Ground design

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Architect Plan

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Architect Plan

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Exterior PhotographySISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography, Dining Room, Table, Shelf, Chair, WindowsSISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography, Windows, FacadeSISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 5 of 51+ 51

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 17 of 51
© DOF Sky|Ground

Text description provided by the architects. Singapore International School of Bangkok, Thonburi phase II is the expansion phase for secondary students, with the new site inside the existing one. In the new phase layout, the 2 buildings are aligned on the back edge to create the large green activity space shared between the two phases. The main function of the school includes classrooms, auditorium, gymnasium, library, administration office, staff rooms and common area.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Exterior Photography
© DOF Sky|Ground
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography, Facade
© DOF Sky|Ground
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 29 of 51
Ground floor Plan
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior photography, Staircase, Beam
© DOF Sky|Ground

The main concept of this school is to create a space where students can learn architecture while playing and stay in all circumstances. The shape of the building is designed in a linear form with an 8 meter wide double-loaded hallway in front of each classroom. This space can serve both as a common space and as a circulation space. To avoid lacking natural light and ventilation, the building is separated into two parts and additional halls to let wind and sunlight into the building.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography, Windows, Facade
© DOF Sky|Ground
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 30 of 51
Plan – 1st floor
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography, Dining Room, Table, Shelf, Chair, Windows
© DOF Sky|Ground

With the planning regulations the building has to be separated in 2 with a limited height, but we intend to have the buildings act as a single backdrop for the landscape so that the horizontal facade is used to relate. With one end on the periphery is an auditorium, Building A, closer to the entrance, is designed to spread out the wing to accommodate students and all patrons with the covered walkway which is designed to match and link with building. While another end of building B is planned for the location of the gymnasium.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography
© DOF Sky|Ground
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 48 of 51
Diagram
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Interior Photography
© DOF Sky|Ground

At the front of the buildings, the main hall of building A and building B is also specially designed to be a ventilation control hall according to the daily weather. Under normal conditions, this hall can be used in natural ventilation mode by opening the windows at the front and rear of the building to let in air. In 2:30 p.m. condition, the axial fan at the top of the room will work together with the filter to bring in cool air and make the room become positive pressure. Then at the bottom of the facade, the grid will work to evacuate the air. This space is intended to be a transitional space where social activities could take place and where natural light can enter with less heat inside. The room provides just the horizontal fins as well as a gradient opaque wall allowing people inside to see the view clearly and play even in bad weather.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Exterior Photography
© DOF Sky|Ground
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 45 of 51
Elevation 4A
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 51 of 51
Diagram
SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Image 14 of 51
© DOF Sky|Ground

The hall in the spread wing has a grandstand that can be used as a theater with the library below. On the green roof support, it can be used as stair treads connecting the green space from the ground to the top. The oval pattern is created to connect landscape and architecture, acting as activity zones with a variety of terrains to encourage different types of activity, such as the sunken courtyard in front of the building which can be used as an amphitheater of both sides.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Cityscape, Facade
© DOF Sky|Ground

This school is like an experimental design to create a space that can be used in all circumstances for all students and used in all areas to encourage everyone’s learning abilities.

SISB School Thonburi Phase II / Plan Architect - Exterior Photography, Facade
© DOF Sky|Ground