/ Bangkok, Thailand /
/ Story: Sara / English version: Bob Pitakwong /
/ Photographs: Nantiya Bussabong, Prachya Jankong, Wison Tungthunya /
/ Styling: Wanassanan Teerawitoon /
This box-shaped modern house takes relaxation to a whole new level. Incorporating triangles in the detail, the home with edgy design comes to light with all the charm and character.
“I wanted a house with both common and private corners on each floor,” said Sorakit Kitcharoenroj, the owner and architect. And with good reason, he called it “Baan Moom,” which is Thai for a house with nooks offering seclusion and security.
Sorakit had the fulfillment of his family’s needs for the highest priority. He translated it into this three-story, three-bedroom house complete with living room, dining room, kitchen, workspace and home theater.
A focus on function didn’t necessarily mean that he had to abandon all the charm and poise. Rather, in a unique fashion he incorporated the concept of living room corner or recess ideas in the detail. That pretty much explains the ever-presence of triangular-shaped design everywhere inside and out.
Even on the rooftop, a triangular-shaped skylight glazed using insulated glass panels stays open to let a shaft of natural light pour into the interior via the stairwell.
The stunning design took several months in the making, during which the contractor adjusted the staircases many times until everything was perfectly aligned.
Sorakit designs the bedrooms in ways that best suit each person’s lifestyle. For his parents, he chooses to highlight the elegance of the oriental-modern style.
His own bedroom is a bit different. It’s the most playful corner in the house. He sleeps on the mezzanine above the workspace that is tucked away on the lower floor.
The bedchamber is accessible via stepladders. Right next to it, a hammock floor is there to take relaxation to a whole new level.
The house is without a doubt an awesome intersection of function and design, and “Baan Moom” comes in handy as the perfect name for it.
Owner/Architect: Sorakit Kitcharoenroj
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