Buddhanimit Temple extension contains dormitory for novice monks

A team of local architects has added new amenities to a temple school in rural Thailand, using affordable materials and parts of an existing building to keep project costs down. Architects Skarn Chaiyawat, Rina Shindo and Witee Wisuthumporn designed a dormitory for the school at Buddhanimit Temple, which is located near the city of Udon

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Jay Fai – Streetfood mit einem Michelin Stern in Bangkok

…oder auch das Lokal, bei dem wir vier Stunden auf einen Tisch gewartet haben. Flos einziger Wunsch in Bangkok war es, an einem Tag bei der berühmten Jay Fai zu essen. Jay Fai ist eine thailändische Spitzenköchin, die auf Streetfood spezialisiert ist und hat erst im Dezember 2017 einen Michelin für ihr berühmtes Krabbenomlett erhalten…. Continue reading

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Bliss Part I

Inspiration GALLERY Province of Krabi – Andaman Sea / Railay Beach / Ko Poda, May 2018

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket

Einladung Wenn ich mir diese Fotos ansehe und dann aus dem Fenster blicke (ganzer Tag Regen in Wien), werde ich richtig reumütig und vermisse Thailand umso mehr. Im Februar hab ich insgesamt drei Wochen in Thailand verbracht und war davon einige Zeit in Bangkok, auf Phuket und Koh Yao Yai. Auf Phuket war der dreitätige… Continue reading

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White Box House By Ayutt And Associates Design

Among a string of mundane looking houses on a residential street in Bangkok, ‘White Box House’ by Ayutt and Associates Design stands out as a modern, minimally designed new family home.
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Fuzzy House by SO features stepped roof terrace and public alleyway

Architecture studio SO designed this bunker-like concrete house in the Thai city of Chiang Mai around a pathway that provides locals a shortcut between two roads. The studio, which is also known as Situation-based Operation, designed the house for a client who had owned the plot for several years but had left it unused. Over

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EKAR Architects applies medley of material textures to facades of courtyard house in Bangkok

Thai studio EKAR Architects has completed a house in Bangkok for several generations of the same family, featuring stacked volumes clad in a variety of materials that contain living spaces arranged around a swimming pool and garden. The owner of the house in the Thai capital’s Bang Phlat District had initially approached EKAR Architects about renovating

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Arching bamboo trusses are left exposed in Chiang Mai sports hall to create a “feast to the eye”

Chiangmai Life Architects and Construction modelled the segmented and undulating roof of this bamboo sports hall at a school in Chiang Mai in Thailand on the petals of a lotus flower. Local bamboo specialists Chiangmai Life Architects and Construction designed the Bamboo Sports Hall for the Panyaden International School, which educates primary school-aged children using buddhist principles. Located among rice fields, a 15

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‘Marble House’ By Openbox Architects

Bangkok-based studio Openbox Architects believe in the ‘marriage of architecture and landscape’. Their ‘Marble House’ was built in 2017, providing an interesting play with material, light and openness to the natural surroundings.
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Openbox Architects tops Bangkok house with “monolithic piece of marble sculpture”

Wedge-shaped chunks are carved out of the marble-clad volume of this house in Bangkok, Thailand, which was designed by local studio Openbox Architects. Openbox Architects chose white marble panels to clad the upper brick structure of the building, to gives the appearance of a solid volume. It also offers weather protection to prevent overheating in Bangkok’s hot summer months.

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Jun Sekino completes Bauhaus-inspired beach house in eastern Thailand

Architect Jun Sekino employed clean-lined geometric forms and patinated concrete walls to create a tropical take on modernist architecture for this house in Thailand’s Tha Mai district. Sekino’s Bangkok studio designed the property for a German photographer with an admiration of Bauhaus architecture – the style that emerged from the school founded by architect Walter Gropius.

