Courtyard Is The Only Traditional Element In This Modern Home In Thailand
This contemporary home in Bangkok was as of late completed by Ayutt and Associates Design. The lakeside house encompasses a courtyard, typical in Thai architecture — yet that is about the only element that is traditional.
As a result, the courtyard “becomes a tool to create space hierarchy,” the architects said. Each interior was planned in relationship to the natural elements of the environment.
Featuring a highly modern design, the exterior combines glass, zinc, wood and steel finishes. The modern theme continues inside, with an interior design scheme more typical of a home you might find in the U.S. or Europe.
The first floor hosts a parking area with room for up to six cars. The living area and kitchen form an L-shaped interior that surrounds the swimming pool. A study, gym, maids’ quarters and two bedrooms are also located here.
Glass walls open from the carport to the indoors. The upper level, accessed by a floating wood staircase mounted on a concrete wall, offers more privacy and accommodates five bedrooms. [Photography by Soopakorn Srisakul]