perspacetive renovates house in thailand with wooden battens + natural stone walls
The architecture firm perspacetive has renovated a 30 year old house in Bangkok, Thailand, with wooden slats and natural stone walls on the outside. The project, titled “S71 House”, transforms the existing building into a private refuge in the busy urban context. White metal completes the range of materials and contrasts elegantly with the other two exterior materials.All pictures by anan naruphantawat
perspacetive developed the concept of building shape based on the context of the location of the building as well as the lifestyle of homeowners who love privacy. “The concept we used to determine the area of the house is to determine the location of the walls of this house.” notes the Bangkok-based studio. There are three main types of walls: open wall, fixed wall, and semi-open wall. These three types of walls are interpreted and used differently in different parts of this home. ‘
A solid fence at the front of the property obscures the view and improves privacy in the house. perspacetive created a pocket garden area on the north side of the garage to plant trees, while fence trees were planted to create a green wall around the house that will grow over time. The exterior of the house consists of natural stone walls on the ground floor, while the upper part has a combination of wooden slats and white metal.
Upon entering the house, one encounters the living room, where the architects opened the ceiling to the second floor to create a high ceiling area. Behind the living room, a multifunctional area is connected to a wooden balcony, on which the residents can lean back and relax. All bedrooms with walk-in closets, bathrooms and work tables are on the upper floor.