holodeck architects builds the austrian embassy in bangkok using local materials

holodeck architects has built an ensemble of five buildings for the austrian embassy in bangkok, intertwining the thai way of living and building traditions with austria’s achievements in the field of research, culture, technology, and production. functionally different, the buildings are constructed with local materials, including laterite, travertine, and teak, and incorporate technical innovations such as optimized glass elements, and a low-tech cooling system. holodeck architects builds the austrian embassy in bangkok using local materialsall images by ketsiree wongwan

 

 

‘an embassy building as a representative of one nation in another cultural area acts as an important social, cultural and technological link,’ notes holodeck architects, ‘respecting characteristics of both countries lead to a symbiotic space.’ the new embassy and consulate, which also includes outdoor facilities, such as the main courtyard, combines five different buildings that offer a stimulating atmosphere for environmental, traditional and technological exchange within contemporary architecture. holodeck architects builds the austrian embassy in bangkok using local materials

 

 

in building the embassy, holodeck architects has taken a holistic approach that combines both austrian and thai principles. existing trees on site, which have high value in thai culture, have been preserved and used both as landscape features and for their shading and cooling qualities. the buildings’ cantilevered roofs provide natural sun protection, while photovoltaic modules generate energy. CNC-perforated local wood on some walls provides natural air ventilation, while laterite on others minimizes direct sun radiation.

 holodeck architects builds the austrian embassy in bangkok using local materials holodeck architects builds the austrian embassy in bangkok using local materials

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: austrian embassy bangkok

architect: holodeck architects

team: marlies breuss, michael ogertschnig, johannes müller, suchon mallikamarl, peter hundt, chloe priou, alexsander garber, elitsa tsankova

program: new construction embassy and consulate including outdoor facilities

client: BMEIA federal ministery for europe, integration and foreign affairs, vienna

structural engineer: gmeiner I haferl, vienna

building physics + simulation: IPJ ingenieurbüro p.jung, vienna

house technics: PGG graz, psmc bangkok

consultant: focer aces

photovoltaic roof: aero bangkok

floor area: 1.271 m2, PV roof: 590 m2

location: bangkok, thailand

sofia lekka angelopoulou I designboom

sep 06, 2019