Modern Thai-Chinese House @ Phuket | Archframe Design Awards 2022

Chan (central Terrace) the identity of traditional character of Thai architecture
Courtyard the identity of traditional character of Thai architecture

To create and re-interpret modern Thai-Chinese architecture is to transform of both Chan and courtyard into the connecting space that represents the modern Thai and Chinese house in global contexts.

Modern Thai-Chinese House @ Phuket, the first residential project to integrate Low-cost Design Solution: LCDs with research-based approach. Owner and Taweecool architects implemented the research outcomes of LCDs unconventionally by not employing conventional construction management.

Due to the sensitivity of the site and its contexts, the one-story house was designed to be an enclosed environment in order to maintain an existing trees and physical conditions of existing landscape.

The main building and its placement, the lower level with free-standing pillars provides as multi-purposed space and designed as protective spaces for the house in case of flooding situation. The upper floor level includes walk-bridge, Sala (Thai gazebo), central deck, dining, living, 4 bedrooms and multi purposed space which are connected to a spacious deck laid alongside the building organization.

The house is designed and wrapped with double skinned treatment, creating a sense of transparency and coolness at the same time. Daylighting provides an ambience of modern living and plays an important role of architectural tectonics throughout different period of the day.

The central opening with water feature and landscape allows visual approach as a focal point or visual corridor the house’s axis which is necessary for a tropical Thai houses. Modern Thai-Chinese house strongly reflects the concept of connecting the living environment and directly express a sense of lightness, a sense of transparency, a sense of tranquility, a sense of coolness as well as the tangible qualities and values in both traditional aspects of Thai and Chinese architecture.

Gold Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2022
Design Firm – Taweecool Architects
Project Title – Modern Thai-Chinese House @ Phuket
Project Category – Private Residential
Status – Unbuilt
Architect – Prof.Khiensak Seangklieng, Ph.D., ASA.
Design Team – Prof.Khiensak Seangklieng, Ph.D., ASA., Sirichai Tonthong
Profile – Professional Architect
Country – Thailand