For us, the two parallel story lines of the project site are fascinating. One is its location in a very first pseudo-Roman-architecture village in Bangkok. The other story is its attached personal meaning; which is a family heritage handed down from the father to his son. The brief of this residential project consists in 5 major concerns: (1) responding to the owner preference of Classical architecture, (2) caring for the two big existing trees on the site, (3) requiring a long list of lifestyle facilities, (4) accommodating three generations of its family members, (5) complying Feng Shui master orders.
After a serious study of all factors, we arrived at a design direction by making this house as an interpretation of “Neo-classical architecture” through the aspects of (1) the relationship of figure&ground, (2) the use of materials, especially applications from what are available in the local market.
Having gone through many developments for two years, the design strongly offers an internal courtyard as a private seasonal garden where all surrounded rooms and spaces can visually interact, resulting in a good family bonding. Also, this private garden efficiently provides good ventilation and creates a peaceful sense of light and time.
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