Sukhumvit 49, Bangkok / 2009
Shophouse is the most common building typology of Bangkok during the process of urbanization in the past century. Getting obsolete nowadays because of the usage and the transformation of the environment, Bangkok urban fabric is full of not-properly-utilized shophouses in most of the prime areas.
The project is a transformation of 2 units of shophouse in one of crowded area of Bangkok. Every floor is a working-living unit, a new typology for a small business or live-in studio, that is quite rare type in Bangkok. While the ground level is completely open for parking and plants. The addition parts are the new facades on both front and back made out of the prefabricated concrete blocks – the most common and cheapest construction materials found in the market – which is also acting as a sun shading, a curtain for privacy as well as thief protection device. The facades also create ‘a breathing space’, the space between the big windows and concrete blocks, for smoking, relaxing in the outdoor, plantings as well as air condensing units and service.
Born in Bangkok, received her B. Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (1993), M.S.AAD. from Columbia University, New York (1998) and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo (2002). Currently based in Bangkok, she is teaching at Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and working as an architect with all(zone) Ltd. where she is also a co-founder.
Born in Bangkok, received his B. Arch (with Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University (2004), Master Degree in Contemporary Living at NABA Milano (2010) with a scholarship awarded by MIND program of Milan City.He is one of the founding staff of all(zone). In 2009 he represents Thailand at OFIX program 2009 of Young Asian Architects in Osaka. He is one of the very first staff member of all(zone).
Graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Isara was at all(zone) from 2007-2009, then he left to explored the world. He came back to all(zone) in 2012 since he realized that he is addicted to fun and torture around here.
Namkhang was born in Bangkok, received B. Arch (with Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2007). She joined all(zone) since 2006 as a trainee and worked with us until early 2010. She is now working at Bangkok University Creative Center (BUCC).
Born in Narathiwas, the southern most of Thailand, received B. Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2009). Before joining all(zone) officially in 2009, he was working with us of Phi Phi project as one of the students team members as well as working as a trainee for several projects. The same as his senior, he teches a design class at Computer Animation Program, Thai Chamber of Commerce University Bangkok.
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Stefano Mirti achieves a degree in architecture and a PhD at Torino’s politechnic, post-doctorate study at The University of Tokyo, with a subsequent teaching assignment at the Tama Art University. From 2001 to 2005 he was an associate professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, where he was also in charge of e1 (exhibition unit). As an architect he is one of Cliostraat founders. Between 2006-2010 he was the director of the design school at NABA. Stefano Mirti is partner of Id-lab where he carries out numerous activities.