ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete

ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete

Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda cafe by aswa opens in bangkok

 

In Bangkok, Thailand, sits the new Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda cafe with an eye-catching facade. Designed by ASWA, the L-shaped and one-story eatery reveals a precast concrete exterior with corrugated surfaces that angle sharply at the front and bend softly like a wave at the back — a striking feature that is set to become a popular attraction in the area. Punctuating the solid gray facade is a series of arched openings and windows that let light and wind pour through. 

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all images courtesy of ASWA

 

 

ASWA’s sculptural concrete volume hugs a central courtyard 

 

Spanning 290 sqm and reaching six meters in height, the Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda cafe by ASWA (see more here) hides a private courtyard on the opposite side of the main street. Surrounding that semi-outdoor space are the building’s L-legs. The first leg hosts the main restaurant and kitchen while the second welcomes guests into a cafe and includes all service areas. Both sections enjoy pleasant views towards the courtyard where small events and gatherings can take place.

 

Material-wise, the structure is mainly built out of a precast concrete mold prepared and mixed on site by a contractor. Using a corrugated roof tile, he first built a modular 1.20 x 2.4 m mold cast and later assembled it into a larger, 6 x 8 sqm mold to cast all facade panels. The arched openings were then carved out to reveal a wood-clad and light-filled interior space.  

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ASWA wraps the restaurant in a corrugated precast concrete facade

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at the front of the restaurant, continuous lines bend sharply at an angle

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the inner courtyard is hugged by a wavy facade

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smooth curved lines provide a peaceful ambiance

ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
the arched openings frame views of the semi-outdoor courtyard

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ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
 
ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
 
ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
 
ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
 
ASWA fronts new eatery in bangkok with sculptural, corrugated concrete
 

project info:

 

name: Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda Cafe

location: Ari, Bangkok, Thailand

area: 290 sqm 
architecture + interiors: ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic) | @aswa_bangkok

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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