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Gridded glazing frames garden views from NitaProw’s organic beauty shop in Bangkok

Bangkok-based practice NitaProw has used the dismantled structure of a house boat to create this window-covered shop for an organic beauty brand in a lush garden setting in the city. The transparent structure set in Bangkok’s Thonglor district acts as a shop, showroom and 25-seat cafe for the organic health and beauty brand Patom. Its gardens are also

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Ole Scheeren’s pixellated MahaNakhon tower photographed by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow visited Bangkok to capture these images of Thailand’s tallest tower, which was designed by Ole Scheeren and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. The 77-storey MahaNakhon tower topped out in 2015, becoming the tallest building in the Thai capital at 314 metres. As the project neared completion last year,

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EKAR Architects designs concrete-block Thailand house for vet and pharmacist siblings

This mixed-used building in Thailand includes the home and work spaces of a pair of siblings, arranged around planted courtyards and perforated concrete-block walls. Bangkok-based Ekar Architects were tasked by the two siblings, one a pharmacist and another a vet, to design a mixed-used building that included homes for their families and spaces for their businesses. Although sharing the Multi-Place building,

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AL_A completes aluminium-plated tower block in central Bangkok

Swathes of aluminium tiles wrap around this sharply pointed tower by Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A, which is set in the former gardens of the British embassy in Bangkok. London-based AL_A worked with local architects Pi Design on the 37-storey tower named Central Embassy, which hosts a luxury shopping centre at podium-level and the five-star Park Hyatt hotel across its

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SOM reveals designs for 16-hectare “vertical village” in central Bangkok

Skidmore Owings & Merril has unveiled its vision for One Bangkok: a new district in the centre of the Thai city made up of a family skyscrapers interspersed with green spaces. One Bangkok will provide extensive residential, hotel, retail, office and public space for an estimated 60,000 people once the district is complete in 2025. The design by Chicago-based architects SOM will integrate a

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Bangkok Project Studio builds riverside wine bar with latticed plywood walls in Thailand

PVC sheets provide weather protection for the gridded plywood walls of this rural Thailand bar, designed by Bangkok Project Studio to offer visitors river views while they sup wine. Located on the banks of Chao Phraya River, Wine Ayutthaya is a tourist attraction for visitors to Ayutthaya, an ancient capital city 85 kilometres north of Bangkok. “The building was constructed to become a new tourist attraction

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Concrete art gallery and studio in Bangkok features four-storey atrium

Thai studio ASWA has placed a four-storey atrium with a huge gridded skylight at the centre of this concrete art gallery and studio in Bangkok. Local studio ASWA, which stands for Architectural Studio of Work-Aholic, designed the building for an artist who wanted a series of galleries and studios that maintained privacy from the outside world. Made of reinforced concrete slabs,

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Lost at Sea on The Thai Islands

I traveled around Thailand together two French girlfriends last month. As I still had to finish lots of work before the trip, I decided to book a co-working space in

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My Box for Meeki Now Available

I recently created a special edition nail polish set with Meeki and the ‘Tao of Sophia‘ box is now available! It includes two of my favorite polish colors; a white one

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Non-rectangular football pitches created in Bangkok slum

Unused patches of land in a densely populated area of the Thai capital have been transformed into a series of irregularly-shaped football pitches for local residents (+ movie). The Unusual Football Pitch project is the work of property developer AP Thai, with help from digital agency CJ Worx. The companies wanted create a space that could change the lives of young More

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Siam Discovery shopping centre in Bangkok is Nendo’s biggest ever project

Movie: Oki Sato of Nendo explains the concept behind the Japanese studio’s redesign of a 40,000-square-metre shopping mall, in this video Dezeen filmed in Bangkok for retail development company Siam Piwat. Located on Bangkok’s Rama 1 thoroughfare, Siam Discovery is an 18-year-old shopping centre operated by Thai company Siam Piwat. The mall reopened in May More

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Koh Phi Phi

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Nendo reimagines Bangkok department store as a new concept for retail

Japanese studio Nendo has completed its biggest-ever project: the exterior and interior renovation of a department store in Bangkok that founder Oki Sato believes represents a new way of shopping (+ slideshow). Siam Discovery is operated by Thai retail and development company Siam Piwat, which invited Nendo to oversee the refurbishment of the interior and More

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The Sukosol Hotel

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Day by scooter

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City of smiles

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Markets of Bangkok

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First impression of Bangkok

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Ekar Architects completes canal-side house in Thailand with adjoining cafe and music room

The rooflines of this house and coffee shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are slanted at different angles to ensure all rooms offer clear views of a canal in front (+ slideshow). Bangkok-based studio Ekar Architects designed the house, named Baan Rim Kao, for a couple with one child. It is built on vacant land next to the […]

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Coconut groves surround brick retirement home on a Thai beach by NPDA Studio

