Project Name: In-Sight House
Practice: TOUCH Architect
Firm Location: Nonthaburi, Thailand
Completion year: 2019
Gross Built up Area: 298 sqm
Project Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Clients: Mr. Chatchai Kongdachudomkul
Engineering: Chittinat Wongmaneeprateep
Contractors: OKCON Co., Ltd.
Others: Built – In Contractor: Rattana Thamcharoenthip
Photo Credits: Chalermwat Wongchompoo
(Text as submitted by architect)
An existing structure of a 3-storey townhouse had to be converted into a new home for a couple with a baby. There is no enough space for raising their child, together with some disadvantages from this type of building which has no green space area and natural sunlight, thus, the primary concept is to create more space which can allow for daylight, natural ventilation, and garden inside.
Initiative design of this building was directly portrayed into simple 6 boxes which are 3 existing and 3 expanding. Some of the boxes are converted to be an outdoor open space area, which are courtyard with large tree, and roof top garden. Moreover, the expansion one on the second floor which is used as an activity room, was elevated up in order to create a dynamic space with an ‘eye-sight’ that parents are able to see their child staying in every space even when they stay in another room. This makes the family stay close to each other. Not only the eye sight, but the linkage space between each space inside the house also allow daylight in order to save electricity expense and make the house bright.