Kradoan House by Thiti Ophatsodsai: Serenity with Nature in Urban lifestyle of Bangkok

Kradoan House by Thiti Ophatsodsai: Serenity with Nature in Urban lifestyle of Bangkok

Architects: Thiti Ophatsodsai
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Year: 2015
Area: 2.690 ft²/ 250 m²
Photo courtesy: Krisada Boonchaleow
Description:

“Named “Kradoan house”, this residence was designed to offer “Serenity with Nature in Urban lifestyle”.

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Located in urban area of Bangkok, three-stories L- Shape house have been placed at the corner of the 200 sq.m. land area, to embrace 9 meters height “Kradoan Tree” (Thai name of Tummy-wood, Careya arborea Roxb.) which is the main focal point of every area in this house.

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Full height windows was introduce to all the main living area and bedrooms to create connection between indoor and outdoor space, while kitchen and bathrooms was located at the back side (South and West) of the house. South and west elevation were designed as solid double layer brick wall with small windows to minimize heat transfer from direct sunlight.

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Combined the main living room and dining area with full height window at both side to invite natural light and ventilation to the space. Also facing the garden, these area are ideally suited gathering area for friends and family.

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Double height space light well at entrance area create vertical visual connection between 1st floor to Master bedroom at 2nd floor, also bring natural light from above to dining area. Master bedroom at 2nd floor with 3.30 m. height frameless glazed walls are angled to take in the best views of the Kradoan tree.

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Extra size Master bathroom also integrated with small green area with natural light and ventilation while still keep privacy when open the full height window. Blooming Orange Jessamine fragrance in the morning make this room to be another area to spend relaxing time.

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In order to create relax feeling at home, all the interior design concept was to keep everything simple and easy for maintenance. While Exterior appearance look modern, furniture selection and interior finishing attempt to bring natural touch and cozy feeling to the space, such as real teak dining table, leather covered sofa, timber flooring, wood veneer cabinet, etc.”

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