Project 2: "Construction Workers Habitat" by Amornrat Nateethong

MANIFESTO

IN THAILAND MANY RURAL PEOPLE COME TO THE CITY TO GET A JOB FOR HIGHER INCOME, HOWEVER MANY OF THEM ARE UNEDUCATED AND UNSKILLED. THEREFOR, THEY WORK AS A LABOUR, LIKE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. IN THIS PROJECT I CHOOSE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FOR MY INHABITANT FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING. NORMALLY THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY ALWAYS PROVIDE WORKERS HOUSE FOR WORKERS TO LIVE NEAR THE WORKING SITE, SO THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TRAVEL VERY FAR TO GO BACK HOME EVERYDAY AND FOR THEM GET TO WORK ON TIME, ONCE THE BUILDING IS DONE, WORKER HOUSE IS KNOCKED DOWN AND WORKERS HAVE TO MOVE TO SETTLE AT A NEW CONSTRUCTION SITE. BECAUSE OF THIS THE COMPANY ALWAYS BUILD THE WORKING HOUSE FROM THE CHEAPEST MATERIAL AND EASIEST WAY TO SAVE MONEY AND TIMES, THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT HOW WORKERS WOULD LIVE, WORKERS HAVE TO LIVE IN A VERY POOR HOUSING CONDITION THAT DOES NOT EVEN REACH A MINIMUM HOSING STANDARD AND COMFORT. SO DESIGNING A NEW HOUSE FOR THEM WOULD IMPROVE THEIR LIVING CONDITION AND THIS HOUSE CAN BE USED FOR SLUM PEOPLE ONCE THE WORKER LEAVE TO A NEW SITE.


INHABITANT REPORT 
(ONLY PART OF THE REPORT IS SHOWN)


ROOM UNIT IS FOR 1-2 WORKERS AND IT IS 2 TIMES 2.5 METERS


DUE TO THE ROOM IS VERY SMALL, WORKERS HAVE TO USE THE OUTSIDE SPACE FOR DRY CLOTHES, HANGOUT WITH FRIENDS, WHERE THE INSIDE IS FOR EVERY OTHER EVERYDAY LIFE ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS SLEEPING, EATING. THERE IS NO PARTITION BETWEEN EACH SPACE.


SITE
THE SITE I CHOOSE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING IS AT SUKHUMVIT 22, BECAUSE THIS IS A CIVILISED AREA WHERE THERE ARE MANY NEW SHOPPING MALL AND CONDOMINIUM RISE EVERY YEARS. 


1 UNIT OF PUBLIC HOSING, THE FORM IS FROM 2 MODULES OF MY WALL,THE WALL CAN BE FOLD IN AND OUT FOR MORE SPACE JUST INCASE IN THE FUTURE THIS COUPLE HAVE KIDS OR MORE STUFF TO STORE. AND I DIDNT DESIGN IT TO BE SO COMPACT BUT DESIGN THE SPACE THAT ALLOWS THEM TO DO THEIR EVERY LIFE ACTIVITIES COMFORTABLY. 

 I LOOK AT HOW MUCH SPACE THEY NEED FOR EACH AREA, LIKE LIVING AREA MUST BE QUITE BIG AS IT IS WHERE THEY REST, AND HAVE FRIENDS COME OVER TO DRINK AND WATCH FOOTBALL MATCH. THIS IS ALSO A DINING AREA.KITCHEN MUST ALSO BE QUITE BIG AS WIFE NEEDS STORE TOOLS AND TRADITIONALLY THAI PEOPLE COOK ON THE FLOOR, SO I LEAVE THE ENOUGH SPACE FOR HER TO SIT DOWN WITH TOOLS AND INGREDIENT ON THE FLOOR.

THE OUTSIDE AREA ARE FOR FUNCTION AND NATURAL SPACE
FUNCTION SPACE IS FOR LAUNDRY AND COOKING, THE INDOOR KITCHEN IS CONNECTED TO THE OUTSIDE AREA AS WE ALWAYS COOK STRONG SMELL FOOD OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, THIS ALLOWS HER TO ACCESS THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN AREA EASILY.
NATURAL SPACE IS CONNECTED TO THE LIVING AREA, THE SPACE IS USED FOR SMOKING AND ALSO GROWS HERBS AND VEGIES LIKE HOW THAI PEOPLE DO TO SAVE MONEY.