Taking into consideration the green design fundamentals, Toronto based architecture firm Paul Raff Studio has designed the Bluepoint Sales Pavilion in Phuket, Thailand which also serves as a sales office for the Bluepoint Residences. Paul Raff Studio received a honorable mention by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for the project. The pavilion’s form is inspired by the region’s first known inhabitants: nomadic fisherman who worked and lived on their boats. Today, Thai fishermen continue to construct simple vessels by curving lengths of timber over a gunnel framework. These beautiful flowing forms exist as an iconic regional aesthetic. The architect has made an innovative use of a sustainable wood-composite material arrayed by the traditional geometric techniques of ship building, the pavilion generates a unique dynamic configuration.
“The Bluepoint Sales Pavilion also serves as a lounge place for potential clients to enjoy the breathtaking views while reviewing the progress in construction activities. The pavilion’s expression responds to the powerful contextual site conditions. A deep terrace and continuous wrapping canopy extend outward toward a look-out point, framing a spectacular panoramic vista.”
It is truly inspiring to see Canadian architecture firms like Paul Raff Studio’s contributing towards a positive global development by using sustainable solutions.