sher maker builds a colorful reading room for the local community in chiang mai, thailand

sher maker builds a colorful reading room for the local community in chiang mai, thailand

thai studio sher maker has completed a reading room designed for the lan din community space in the touristic city of chiang mai, thailand. the building’s facade is clad in a fiberglass sheet, which gives it a translucent effect and maximizes the use of natural light in the reading space, while during the night the structure appears brilliantly illuminated from within.

sher maker builds a colorful reading room for the local community in chiang mai, thailand



sher maker developed the project with the hope to generate interest in the reading room amidst a city where 90% of the buildings cater to business and investment purposes. built under space and budget constrains, the steel structure is divided in two levels: a working area for people that need to concentrate, and an area for rest and relaxation. for the exterior, the architects worked with a local technician to gradually upgrade and waterproof its surfaces using zinc sheets. the interior is designed as a compact, attractive space with a colorful, playful floor, various plants, and simple decoration.

sher maker builds a colorful reading room for the local community in chiang mai, thailand




project info:


name: the reading room / @library

location: lan din community space ,suthep , chiang mai, thailand

area: 75 sq.m.

architect: sher maker

architect in charge: patcharada inplang

builder team: sher maker



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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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