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Safe Haven Library in Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

In January 2009, TYIN invited 15 Norwegian architect students from NTNU to participate in a workshop at the Safe Haven Orphanage, Thailand. Associate Professor Hans Skotte and architect Sami Rintala led the workshop.

Bookshelves run the whole length of the back wall of the library giving room to hundreds of books in all kinds of languages, Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Safe Haven Library
  • Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Safe Haven Orphanage          
  • Project: Library       
  • Cost: 29 000 NOK / 3 800 EUR
  • Building period: 12th – 29th January 2009     
  • Area: 128m2            
  • Built by: Professors and students from NTNU         
  • Students: Pasi Aalto, Jan Kristian Borgen, Mari Folven, Ragnhild Forde, Sunniva Vold Huus, Olav Fasetbru Kildal, Lene M. N. Kvaerness, Oda Moen Most, Orjan Nyheim, Karoline Salomonsen, Anne Sandnes, Ola Sendstad, Kristoffer B. Thorud, Caroline Tjernas, Anders Sellevold Aaseth
  • Professors: Sami Rintala, Hans Skotte 
  • Collaborator: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Sponsors: Norsk Betongforening, Bygg Uten Grenser, Minera Norge, Spenncon, NTNU

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Safe Haven Bathhouse in Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Article source:  TYIN tegnestue Architects

The new sanitary building houses the basic needs of the orphanage; the toilets, personal hygiene facilities and laundry. The internal structure was already built and became the framework for the project.

The most intimate functions are located within the two plastered concrete masses. The central zone contains concrete containers for bathing and opens out towards the vast teak plantation. The bathing area is only partly privatized, adapted to Karen culture. A tilted facade of bamboo covers the front of the building and creates a passageway, connecting the two functions together.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto, South facade of Safe Haven Bathhouse with the teak plantation in the background.

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Safe Haven Bathhouse
  • Location: Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Safe Haven Orphanage
  • Project: Bathhouse
  • Cost: 22 500 NOK / 2 979 EUR
  • Building period: 12th – 29th January 2009
  • Area: 61 m2
  • Built by: TYIN tegnestue and local workers
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