Shma Company Limited: Liquids substances on Earth naturally fall and flow to the lower grounds, forming an erosion landscape that human finds beautiful. Our site locates at the intersection where the flow meets the ground and is surrounded by mountains. The process of erosion that inspired the shape of the landscape became feature in our designs. First, the water features are pools that penetrated the grass terrains while the dune acting as a pool deck at once.

Besides at the lowest ground, a large pond was introduced to enhance an atmosphere and also act as a collective rain water source for the plantations in dry seasons. Second, by emphasizing on materials and plants considerations, planting species were selected to tolerate drought in order to minimize uses of water. And a mix of species is too blended in with surroundings while connecting wildlife. Lastly, an achievement would lay a sustainable future to the site and the landscape would become parts of the natural environments. Thus when the boundary is blurred, human and nature gently becomes one.

Name of Project: 23° Escape
Landscape Architect: Shma Company Limited
Project Team:
Design Director – Yossapon Boonsom
Landscape Architect – Charnchai Chitpatanapaibul
Landscape Architect – Worawe Jungmongkolsawat
Client & Developer: Sansiri Public Co., Ltd.
Structure Engineer: Actec
M&E: V Group Engineering Co., Ltd.
Site Area: 15,200 sq.m.
Completion Year: 2014
Location: Khao Yai, Thailand
Photograph Credit: Mr. Wison Tungthunya
Site Area: 15,200 sq. m
Period of Design: 2011-2012
Period of Construction: 2012-2014

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