archimontage's archery club in bangkok comprises a series of non-permanent materials

archimontage's archery club in bangkok comprises a series of non-permanent materials

charan sanit wong 82 is a narrow street located in bangkok, thailand where cars can hardly pass, so small that it is hardly noticeable from the main road. this is where archimontage’s experiment on perception of unusual space in urban environment takes place. functions and activities that happen within this space reflect its special qualities and character.

expansion of building form



thai based practice archimontage design fields sophisticated has designed in this limited plot a 650 m2 archery club. the entire space is divided into two parts: the front of the building serves as a reception and an office, each of them located on different floors, while the back is an archery ground with shooting lines and targets. except for the building structure, this archery club is composed of a number of different kinds of non-permanent materials such as cement fiber board on straight and curve walls, crushed rocks on a target ground and wire mesh fence. both the inside and the outside are covered by navy blue acrylic paint, contrasting with the semi-polished concrete floor.

panorama view



the building appearance reflects an attempt to lessen friction, tension, force and shock the energies that fly all over the archery ground. rounded corners and twisted planes reduces sharp angles while creating fluidity of joining and expansion of building form. the striking color of the building is the most outstanding feature. it breaks a sense of enclosure of this highly safe archery ground by transforming its environment into a sense of celebration.

main shooting lots

crushed rocks on a target ground and wire mesh fence

archery ground with shooting lines and targets

second shooting lots

shooting lines and targets

front of the building

this archery club is composed of a number of different kinds of non-permanent materials

walkway to the bathroom

rounded corners and twisted planes

curved panel detail



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