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Anonym Studio renovated Bangkok’s old house with steel flower beds to create more openness
Thailand Architecture News - Sep 26, 2017 - 13:59 17933 views
Bangkok-based architecture practice Anonym Studio has converted an old house into a new private residence by enlarging some interior spaces and adding gridded-steel framework to display a series of flowers and create more openness. Named Baan Flower Cage, the house has been used in the same way for 10 years but the owner of the house wanted to renovate the house to enlarge its capacity and add more spaces with more natural light.
"The new building represents the owner character who is strong, energetic, yet gentle and sensitive at the same time," said the architects.
The two-storey house, occupying a total of 300-square-metre area, includes an open garage which can easily be seen from the street - this area also becomes a public space of the house with a poetic staircase. The architects redesigned interior spaces to bring natural light and add a multipurpose area situated atop the original garage.
On the ground floor, the architects rearranged the main living area by removing most of solid wall and added steel frame glazing panels. They extended the extra space behind the house to meet the demands of increased usage and pull natural light into the house.
Car park area - also becomes public space of the house
Since the house is located on the north side, the architects brought the light but not only to heat the house but also they added extra windows to provide better ventilation. They adjust the main entrance according to the pace to walk home and make it more interesting.
The garage area was improved by removing the old pole structure. The architects rebuilt new steel structure building over to have a multipurpose area on the second floor, which can be connected to master bedroom.
"Underneath, area has been refreshed by creating fish ponds. The iron stairs above the pond lead to the multi-purpose area, act as the area's features," added the studio.
"The upstairs interior is collapsed and transformed into a penthouse. This floor is truly a private residence, consisting of a master bedroom, living area, dressing room and connecting bathroom."
In the interior, the studio worked closely with a ceramic artist Aor Sutthiprapha to create "the symbol of freedom placed between the space of the entire frame of 102 trees to enhance the uniqueness of this house."
"Even if the house is reinforced with aggressive steel structure but it still feels light," added the architects. The house, from the front facade, is emphasised with many olive tree pots, which help soften the facade of the house.
Dining area is highlighted with special ceramic design by Aor Sutthiprapha
Living area overlooking a garden filled with green
Multipurpose area with sliding doors - gets natural daylight
Master bedroom is situated on the first floor
Project Name: Baan Flower Cage (Flower Cage house)
Architect: Anonym, Phongphat Ueasangkhomset, Parnduangjai Roojnawate
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Area: 300 sq.m.
Project year: 2017
Ceramic artist: Aor Sutthiprapha
All images © Ketsiree Wongwan
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