The Lofts Silom, Bangkok
First Building Project in Bangkok to utilise passive, stack effect ventilation analysis with CFD
LOCATION: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Located in the heart of Bangkok, on Soi Pramuan, this luxurious project of the Lofts Silom is a 37-storey freehold condominium.
View of The Lofts Silom
The Lofts Silom was designed to bring nature and a sense of place into the bustling heart of Bangkok. The lush green spaces and naturally ventilated building design were well planned ahead.
A Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) study was commissioned for the design optimisation of a comfortable thermal environment within common areas of the development by using natural ventilation strategies.
A Success: Design VS Reality
For this project, GreenA Consultants did CFD for the lobbies and transient spaces to be naturally ventilated.
A creative aspect of CFD was incorporated by installing a ventilation shaft via the lofts that led to the lobbies and transient spaces to cool them without having to install fans.
Simplified diagram of the ventilation system
After the project was built, we are happy to share that the building owner has verified that the spaces are thermally comfortable without airconditioning, and that the developer is pleased that the building is "the only breathable loft-style condominium" at that location.
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Artists' impression of The Loft Silom
The design was driven largely on how to create a large green space, both on the inside as well as outside of the lofts, with a consistent feeling that the living environment is wrapped by green spaces and fresh air where seasonal winds cross ventilate at almost all common areas.