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Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Thailand Architecture News - May 07, 2024 - 10:46   1696 views

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Sinuous white walls and undulating glazing create a smooth balance between solid and void in a cafe in Chonburi, Thailand

Named Uncloud Coffee, the project, designed by Bangkok-based firm Unknown Surface Studio, is a cafe where undulating volumes form a beautiful backdrop against the magnificent view and the main function is to arouse curiosity.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

The project is strategically situated on Khao Lam Road in Chonburi Province, and occupying a sharply triangular site adjacent to the main thoroughfare leading from Bang Saen, with majestic mountain views forming a stunning backdrop. 

For the design, the architects are inspired by the spectral allure of the Aurora Borealis, and abstractly interpreting these atmospheric light displays.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

The architectural plan takes advantage of the triangular shape of the site and extends the building along the roadside in three main areas: a welcoming main entrance that combines a bar and seating area, an outdoor lounge encapsulated within a verdant courtyard, and a tranquil internal area for seating and client workspaces.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

"The building’s form echoes the dynamic, sweeping patterns of the northern lights, with its structure gracefully arching along the roadway, melding effortlessly with its environment," said Unknown Surface Studio. 

"The design introduces uninterrupted, sinuous lines that connect all spaces internally and externally, fostering a cohesive architectural journey," the studio added.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Since the project is located close to the road, it is designed with principles that address noise and thermal comfort. For this reason, the architects have employed the facade facing the street as towering volume. 

The team has added the curved barriers that selectively open at strategic angles, maximizing mountain views while minimizing noise and heat from the street. 

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

"This setup not only reduces auditory disturbances but also helps in maintaining a cooler interior climate," added the office.

The courtyard forms a key part of the café, being naturally lit throughout the day and deliberately positioned to direct daylight and sky views into the building unobstructed.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Additionally, the integration of landscape and hardscape elements mimics architectural flow with its curved forms. The architects strategically positioned large trees around the building to act as a natural sound barrier and provide shade. 

The large trees are seamlessly blending the structure with its surroundings.

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

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Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

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Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

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Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Unknown Surface Studio creates sinuous Uncloud Caffee in Thailand

Project facts

Project name: Uncloud Coffee

Architects: Unknown Surface Studio

Location: Chonburi, Thailand

Landscape/Architecture Firm: Unknown Surface Studio

Lead Architects: Cievanard Nattabowonphal, Piyanat Songkhorh, Nonglak Boonsaeng

Gross Built Area: 400m2

Project Location: Chonburi, Thailand

Completion Year: 2024

Design Team: Woravit Hansombat

All images © Rungkit Charoenwat.

All drawings © Unknown Surface Studio. 

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