This two-level residence envisioned and implemented by Architects DBLAP takes advantage of a charming, lush-green site in Bangkok, Thailand. Consisting of a series of interconnected volumes, the project is centered around an inner courtyard, accessed easily from all rooms of the house. Predominant use of glass allows the inhabitants to enjoy unobstructed views of the surroundings, while at the same time flooding the interiors in natural light. Despite this high level of openness, privacy is ensured through the use of a horizontal white wall, visually protecting the street facade.
A roofed outdoor passage hints the way towards the house entrance. Step inside this Bangkok residence and you will first discover a contemporary living room design, with stylish arrangements. The main level accommodates all public spaces, with the kitchen and dining area situated next to the living zone. The bedrooms are located on the second floor, where the views get even more impressive. On the background of a neutral color palette, a black and white marble accent wall creates a striking visual effect. Wooden floors and doors add warmth and elegance. Enjoy the virtual gallery!
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts