TA-CHA Design: www.facebook.com/TACHAstudio
CHAN, PERSPECTIVES, VISUAL
Chan is a Thai word, which literally means “terrace”. In the past the original definition of this old Thai word was another one: “connection”. Just on this principle is based the concept of the project of the young TA-CHA design studio: to establish links among people, to join friends with nature and private spaces with surroundings, of course, without loosing privacy.
Here the traditional way to design spaces has been totally surpassed to respond to modern lifestyles “connected” with the use of innovative technologies. A skylight in the middle of the house represents the heart of the entire composition, while a big tree is that relating element, which annexes the interiors to the environment and vice-versa. On the ground floor, the dining room, the kitchen and the guest room are placed all around the inner court, from where the bedrooms, positioned on the first floor, receive their light, too. Thus vertical and horizontal perspectives put the inside and the outside together by the Thai Chan philosophy, where every single space is not a detached part of a unit, but it is visually and physically related to the other ones, either on the same level, or on the higher one. Even the main entrance door, seven metres high, represents a trade union between internal and external areas, facilitating at the same time, natural ventilation and daylight.
Architects : TA-CHA Design (www.facebook.com/TACHAstudio)
Location : Nonthaburi , Thailand
Design Team: Waranyu Makarabhirom, Sonthad Srisang
Contractor: Thaweemongkol2000 (Main contractor), Pichan (Interior contractor)
Area : 450sq.m.
Year : 2013