renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design

renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design

 

blending vernacular thai architecture and modern design

 

Within a vast green plot in Chiangmai, Thailand, Housescape Design Lab has transformed a 60-year-old wooden house into a one-story residence that blends vernacular architecture and modern design elements. The initial intention for this project was to demolish the pre-existing structure completely and use all the original wood to build a new home with more contemporary spaces. The new layout was shaped based on the presence of natural light, generating a comfortable, brightly lit living environment that can respond efficiently to the occupants’ daily needs. 

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all images by Rungkit Charoenwat

 

 

large gabled roof and outdoor social patios

 

Housescape Design Lab (see more here) tried to use materials that showcase the simplicity of the architecture as much as possible. They put particular emphasis on using wood, while also incorporating steel to increase its strength.

 

A characteristic element of the project is the large gabled roof designed to withstand Thailand’s hot weather and heavy rainfalls. The overhanging eaves cover the entire structure generating a shaded protected patio on the perimeter of the residence. These areas also serve as ‘Han Nam’, a reception area at the house’s forefront consisting of large drinking water flasks and seats for guests to relax and to have a conversation with each other for a while. It is also an area to welcome guests for a spell that is not located in the house’s private zones.

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renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design
 
renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design
 
renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design
 
renovated 60-year-old house in thailand blends local vernacular with contemporary design
 

project info:

 

 

name: Baan Jihang Saen

architecture: Housescape Design Lab
lead architect: Peerapong Promchart
design team: Thiprada Jindatum, Wachira Pakkla, Sirawish Jo

supporting team: Panuwat Donthong, Worapon Funong, Siriwimon Wimonsuk, Nuttakrit Panya, Phunnathon

Phrianphanich, Thanakorn Namrueang, Chanapat Janwong

engineering: Jar Pilawan
collaborators: C.Wiruj, C.Tuy, C.Cha, C.Funh, C.Tull, C.Lung Boon, C.Mod, C.Jerd

location: Chiangmai, Thailand
gross built area: 180 sqm

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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