A Sawtooth Brick Wall for The Kantana Film Institute
The Bangkok Project Company opted for a back-to-basics approach for their new film school in Thailand by building and shielding the building using brick – one of the country’s most ubiquitous materials. The Kantana Institute offers undergraduate programs in film and animation and is made mostly from brick and glass.
The five different sections of the 2,000 square meter facility are wrapped around a verdant central courtyard or “interior forest” that encourages meditation, and the sawtooth brick wall offers protection against both sun and wind while permitting sunlight to penetrate through cutouts.
The $1 million Kantana Institute in Kakhonprathom province was dedicated to Thailand’s master of drama Pradit Kaljareuk. It is a one story facility separated into five sections, namely an administrative area, lecture rooms, a workshop, a library and an open air canteen. The workshop is a reflective, dark space that encourages creativity whereas skylights bring plenty of daylight into the reading area.