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Building on nature

Sep 10. 2019
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By The Nation

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AP (Thailand), the leader in the development of housing innovations for urbanites, is pressing ahead with its efforts to build a world of sustainability with biodiversity, a philosophy that focuses on creating an ecological balance and lifestyles that promote mutual support between humans and the environment.

Part of the “AP World, A Vision for Quality of Life” initiative, the philosophy will be channeled into developing quality condominiums, single detached houses and townhomes. The first project into which the philosophy has been put into practice is Life Sathorn Sierra.

Located just 150 metres from Talat Phlu BTS station, Life Sathorn Sierra is being introduced as a prototype of sustainable and balanced vertical living on the “Forest Park in the City” concept and boasts more than 8,400 square metres of common areas.

Channelling the philosophy from its partner Mitsubishi Estate Residence, a member of Mitsubishi Estate Group, AP’s main mission is to draw a blueprint for good quality of life for everyone in society.

Planted with a wide array of flora, the project is a valley of trees in the middle of the city - a hub that connects stories of human beings, insects, towns, buildings, large trees and surrounding environment into a single entity and leading to sustainable growth.

The company has plans to channel the concept behind Izumi Park Town, a prototype for sustainable living, into developing its future low-rise projects to deliver good quality of life.

With the cooperation of a partner like Mitsubishi Estate Residence, which attaches importance to sustainable, balanced property development, AP intends to pass on sustainability know-how with a biodiversity philosophy which focuses on building a balanced ecosystem to ensure a lifestyle where human beings and the environment support

each other.

Basing our ideas on the biodiversity philosophy of Japan, we created a forest in the city at Life Sathorn Sierra. We hope the green areas of Life Sathorn Sierra will eventually connect with surrounding green areas so that eventually we have a perfect ecosystem that supports

sustainable co-existence of man and the environment,” said Vittakarn Chandavimol, Chief Corporate Strategy and Creation, AP (Thailand).

AI BIM (Artificial Intelligence Building Information Modeling) was a major component in the master planning of the project and used to control the quality of construction, interior functional design and landscape design. AIBIM also takes account of sunlight direction, wind

strength as well as the selection of flora that suits each season to ensure that Life Sathorn Sierra will be a real model for building a forest park in the city,” he adds.

Life Sathorn Sierra is surrounded by trees and boasts a frontal landscape that looks like a multilevel vertical valley of trees. It incorporates a hiking trail surrounded by a variety of flora together with a serene pool 100 metres long in a shape that is in harmony with nature.

The 40th rooftop floor is a panoramic sunken lounge designed as a large clear glass box surrounded by a man-made forest that’s inspired by The Cafe by Aman in Japan and which offers a view of Bangkok’s horizon.

Over the last six years of our collaboration with Mitsubishi Estate Residence, we have drawn on their know-how to develop quality properties. This is another major step taken by AP Thailand to build on the main mission to draw up a master plan for sustainable living. Izumi Park Town in Sendai is a very interesting prototype for building an ideal town. It can be channeled into APs future low-rise projects that will deliver good living quality for residents in a truly comprehensive way,” Vittakarn added.

 

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