ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand

craft estate hosts multiple spaces behind fiberglass facade

 

ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic) completes the Craft Estate in Nonthaburi, Thailand, a triangular, multi-purpose building hosting office spaces and a river-view co-leisure area with a craft beer bar, café, and restaurant. Located between the across-river bridge and a public park, the project emphasizes the uniqueness of its triangle-shaped site and translates it into an architectural language. The building, spanning 1,400 sqm, was perceptually divided by the architects into two parts to follow the two main functions of the program: the restaurant and the office space. This division is also reflected in the two primary materials of the exterior, where white translucent fiberglass and precast concrete were selected in the conceptual cutting part of the building. White translucent fiberglass roof tiles were applied to the facade, allowing diffused natural sunlight to enter the building while ensuring privacy for the interior through their blur effect.

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
all images © ASWA

 

 

 triangle-shaped building by aswa in thailand

 

ASWA studio developed the trapezoid plan shape of the Craft Estate based on the maximum volume of the allowed built area. Reaching the highest point of 17 meters, the quirk of the building, hosting the restaurant, points towards the Chaophraya River. The restaurant, with a four-story height, hosts a coffee stand, craft beer bar, semi-outdoor, indoor dining, and a stepped rooftop for socializing. The three-story-high office space is located on the opposite side, offering working spaces, meeting rooms, and the managing director’s offices. The materiality of the project’s facade, with its white translucent fiberglass, brings in diffused natural light to all spaces during the day, while it makes the building light up at night, transforming its surroundings through its glowing presence.

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the building is located between the across-river bridge the project’s site and a public park

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the quirk of the building points toward the Chaophraya river

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the building wasdivided by the architects into two parts to follow two main functions: restaurant and office space

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the white translucent fiberglass roof tiles applied on the facade bathe the space in natural sunlight

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the division of the building into restaurant and office spaces is reflected on its facade

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the restaurant space is on the quirk of the building with a four-story height

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
the seating area of the restaurant features a leather couch and atmospheric lighting

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at night, the lighting design effect transforms the facade into a glowy display of the building’s context

ASWA clads triangular craft estate in fiberglass semi-transparent facade in thailand
exposed concrete characterizes the interior of Craft Estate

 

 

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the quirk of the building reaches the highest point of 17 meters
the quirk of the building reaches the highest point of 17 meters
white translucent fiberglass roof tiles were applied to the facade
white translucent fiberglass roof tiles were applied to the facade
the three-story height office space is located on the opposite side of the restaurant
the three-story height office space is located on the opposite side of the restaurant
a wooden surface on the facade signifies the entrance to the building
a wooden surface on the facade signifies the entrance to the building
a triangle-shaped building by ASWA in Nonthaburi, Thailand hosts the Craft Estate
a triangle-shaped building by ASWA in Nonthaburi, Thailand hosts the Craft Estate
the restaurant hosts a stepped rooftop for socializing
the restaurant hosts a stepped rooftop for socializing
the restaurant emphasizes the uniqueness of the triangle site and translates it into architectural language
the restaurant emphasizes the uniqueness of the triangle site and translates it into architectural language
Craft Estate bar interior is bathed in red light at night
Craft Estate bar interior is bathed in red light at night
neon details enhance the ambient feeling of the restaurant
neon details enhance the ambient feeling of the restaurant
Craft Estate elevation
Craft Estate elevation
first floor plan
first floor plan
second floor plan
second floor plan
third floor plan
third floor plan
fourth floor plan
fourth floor plan
fifth floor plan
fifth floor plan

project info:

 

name: Craft Estate
location: Nonthaburi, Thailand
architect: ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic) | @aswa_bangkok
design team: Phuttipan Aswakool, Chotiros Techamongklapiwat, Ananya Rakaphai, Nantagan Watcharakaweesin
interior design: ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic) 
area: 1,400 sqm (15069.5 sqft)
photographer: Soopakorn Srisakul
drone photographer: Ditta Sutheppratanwong

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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