Gallery: Thai Vineyard Showcases Natural Materials and Passive Cooling

 
This wine visitor centre in Thailand has us itching for to sit under the cool veranda with good glass of grape-infused goodness overlooking a beautiful 200 acre vineyard. The Sala Visitor Centre is part of the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard, about 3 hours south of Bangkok in the coastal resort town of Hua Hin. Designed by Sylvia Soh of Soh Design Studio, the Sala is a gorgeous traditional Thai building with a sweeping roof that showcases local natural materials like bamboo, rattan and wood. Efficient cooling is a necessity in the hot and humid Thai climate, so traditional passive cooling strategies were implemented as well.

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  1. Jean-Michel Cousteau Ec... November 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    […] or bungalows, are used as the individual guest rooms and are topped with steeply pitched thatch roofs. The tall ceilings let the hot air rise, while louvered windows allow for natural cross ventilation […]

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