ENCOURAGING A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE USAGE OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SPACES, INTEGRATED FIELD REDEFINES WHAT’S OUTSIDE INTO AN INTEGRAL ELEMENT OF WHAT ONE CONSIDERS ‘HOME.’
Reshaping the existing area between two homes into a shared space was the main concept behind Oer-areemitr’s Garden and Pavilion designed by Bangkok-based landscape architects, Integrated Field. The project brings new function to idle areas that weren’t supporting the family members’ lifestyles, reinventing the relationship between the houses and the surrounding space and resulting in the support of new functions such as an enclosed mediation zone and common area.
The project came about following the homeowner’s purchase of the neighboring home and open space between which was previously used as a parking and multi-purpose area. The existing garden had been situated around the edge of the land and served aesthetic purposes only, while the newly purchased home didn’t provide any form of synchronization in terms of circulation to and from the existing house. Therefore, the owner decided to redesign the layout and the landscape in order to encourage a stronger relationship between the usage of the internal and external spaces, while also bringing more green space into the property’s design.
The different family members’ characteristics and preferences were further taken into account, as the rearranged layout supports a primary open space suitable for activities, a green space with a small pool, as well as an area for in-house farming and a 200-meter jogging track that provides complete circulation to all areas of the property. A green terrace and secret garden enclosing the meditation area provide privacy and shade, allowing for family members to enjoy the outdoor area as a truly integral element of their home.