Life Ladprao(LP) is a new prototype residential project that contemplates future urban-living challenges. Urbanization growth with limited access to green spaces has led to a disconnection from nature. As a result, this has a negative impact on the health of humans profoundly.
Some research points out a positive correlation between nature and high-quality life in terms of well-being mentally and physically. The landscape team conducted intensive research and achieved the goal of creating a human-nature relationship, and incorporating great concern for sustainability by applying the Biophilic theory into the design of the modern built environment.
To create an effective biophilic design, the landscape team enhanced the theory in accordance with the site context. Located in a highly dense urban area, LP’s location stimulates the sense of exploring the space horizontally and vertically, representing a journey with a quest for green sanctuary.
The team used this unique asset to shape the main landscape’s concept with a careful articulation of the site context, to create a natural valley where an adventurous experience is unveiled.
To achieve the biophilic and landscape concept in this confined property area, the landscape team created ultimate exposure to nature by using Green Infusion Method (G.I.M.) to split building mass and interpenetrate green spaces into the architecture.
As a result, the landscape spaces and circulations become the highlight that melodiously interlaces adventurous experiences with activity areas. With great team collaboration, the Biophilic concept has been interpreted and translated into a tangible design with a seamless connection between interior, exterior and landscape spaces.
For the biophilic concept, the team proposes 6 design guides that are inspired by the theory and enhanced in accordance with the site context to offer the greatest benefits to people and natural environments.
- Human-Nature Relationship: Offer ultimate green spaces and outdoor activities to promote a positive impact on people’s health and well-being.
- Authentic experience of nature: Allow people to engage with nature with direct and indirect contact.
- Seamless connection: Provide physical and perceptual natural connection of interior, exterior and landscape spaces.
- Sense of place: Using natural shapes and forms as part of design inspiration to create unique characters.
- Natural shapes and forms: Offer memorable experiences and promote emotional attachments for dwellers to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed.
- Sustainable and Environmental Design: Minimize negative effects of the built environment on natural systems.
According to the Adventurous Valley concept, the design gestures are inspired by the dynamic movement of nature. Natural color, forms and textures have been interpreted into the design of all the spaces. In terms of the softscape concept, the planting characters follow sequences of natural hill landscape experience, from the lower grassland, tropical rain forest and up to the hill with dry deciduous and coniferous forest. The landscape team carefully selects plant materials with unique appearances to mimic the feeling of those landscapes.
Life Ladprao is not only advancing sustainability and a healthy human-nature connection but also representing an iconic urban biophilic living project of the city.
Life Ladprao the Valley
Location: Ladprao District, Bangkok, Thailand
Project Owner: AP (THAILAND) Public Company Limited
Landscape Architect: Redland-scape.Ltd.
Architect: Openbox Architects co.,ltd, Real Estate Planning Consultants CO.,LTD
Photographer: Mr.Rungkit Charoenwat