To build an earth-friendly house is not as simple as placing some solar panels on your roof. So when Site-Specific and Buatalah Studio were asked to design an exhibition under the theme 0f ‘Green Home Effects’ for Baan Lae Suan Fair in Bangkok, they started from inside-out by questioning the audiences about their current living situations.
What they came up with was the concept for exhibition that circled around the 4R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle and renewable. The model home featured many examples of earth-friendly living including the use of grey water, growing your own food and being car smart. It was constructed of 4 reused shipping container and prefabricated modules. The home was designed for the family of three and it is roughly around 100 sq.m.
It also questioned the norm of house construction in Thailand, and wanted to demonstrate alternative construction methods.
Site-Specific is now developing a prefabricated construction system.
Thank you Amarin Printing & Publishing and Kanteera Sanguantung for the photographs.