’81 trans-(parent)’ by TOUCH architect is a private residence in thailand that encloses a lush private courtyard behind a façade of timber louvers. designed for a couple who is planning to have kids in the near future, the house prioritizes connection to nature while offering spaces for socializing with friends. the ‘transparent’ green courtyard marks the center of the square-shaped building, and it can be seen and accessed from every other space of the house.TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailandall images by chalermwat wongchompoo / sofography

 

 

TOUCH architect has built ’81 trans-(parent)’ for a couple who requested a home close to nature without high maintenance, where they can entertain friends and raise their children in the future. the house was formed by pushing and pulling a solid square box to create a green space area in the center of the plot so that every room can have access to nature. all the trees that are integrated into the site help conceal the private courtyard, while the timber louvers of the façade create additional privacy and shade.TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand

 

 

the private courtyard, complete with lush greenery and trees, forms a ‘transparent’ area wrapped in full-height glazing that can be enjoyed from every room in the house. the ground level features the entrance foyer, the living and dining areas, the kitchen and a bedroom. another three bedrooms are located on the upper floor, together with an activity/fitness room and a second living area. last, an upstairs outdoor terrace, which is also connected with central courtyard, provides additional space for relaxation and socializing with close friends.TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand TOUCH architect conceals private courtyard behind louver façade in this house in thailand

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: 81 trans-(parent)

architect: TOUCH architect

principal architect: setthakarn y., parpis l.

team: pitchaya t., tutchakorn j., supanan t.

civil engineer: chittinat wongmaneeprateep

contractor: OKCON

location: the blisz, ratchapruk rd., bangkok, thailand

site area: 106 sq.wah (424 sqm)

floor area: 520 sqm

budget: 12m baht

year: 2017-2021