Phutthamonthon House, A plate for shade therapy.
Photographs: Casaviva Thailand
The family’s fundamental requirement for building “ house and factory ” in the suburb of Bangkok is to combine these two functional spaces harmoniously. The design for this compatible structure must consider functional space as much as aesthetic quality. It also needs to reflect hierarchical relationship between employer and employee in the factory.
This A-shape building has three floors: the ground floor near the main entrance functions as medium-size garment factory while the second and third floors serve as residential space. The owner provides relaxing corner and recreational space in the residential area. There is also a two-story residential building located on the other side of the land.
This building is connected to the A-shape building by a big bedroom on the second floor above the veranda, which fully benefits from natural light and wind. The position of the bedroom also conforms to the traditional belief about stability.
The construction begins with cutting a big tree in front of the house to make an entrance.
As we believe that, deep down everyone yearns for nature, we decide to plant a tree for this house and its inhabitants. The tree is for everyone to see from every angle.