baan moom – corners for sharing and privacy by IF
all images courtesy of IF + wison tungthunya
the idea for ‘baan moom’ designed by thai architectural firm IF (integrated field co. ltd.) came from the owner’s love of nature and open spaces. located in bangkok, the 400 sqm house was built next to their old one and there is also 150 sqm of outdoor space and landscaping. ‘baan moom’ meaning ‘corner house’ has both corners for sharing and for privacy, which can be seen throughout the project, there are two types – individual (mainly private bedrooms) and common, open spaces. on the ground floor a large living room flows to the deck and swimming pool beyond – blurring the boundary between inside and outside.
baan moon’s functions are spread over three levels: one master bedroom and bathroom, two regular bedrooms and two bathrooms for their sons, a living/dining area, a working room, open kitchen, thai kitchen and a lap pool. another main characteristic of the house is the ‘stairs hall’, a triangular volume that connects the spaces on each floor with a rooftop skylight above. this provides natural light throughout the void, right down to the living space on the first floor and not only circulates ventilation through to each room, it is also an important visual connection for family members.
the idea for the house came from the owner’s love of nature and open spaces
the house creates a sensory experience for its inhabitants as materials have been applied with great attention to detail – steel window/door frames are used to create a smaller profile so they are barely visible. a large set of sliding doors can be tucked away into the walls on both sides of the living room, opening the space to the outside.
on the ground floor a large living room flows out to the deck and swimming pool
baan moom blurs the boundary between inside and outside
the house provides a sensory experience for its inhabitants
from 1st to 2nd floor
from 2nd to 3rd floor + stairs hall, 3rd floor
bedroom with double space with a hammock for relaxing
night at rooftop
stairs up to rooftop
detail of the outdoor deck / sliding door track + living space wooden floor
floor plan level 1
floor plan level 2
floor plan level 3