Prompted by the client’s love of the Tin Man character in the Wizard of Oz, architect Jun Sekino left the steel framework of this Bangkok property exposed inside and out .
Set in the centre of the city, in which land is usually limited, the 3-storey 415-square-metre building is designed to make the most of the area accessible.
The use of structural steel assisted the architect meet a demanding building schedule, and it was picked for its substantial resiliency. “Structural steel can reflect the flexibility of the building procedure and represent the quality of the truth to resources,” Sekino explained.
The aim was to reference the Tin Man from L Frank Baum’s novel The Superb Wizard of Oz, described by the architect as “a character that simply represents a humble, truthful heart” – and this supplies the home with its identify, Tinman.
The living area, dining area and kitchen are situated on the ground floor, the place parking space is also provided, and the 2nd floor homes the library and operate locations.
The initial and second floors of the home are linked by coloured steel staircases, which echo the steel construction, and a skylight positioned over brings in further all-natural light.
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The bedroom on the third floor is accessible by separate spiral stairs.
External temperatures are combated by ventilation all through the constructing offered by slatted louvre windows, which echo the “minimal and classy detailing” of the house’s steel framework.
A double wall that spans the complete location of the building’s west facade has been made to avert internal temperature loss.
Added insulation is provided by a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf fixed to the west-dealing with wall, linking the second and third floors and developed to house the owner’s comprehensive assortment of books.
A hammock is also positioned between the two floors, creating an spot for relaxation and a visual hyperlink amongst the levels.
A sheltered rooftop seating area provides views across the Bangkok cityscape, and the roof includes space for feasible potential growth.
The architect also recently made a Bangkok residence that incorporated sections of perforated brickwork to enable light to filter into terraces whilst screening residents from the street.
Meanwhile, fellow Bangkok architects all(zone) rearranged the varieties discovered in standard standardised housing for a family members residence in the suburbs of the city.
Photography is by Spaceshift Studio.
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