This stripy brick home stands among coconut trees on the shoreline of Ko Pha Ngan, an island in the Gulf of Thailand (+ slideshow). The client asked Thai architecture firm NPDA Studio to design Somjai House primarily as a retirement home. But the beach house near the town Tong Sala also serves as a reception for guests at […]

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Layers of brick, concrete and glass define private spaces in a Thai home

A pair of red brick walls screen the back of this house on the Gulf of Thailand, which faces away from a seaside resort and towards a cemetery where the client’s father is buried (+ slideshow). The client asked Bangkok-based architects Adisorn Srisaowanunt and Naweepahb Taksayos to design a small, secluded house as a retreat from her long working days in nearby Hua […]

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Jun Sekino replaces earthquake-damaged school in Thailand with stilted classrooms

Bangkok-based architect Jun Sekino designed these elevated classrooms in northern Thailand in response to a severe earthquake, which destroyed the school’s original building (+ slideshow). The earthquake struck Chiang Rai Province in May 2014, ruining 73 schools and leaving over 2,000 students without classrooms. A programme was set up by charity Design for Disasters (D4D) to build nine […]

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Earthquake-resistant school in Thailand raised up on stilts by Vin Varavarn Architects

Built in the wake of an earthquake, this secondary school in northern Thailand by Vin Varavarn Architects is shaped like a roof and raised above the ground on metal stilts (+ slideshow). A severe earthquake hit the Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand in May 2014, destroying 73 schools and displacing over 2,000 students. Disaster-relief charity Design for Disasters responded by launching […]

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Micro dwelling by All(zone) could be erected within abandoned towers

Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: Bangkok studio All(zone) has conceived a small temporary home intended to be set up inside unfinished high-rise buildings in tropical cities (+ movie). The project, called Light House, is featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opened on 3 October and continues to 3 January 2016. Encompassing 11.5 square metres, the boxy micro […]

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Jun Sekino’s Tinman house in Bangkok features a steel structure and colourful staircases

Prompted by the client’s love of the Tin Man character in the Wizard of Oz, architect Jun Sekino left the steel framework of this Bangkok house exposed inside and out (+ slideshow). Set in the centre of the city, where land is often limited, the three-storey 415-square-metre building is designed to make the most of the space available. […]

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Triangle House in Thailand features gabled walls, a courtyard and a lily pond

Built beside a lily pond on the outskirts of Bangkok, these two adjoining houses both feature prominent gable walls that prompted neighbours to name the property Triangle House (+ slideshow). Thai architect Phongphat Ueasangkhomset designed the two buildings to provide a combined residence for a single family in Nakorn Pathom. Both structures sit on the northern side of the pond, separated […]

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Brick grates set into the walls of a Bangkok house hide a series of outdoor spaces

Sections of perforated brickwork set into the walls of this Bangkok residence by local architect Jun Sekino allow light to filter into terraces while screening residents from the street (+ slideshow). Jun Sekino designed Ngamwongwan House for a client and his parents in Bangkhen, one of the 50 districts that make up the Thai capital. The 235-square-metre brick house is split over two […]

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Slatted timber screens shade poolside residence in Thailand by Architect Kidd

Strips of recycled hardwood enclose the narrow balcony that runs around the edge of this family residence on the outskirts of a fishing village in Thailand (+ slideshow). Bangkok-based studio Architect Kidd designed the pavilion-style property constructed from glass, wood and concrete for a plot in Bang Saray, a resort bordering the Gulf of Thailand. Entitled Swiss Tropical […]

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Fluted brick walls frame scalloped views of the sky above Thai hotel by Onion

Tall red brick walls with softly scooped outlines frame the passageway that leads guests to their rooms, at this hotel in Thailand by architecture studio Onion (+ slideshow). Bangkok-based Onion designed the 26-bedroom boutique hotel for a site on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Related story: Supermachine Studio adds labyrinthine staircase to seaside park in Thailand It is […]
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Supermachine Studio adds labyrinthine staircase to seaside park in Thailand

This concrete tower of interconnecting red staircases was designed by Thai firm Supermachine Studio for an elevated game of hide and seek (+ slideshow).  The Labyrinth was designed by Bangkok-based Supermachine Studio for a spot on the edge of a park near Bang Saen Beach, a coastal resort 60 miles east of the Thai capital. Related story: Mecanoo designs a pavilion with a […]
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