Baan Bang Sa Ray is a holiday house located in Chonburi province, two hours away from Bangkok by car. This house is planned as a residence where the family can relax from work during holidays. It is an extended family comprising different generations: parents, children and grandchildren. The house offers personal space for each person, while providing communal spaces for everyone to interact with each other at the same time. Each space can be subdivided into areas of adjustable proportion and size, according to the different needs of each person.
The house is located around a kilometre from the Gulf of Thailand, so the site can benefit from a sea breeze. The project is therefore aligned with the wind to offer natural ventilation for the house. The house is designed as elevated and the communal spaces begin on the second floor, followed by private rooms on the upper level. The southern side of the house comprises the entrance circulation, parking space and service area. There is a private, open area with a three-par golf course on the northern side of the house, which is wide open to the splendid landscape and the sea breeze.
The house is accessed along a path and steps up to the second floor with the communal areas. This area consists of the living, dining, studying and working area. The swimming pool, which is wide open to the landscape and connected to the terrace, is also situated in this area. The third floor comprises the space for two families. It is divided into two villas. The first floor of the house is considered as the basement, where no regular functions are defined. The relaxation area connected to the golf course creates a flow between the interior space and the nature outside.The enormous roof covers almost 80 percent of the house. However, it is designed to be as thin as possible. The roof, along with the large ceiling that covers all the hall areas of the house, makes the house exude a warm atmosphere despite its size. Natural materials are selected as the main material of the house to avoid intentional tidiness and to allow the material to display its natural beauty as far as possible.