Abstract—The objective of this research is finding the way to
design architectures harmonized with the environmental
contexts and represented local identity. This research
emphasizes cognitive analysis and contemplation of the
relationships between environmental factors and their effects to
local design by using matrix analysis in order to find out the
solutions in sustainable design by using documentary research
and a site survey. In addition, this research focus on vernacular
architectures which were designed related to and with respect
to their environments in various dimensions, such as natural,
social, cultural, and economic. Moreover, they contain
environmental friendly concepts that appear on their physical
design, detail design, and layout planning. The case study site is
Huai Jorakaemak (HJK) non-hunting area, Northeastern of
Thailand that the one of the RAMSAR list of Wetlands
International Importance and Eastern Sarus Crane
reintroduction site. The output can apply these concepts into the
real architectural design process, so that architects, planners,
and environmentalists can create sustainable architecture and a
sustainable environment for local community development.
Index Terms—Architectural design, vernacular architecture, environmental contexts, local identity, landscape ecology.
Teerintra Sirisawad is with School of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Phayao, Thailand.
Piyakarn Teartisup and Prapeut Kerdsueb are with the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resource Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Songkiat Teartisup is with the Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.
Cite:Teerintra Sirisawad, Piyakarn Teartisup, Songkiat Teartisup, and Prapeut Kerdsueb, "Wetland Community Center Design Based on Environmental Contexts and Local Identity," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 397-404, 2015.