sher maker covers cafe in thailand in opaque, plastic curtains and mirrors

sher maker covers cafe in thailand in opaque, plastic curtains and mirrors

thai design firm, sher maker, renovated boonma studio, a cafe originally located on a hill surrounded by trees and enclosed in a six-meter tall building with limited access. the designers intended to break the boundaries and let the architecture blend to its surroundings. the site, located in chiangmai, thailand,  includes eight meters of a private forest before reaching the building, and it was essential for the architects to integrate the nature to the cafe. 




sher maker wanted to use the landscape to define a new boundary between the inside and the outside of the project. they created a six-meter exterior curtain as tall as the original building, and used the radius of the building to determine the shapes of the elements. the existing tree and the opaque plastic curtain disguise the building from the entrance. 




the hanging pieces that make up the exterior curtain were designed with two different functions. first, it creates a new boundary for the landscape before accessing the building. it also becomes an interactive wall for users to have to handle and open by themselves as part of the experience when entering the building. it is another simple way to create interaction between people and space. 




sher maker covered the existing building’s exterior walls with mirrors, to reflect the surrounding forest. the designers created a curved curtain frame that encircles the reflection. inside the building, the architects rearranged the layout of the spaces and added light filters for a more intricate visual effect. the interiors’ mood mainly to give the most prominent view of the people inside the building can see trees and landscapes from the external terrace. 




project info: 


project name: boonma 

design: sher maker

location: chaingmai, thailand 

completion year: 2019 

area: 200 sqm 

lead architects: patcharada inplang 

photographer: rungkit charoenwat



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