Vertical Living Gallery

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Vertical Living Gallery by Shma / Living Wall project in Bangkok, Thailand (3)

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Design By
Shma Designs
Team
Shma
Sansiri PCL
SdA
Client
Sansiri
Completed Year
2011
Area
430 sqm
Public
Yes
City
Bangkok
Country
Thailand

Designed by Shma the Vertical Living Gallery is a Living Wall project commissioned by Sansiri, an urban residential developer. The role of the project was to provide the image of a new life style throught the sales office building of Sansiri. The building was first designed with glass skin exposed to the surrounding, appearing solid, conventional and missing sense of 'home'. Seeing also that Bangkok urban is suffocating with concrete surfaces, Shma the landscape architect, proposed this green living façade so to give the building uniqueness and to draw public attention, the project included a mirroring water feature as well. 

Vertical Garden / Living Wall designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office)

Beyond the aesthetics, the living walls helped to reduce heat and glare for the occupant, while allowing sufficient natural light to shine into the interior. The module green wall crate is ready made aluminum composite box for easy attaching with steel structure. Planting pouch and drip irrigation are installed within the felt. This system is inexpensive and convenient to construct. It also allows easy access for maintenance - replacing plants, pruning and trimming dead plants or leaves.

Vertical Garden / Living Wall designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office)

Pinus parviflora 'Tokyo Dwarf' Vertical Garden / Living Wall designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office) used as plant for living wall and vertical garden

Finding a suitable plant for the vertical garden was a challenge because living walls are not yet popular in South East Asia. After a few experiments with local plant species, Ophiopogon japonicus 'Tokyo Dwarf' was selected as it can endure Bangkok's extreme humidity and pollution. Moreover it provides a consistent texture throughout the living facade. It takes at least 2 weeks to prepare the plant for its new habitat.

Vertical Garden / Living Wall designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office) - night lighting view

Introducing this textured vertical garden on a buildings facade was indeed a phenomenon for Bangkok. It has proved to function in harsh environment and also established a healthier urban living.

Vertical Garden / Living Wall project drawing designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office)

Modelar Vertical Garden / Living Wall layers detail designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office)

Plant and reflecting water feature indoor at Vertical Garden / Living Wall designed by Sham landscape architects in bangkok, thailand (sansiri condominium sales office)

Project images courtesy of Shma. Photography by Wison Tungthunya.

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Location

Address
Sukhumvit
City
Bangkok
Country
Thailand
Longitude
100.52
Latitude
13.73

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Sale Office or Sansiri Vertical Living Gallery is Sansiri's condominium sales office located between Soi Sukhumvit 36 and 38.

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The Living Wall can be seen from the public domain, therefore it can be visited 24/7, free of charge.

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