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Stunning Green Wall Sets The Scene in This Luxury Hotel Garden

Landscape-Architecture - The dramatic green wall was conceptualized as a vertical screen protecting views from surrounding developments. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Worksapce

137 Pillars House Garden by P Landscape Co.,Ltd. A luxury hotel that mixes contemporary style with classic Thai 19th century architecture can be found in this beautiful project, 137 Pillars House. Formerly known as Baan Dam (black house) its renovation was completed in 2011 featuring such items as a 15 meter tall green wall, lotus pond, and tea terrace – one would never guess that this hotel is right outside a busy developing city. A small hotel, with only 30 rooms, it offers something different from what is going on outside its walls – a large market and bustling streets. With high class accommodations, many vistas, and numerous accolades for its design and service, the 137 Pillars House seems to be an absolute winning design by Habita Architects.

Landscape-Architecture - The central open space was raised to meet the elevated levels of the original teak house (pictured in the center). Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The central open space was raised to meet the elevated levels of the original teak house (pictured in the center). Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The hotel even has an interest in local produce, the master gardener on staff grows fruits and vegetables used in the hotel’s fine dining. With all these elements combined 137 Pillars House is not just a beautiful hotel to visit, but a beautiful landscape too.
Landscape-Architecture - The hotel even has an interest in local produce, the master gardener on staff grows fruits and vegetables used in the hotel’s fine dining. With all these elements combined 137 Pillars House is not just a beautiful hotel to visit, but a beautiful landscape too. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The hotel even has an interest in local produce, the master gardener on staff grows fruits and vegetables used in the hotel’s fine dining. With all these elements combined 137 Pillars House is not just a beautiful hotel to visit, but a beautiful landscape too. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Landscape-Architecture- The lotus pond emphasizes a traditional Thai garden feature, while the reflecting surfaces lend as sense of lightness and contemporary design. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The lotus pond emphasizes a traditional Thai garden feature, while the reflecting surfaces lend as sense of lightness and contemporary design. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

A Brief History The 137 Pillars House is located in Chaing Mai along the Mae Ping River, 400 miles NW of Bangkok. Chaing Mai was originally founded in 1296 as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Through the centuries Chaing Mai has changed hands multiple times, but is now part of Thailand and is now the unspoken “capital of the north”, seconded only to Bangkok. This history is important to The 137 Pillars House, the design doesn’t shy away from its past – but embraces it with its traditional teak house that dates back early 1900s and planting life that was preserved. The large teak house has been owned by the likes of royalty, investors, and families and can now be momentarily lived in by hotel goers that want to step through its culture and history.

Details of the Hotel Garden

  This landscape is one of detail.  The hotel takes advantage of old historic trees that previously existed on the site. The old trees give a feeling of the old, while renovated housing breathes the life of new.

Landscape-Architecture - Existing trees preserved within the drop-off courtyard become the primary features viewed from the reception lobby. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Existing trees preserved within the drop-off courtyard become the primary features viewed from the reception lobby. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Landscape-Architecture - Various terraces create niches for outdoor seating amidst the shaded and tranquil central gardens. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Various terraces create niches for outdoor seating amidst the shaded and tranquil central gardens. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The main house was renovated for the site, moving it vertically in the air, up on stilts. The main teak house and almost all of the rooms are set to the back of the site, enclosing it from the outside world. Related Articles:

This especially is seen in the use of the huge green wall (15 meters) in front of the pool and main outdoor meeting area. This enclosure allows the site to be personal and unique from the world outside. Guests are prompted to interact with one another or be alone in the secret garden area. Small details can be seen throughout too with notes of Thai motifs and symbols in the architecture. This hotel’s site was given extreme care in its details and visitors are welcomed to experience it.

Landscape-Architecture - The courtyard at night uses night lighting to create a mysterious and romantic atmosphere. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The courtyard at night uses night lighting to create a mysterious and romantic atmosphere. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Landscape-Architecture - The dramatic green wall was conceptualized as a vertical screen protecting views from surrounding developments. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The dramatic green wall was conceptualized as a vertical screen protecting views from surrounding developments. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

Landscape-Architecture - The swimming Pool with privacy and serenity created by the back of elevated courtyard and a 15-meter green wall. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The swimming Pool with privacy and serenity created by the back of elevated courtyard and a 15-meter green wall. Credit: Wison Tungthunya W Workspace

The 137 Pillars House project is a design that superbly mixes the old style with the new. It is inspiring to see a landscape designed in the way of preserving the culture, only enhancing its richness. Site specific designs are what bring interest to our world, each place having its own character and backstory. The 137 Pillars House has a history that is extensive, and looks to only increase in depth due to this beautiful reinvigoration of space. Recommended Reading:

Article written by Kevin Pfeiffer Return to Homepage

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