2012 | Bangkok
A house for two siblings, defined by four massive parallel walls separating three voids. In the middle is a shared space for living and circulation, with bedrooms and workrooms on either side. Service functions are contained within the thickness of walls. Cast-in-situ concrete acknowledges midcentury European Brutalism, informed by contemporary connotations and realities of the local construction industry. Textured walls contrast with the smooth finishes of Bangkok's commercial environments: after a day in malls and office buildings, béton brut is cozy, not cold.
Visually light materials envelope the voids left between concrete masses. Sliding wood screens, with blinds and foliage, serve to block excess sunlight and provide privacy from the street, while retaining the airiness of the voids. A stair formed within one of the concrete walls yields to a sleek steel bridge across the central void.
published in: Elle Decoration
, February 2013d&D
, March 2013 Baan Lae Suan, May 2013 Baan Lae Suan,interview videoRoom Magazine
, August 2013