The Long and Narrow L7 House, Thailand

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OFFICE [AT] a Bangkok-based design studio has designed the L71 house. This two-storey single family contemporary property can be found in Bangkok, Thailand.

According to the architects: “The site the property sits on is long and narrow. All of the interior rooms of the contemporary Bangkok properties such as four bedrooms, dining room, and family room are north facing. As the owners like to have the occasional party, the public areas, such as living room and parking, are in the front of the house, and the private areas are at the back along with a swimming pool.

“The living room mass was extended to create private space for the swimming pool and the second floor mass was extended to create shading for the swimming pool and terrace. If the contemporary Bangkok house was designed as one big mass it would have blocked ventilation and natural light, so in this house each room is split to maximise ventilation and natural light.

“The roof of the main house is a double-roof to protect the property from the elements. The lower roof is reinforced concrete slab, and the upper roof is metal sheet roof. A space between the two layers of roof acts as an air buffer, natural ventilation and allow for easy maintenance. Main materials used in the contemporary Bangkok property are painted plastered brick walls and tinted glass. Where the masses are splitted, the material of the splitted masses is wood.”

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