Turtle Bay @ Hua-Hin

Dersyn Studio as Architects

The Turtle Bay project is located on the lush natural area of Hua-Hin, one of the most famous seaside area of THAILAND. The project is located on 1.7 Rai of land. The site is located near Khao Tao Reservoir and is also considered as one of the main tourists’ attractive place.  The aim of Turtle Bay’s owner is to create new eco tourist destination, organic eatery, chef’s table, eco café , zero waste, workshop area, local artisan’s souvenir shop as well as homestay style lodging.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

During the site survey architect team found wild peacock feeding themselves at the site. The daily life of these little creatures should be preserved once Turtle Bay project already built. Based on the aim of the owner, existing natural context such as Khao Tao Reservoir, existing large tree and existing lotus pond will be used as main design criteria.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

“Khao” is Thai word of mountain whilst “Tao” is Thai word of turtle. Shape of turtle’s shell has selected as roof surface of the project to create new tourist destination. Existing large lotus pond has preserved to maintain the sense of place.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

Material selections are based on simple criteria which is harmonized with nature. Shingle roof selected as major roof material. This is because its surface look like gravel and stone chips. Shingle roof also has its ability to create turtle’s shell-like surface. Local bamboo selected as another main roof materials as well as wall surface.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

The criteria of selection are based on its bending ability. Moreover, bamboo construction can be built easily by using local artisan’s knowledge and heavy machine are not required to build bamboo structure. Turtle Bay project also implement local artisan’s construction material which is called “Poon-Tum”. This material is very famous among the region. The “Poon-Tum” offers sustainable outcome because this material make the wall cool at almost any time. This material is one of the main materials when creating or repairing ancient architecture like temple.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

The designer uses some artisan's design knowledge like large space which covered by high roof and also has the window on the opposite side. These ways of designing offer sustainable architectural design aspect like natural ventilation, called "Stack Effect" and extending the roof to create sun shading. Solar cell equipment also used on some roof where possible. The electric power generated from natural light during the day-time will be used to light up the electric-bulb during the night-time.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

Since there is a large lotus pond at this site and it will be used as main design criteria and site-planning, so the quality of natural water must be appropriately treated. Chaipattana Low Speed Surface Aerator installed to oxygenation the natural water at this pond. This project also use sewage water treatment system. This means no untreated water drainage to natural soil or the pond.

photo_credit TonPixelPro
TonPixelPro

Based on the design criteria, material selections and construction techniques, the owner and the designer believe that Turtle Bay @ Hua-Hin project will offer new eco-tourist destination with eye-catching architectural design outcomes.

 

Material Used:
1. Bambool
2. Poon-Tum
3. Shingle roof

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Cave-like Zolaism Café  offers a sensual and perceptual feel of returning to nature
16 Jan 2022 News
Cave-like Zolaism Café offers a sensual and perceptual feel of returning to nature

In Aranya-Qinhuangdao, China, Zolaism Café by B.L.U.E Architecture invites visitors in to esc... More

Playful atmosphere of Fuego Camina Conmigo Barcelona emphasizes art and creativity
16 Jan 2022 News
Playful atmosphere of Fuego Camina Conmigo Barcelona emphasizes art and creativity

On the third floor of a building located in the industrial neighbourhood of Gracia, Barcelona, the n... More

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82
14 Jan 2022 News
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82

Studio Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) just announced the sad news that their founder h... More

Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax
14 Jan 2022 News
Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax

On a narrow lot in the vibrant, historic North End of Halifax, this project combines the primary res... More

Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment
14 Jan 2022 News
Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment

Treating urban run-off from Toronto’s new West Don Lands and Quayside neighbourhood developmen... More

Top 10 Trending Products of 2021
13 Jan 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Products of 2021

A look back at the most specified products of 2021, including a retro table lamp, a classic light sw... More

17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details
13 Jan 2022 News
17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details

Originally constructed in 1675, this once neglected canal house has been renovated by Amsterdam base... More

Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum
12 Jan 2022 News
Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum

Featuring four interconnected pyramidal roof peaks that appear to emerge from the earth below, the D... More