Location: Latphrao-Wanghin, Bangkok, Thailand

Customer: Faosup family

Completion Year: 2022

Gross Built Area (m²): 182 sq.m

Creative Concept: AUN Design Studio

Architectural Design: AUN Design Studio

Interior Design: AUN Design Studio

Photo credit: Wison Tungthunya & W Workspace

After decades of living, studying, and working abroad alone, the owner wanted to come back to a home that facilitates his elderly mother and himself, different ages living together in harmony. 

A home that suits two people and coexists for their ages and needs.

The house is built on the original ground of the existing house. The designer decided to separate the entrance layout due to the different activities and lifestyles of the owners. He chose to lay the house in the middle to create an open space. There is a garden on both sides that receives natural light and wind.

The space is curated by separating 2 lives into 2 levels. The ground floor primarily serves as the mother's own living compound, including a common area, a kitchen, and a dining room. The upstairs is planned as a private space for the son.

The overall design, with selected materials and colours, makes it a simple house. The designer chose to retain the bare concrete surface of the building without painting it. To complete the form of the house, the roof of the carport and the fence at the front were shaped. Steel laths chosen for the fence help make the area airy and add a stark contrast to the solid body of the house.

The dining room doors on both sides of the adjacent gardens invite in natural light and gentle breezes. It's creating an ideal atmosphere for relaxing, resting, and socializing.

The staircase leading to the second floor was positioned in the centre of the house as a sculpture. Inspired by "origami", the Japanese art of transforming a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.

The functional staircase also addresses the owner's love of art. Well-curated, perforated steel renders the staircase semi-transparent, with each thin sheet of steel geometrically folded to reinforce its strength.

A living room in the second floor is set adjacent to the bar, with a small balcony to extending it into a larger space for entertaining. A full guest bathroom with shower is concealed behind the bar, helping to maintain the privacy of the area when a guest stays over. The bedroom is located on the opposite side of the working room and positioned to offer a variety of external views.  

The interior style focuses on a few pieces of furniture. Not only for flexibility, but also to accommodate the owner’s need to control the construction budget.