Via31 is a housing project that takes place in Sukhumvit, the most prime residential area of Bangkok. The site is located within a quiet lane surrounded by low-rise residential buildings and away from the bustling main road.The building is intended to cosy like a birds nest; introvert in design, where residents can live privately and peacefully. The building has 8 floors with a basement and consists of 88 units.
The local building regulation allows for a maximum building height
of 23m, bringing the conception of a sunken first floor and allowing a higher floor to ceiling height. The green slope on the north side leads to the entrance of the building. Along with the lobby, these two elements act as a buffer from the entrance road. The 950mm slope helps to distinguish between public and private space. While on the South the landscape level is raised by 1.2m to match the second floor. This allows allowing the gym on the second floor to continue out to the swimming pool and landscape space.