PLA2 | Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd. | World Design Awards 2022

Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd.: Winner of World Design Awards 2022. PLA2 project are designed for private activity by the contextual of dam environment. In conclusion, the raft is made.

Inspired by dam context with various species of fish, we chose we chose giant snake-head fish for our main design concept. Characteristics of the male and female fish when swimming together and by the nature of the fish – males are smaller in size, fresher in color – females are larger transformed to form and space to be suit with activities. It is a characteristic of space that has a continuous interconnection of plane to flow continuously, both internally and externally. Inside, there is an inner aspect of the fish that represents with things that are dynamic in the water, so we think of submarines. Inside the engine there is a reasonable feeling of driving. So that for design it by mixing with organic and mechanic together, so there’s a fun space from the entrance hall that can be accessed from 2 sides. The side that enters from the bottom of the fish has dramatic from space at the line and light. Different during the day, at night, the rooms are separated as if they were inside the fish. There is a male, female fish and internal elements by using a plane that looks like the organs of fish and machine.

On the surface of the material we should from context and usage conditions. We use wood as the main material. Steel with lightweight. On the other side is a shingle roof, a shape that looks like lightweight, as you can see that metal is inserted to show the machine (submachine) out of the gill-like area. By selected color we want to feel like a freshwater fish. Therefore, it is blue as in the picture, using steel plate, give a feeling of having the element of organic in the fish in the gill area. There will be a channel that we open to the effect of light in the evening at night. And the front area uses rust-etched steel to show the truth of the material. This color was chosen because it has a red texture that gives the fill of the gills when the mouth is opened.

The main structure will be a balloon frame to make the construction more dispersed and lighter in weight. The SAT tank system is a closed system and a water tank is installed for use in the design.

Electricity system if near the shore and a generator system in case of dragging far to the shore.

For interior there is lighting effect that created for activities, such as dancing. Inside the raft, there is a corner to talk. In many areas In the case of wanting to reduce the surrounding sound or the romantic space in the room, there is a design space that can be enjoyed together.

Based on the design criteria, material selections and construction techniques, the owner and the designer believe that Pla2 project will offer new destination with eye-catching architectural design outcomes.

Project Details
Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd.

Watsachol Sricha

Project Name

World Design Awards Category
Small Villa Built

Project Location

Sarawoot Jansaeng-Aram, Suchin Thongmorn, Jagkree Phetphosree, Nattaporn Sirisom, Pitchaya A-morn-prapawat


Photography ©Credit
©Weerapon Singnoi

Our firm was established in 2004, by Mr. Sarawoot Jansaeng-Aram as our previous name “Dersyn Ltd.” The name is inspired by 2 words “Design + Synchronization” which refer to above expected design outcomes of our office. In response to an expansion of our firm, the name has changed to Dersyn Studio Co., Ltd. in 2011. Dersyn Studio’s services include master planning, architectural design, and interior design based upon local and international experience of our qualified staff and principal architect.