlocking massing articulation.
Space organization are also separated in to 2 main uses, the entertaining ‘public’ wing and the ‘private’ living quarter. Which then expresses in the massing configuration.
Upon arrival, the visitor shall be greeted with a glimpse of the lake which was carefully framed by the space between 2 building masses. Guests are then invited to the guests’ wing while the residents go through another. This split circulation creates independency for these two zones and gives the inhabitants an absolute privacy. Landscape design also enhancing the in-between space in this planning. A water feature was designed to suggest a division between public & private functions, as well as to imply an echo to the lake far beyond.
On the basin edge, the rooms were placed along to maximize the exposure to the vista and natural ventilation. The large opening allows seamless in and out interconnection to let the resident fully immersed in natural surroundings.