IJESD 2015 Vol.6(5): 397-404 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.625

Wetland Community Center Design Based on Environmental Contexts and Local Identity

Teerintra Sirisawad, Piyakarn Teartisup, Songkiat Teartisup, and Prapeut Kerdsueb

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: tpiyakarn@gmail.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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Indexing: Scopus (since 2019), Crossref, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc. 
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net