Tall and cool

Sunday 09 Apr 2006

WoHa design the Met, a 66 storey condominium project - the tallest residential building in Bangkok.

The design concept explores ideas for tropical development at high densities. Going high in the tropics means cooler breezes, less dust, more privacy, more security, less noise, better views. To take advantage of these conditions, the design incorporates a staggered arrangement of blocks that allow cross ventilation, views to both the city and the river, and enhance gentle breezes by funneling them between towers. The apartments’ interiors interact with the exterior, with full height glazing, balconies, sky gardens and sky terraces. Sun shading and overhangs provide weather protection and screen and filter the strong tropical light. Sky-gardens flow out from living spaces and bridge across breezeways. Walls of greenery provide sun-shading that convert heat into oxygen, improving local air quality.

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Architecture
Thailand
Residential Urban design

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