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BAAN RIM TAI

Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Thailand
2000

BAAN RIM TAI

Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Thailand
2000

BAAN RIM TAI

Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
Thailand
2000
As this home is for an elderly client, it was conceived with accessibility in mind, keeping all functions on one floor. The symmetrically balanced design aims to evoke a sense of calm and tranquility. A cheerful character was created by using bright colors. Yellow was chosen for the external wall to contrast with the green of the landscape. The house is given a feminine character by the graceful curves of the entrance stair. Particular attention was paid to local architectural elements; the proportions were simplified and incorporated into the design. These vernacular details include the combination of the pitched roof, the chimney detail, and the wooden structure beneath the roof.

The overlapping roof reflects tropical architecture and the wooden roof shingles bring to mind the village houses in the countryside of the northern region of Thailand. Since Chiang Mai is famous for its wood carving, local artists were directed by the architect to produce pieces for the house. Two examples of these are the teak elephant on the roof and the antique wooden entrance door.
AWARDS
ASA Gold Medal Awards : 2002

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