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artfully built brick residence in bangkok by junsekino 
all images © spaceshift studio

 

 

 

‘sometimes, an ordinary brick wishes to be something beyond itself.’

 

the ‘ngamwongwan house’ in bangkok, thailand focuses on the exploration of this simple component. designed by jun sekino, the architect worked closely with the local contractors and artisans to consider different methods of application. as an inexpensive and efficient material, brick construction requires little maintenance and consequently dictated the structural form- integral to the design of the simple form of the contemporary building. the hot and humid local climate influenced the architectural strategy where two layers of 30 centimeters brick walls are used with a gap in-between for insulation purposes.

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the house on the exterior

 

 

 

concrete and timber decked floors are used to keep the spaces cool meanwhile the residence itself, is split into two levels with 3 bedrooms, seamless outdoor and indoor areas and a communal courtyard for family gatherings. benefitting from the natural light, the interior is well lit with the added feature of the brick lattice walls which cast interesting shadows. the resulting house sits harmoniously amongst the tropical setting and inherently uses the warmth, texture and composition of the brick material to speak for itself- eliminating the need for any adornments.

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concrete canopy to shelter the driveway

ngamwongwan house junsekino architects designboom
brick lattice wall in the hallway to the courtyard

ngamwongwan house junsekino architects designboom
family lounge area 

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the brick walls eliminate the need for wall decoration

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2nd floor hallway
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atrium area

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the use of concrete and brick compliments one another

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shadows created from the brick lattice wall

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the residence at night

 

 

project info:

 

 

project name: ngamwongwan house
location: bangkhen, bangkok, thailand
completion: 2012-2014
architect: junsekino architect and design co.,ltd
interior designer: junsekino architect and design co.,ltd
builder: mr. jarin dejchutrakul
structural engineer: mr. nares kamplaew
building area: 235 m2
photographs: spaceshift studio