GLOSS FLOOR AREA
NUMBER OF FLOOR
40 Floors (140 Meters)
Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok
The concept design of the XT Ekkamai relates to sustainable energy and human comfort by elaborate wind force as core idea for both functional and form. Natural ventilation by wind is used to improve indoor air quality, provide thermal comfort and save energy.
At common areas, natural ventilation is used by apply breathing technique. By shifting building mass, every floorplate can have single load corridor at both ends to allow air flow. As in standard residential units that can only have one side facing external. This results in a one-sided opening which is not working so well with the main concept. Therefore the application of a wing wall has been introduced to help ventilation. The design team come up with series of wing walls that haven been placed randomly on building façade aim to direct wind from variable directions and velocity. The protruding element is made of precast concrete, harmoniously the shade element contributes to the building elevations with a very unique and stylish characteristic façade.
Top facilities have been designed to have air flow vents (Venturi effect) to direct the movement of air. All amenities are focus at the top floating as a detach object above pool.
With two-sided colors painted on the shade elements. On west side the tower offers a neutral color that well merger into the view from the city skyline, a reminder of been a member of Bangkok metropolitan city. Yet the opposite color view from the east provides a much more worm and welcoming atmosphere for the user and an intimate touch of the local vibrant life style.