Located right in the middle of a busy urban district of Bangkok, just 5 mins walk from the city’s biggest shopping malls, the Pool at Pyne designed by Thai landscape architects TROP, is an oasis of relaxation positioned over the podium of a 42-storey residential complex.
The residential tower is built on top of parking structure close to the city’s main station. Normally the parking part has a bigger floor plan than the tower, leaving the left over area as its swimming pool. The Pool at Pyne is no different. It is designated to be on the 8th floor, which is also the roof of the parking structure. The area is a rectangular shape terrace, around 370 sqm.
“Most pools in Bangkok […] are called ‘Sky Pool’;, because of a location on top of the roof,” said designer Pok Kobkongsanti. “The first couple of ones sounded very exciting, but, after a while, it got boring. To make our pool different than the others, the ‘Skeleton’;, a light cladded structure, was proposed to frame the swimming pool 3-dimensionally.”
The outline of the pool is made up of straight lines with curved edges. The team avoided perpendicular lines where possible and arranged wooden decks and planting areas around the perimeter. Low-level lighting lines the edges of the space, creating a welcoming environment for nighttime swimmers.
“Instead of a typical rectangular pool deck, we proposed a series of smaller terraces integrated with the swimming pool,” added Kobkongsanti.
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