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Amdaeng, The Most Romantic Hotel in Bangkok

Amdaeng, The Most Romantic Hotel in Bangkok

Time and budget allowing, it’s not hard to find a Chao Phraya riverside hotel in Bangkok for a night’s stay. What’s harder is to find a place rich with art and an atmosphere that makes you feel at home while taking you back in time to an earlier age in the river’s history.

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Story: Korakada /// Photography:  Soopakorn, BEE+ /// 
Owner: Passapol Limpisirisan, Wiboon Lee /// Creative: MONDAY /// Architect: Anupap Onsard /// Interior Designer: Sutida Pongprayoon /// Landscape Architect: Sawin Tantanawat /// Artist: Studiojew+ 

This 10-room contemporary hotel with a taste of “Thainess” stands on 100 square meters in a tiny alley just off Chiang Mai Street, in the same neighborhood as the fascinating tourist destination Lhong 1919. “Amdaeng,” the hotel’s name, belonged to a fabled woman from the past and was suggested by the “Amdaengkhlee” on a former owner’s land deed from the Rama V era.

Amdaeng Bangkok riverside hotel

All the main architectural elements inside and out are painted vermilion: posts, beams, floors, walls, ceilings, so that looking from the other side of the river it stands out clearly from its surroundings. Coming in from the other side you approach the entrance through a maze of alleyways, as the scene gradually opens up to reveal a red building that seems to be composed of separate sculptures joined together to become one grand form in which the architect envisioned people living.

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Inside is a restaurant with a quiet calm feeling, lowering the dial on the red, and also more masculine: The feminine “Amdaeng” calls for some male balance, so the restaurant is named “Nye,” meaning “mister” in Thai. The restaurant materials and décor are simple and straightforward but rich with art, bringing to mind the phrase “blue and white,” for the indigo-patterned tile of China favored by Chinese social clubs and found everywhere in old China. Up above is a fabulous roof deck with a sort of “grandstand” for viewing the river rising upwards in tiered circles like the chedi of a Thai temple. In the future this area will be a nighttime bar.

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Guest room décor shows a mix of styles reflecting Thai as well as other cultures: Chinese, European, Indian. To recall an earlier era when the dominant cultures were mixing in a formative way, aging techniques are used to alter the look of the glass, the floor tile is dimmed with a charcoal color, antique furniture is used, and remodeling has added beauty and refinement to an atmosphere of bygone days so as to live up to the catchphrase, “The most romantic hotel in Bangkok.”

Contact: 12/1 Soi Chiangmai 1, Chiangmai Road, Khlongsan Bangkok, Thailand 
TEL: 02-162-0138


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SACICT Concept 2020 Showcase

SACICT Concept 2020 Showcase

An exhibition of 40 masterpieces presents new perspectives on Thai arts and crafts and updates on global business trends.

The epitome of beauty and perfection under the SACICT Concept 2020

26-30 August at Samyarn Mitrtown


If you think Thai arts and crafts are a thing of the past, think again! Here’s a glimpse into a landmark exhibition showcasing 40 collections by master craftsmen from across the country. It’s a perfect example of creativity and innovation under SACICT Concept 2020, a project undertaken by the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre (Public Organization).

The collaborative enterprise is aimed at promoting the creation of prototype models capable of meeting the demands of modern consumer both at home and abroad. At the same time, it’s part of a wider effort to generate a sustainable income for the people in the long term.

Under this project, 40 craftsmen were handpicked by SACICT to participate in making articles of handicraft that could be further developed into products for everyday use. They represented a wide range of categories, among them, textile, bamboo and wicker weaving, woodworking, ceramic, and metal work. In the process, the craft makers collaborated with distinguished designer groups, including Mobella Design Team, Ease Studio, Salt and Pepper Design Studio, PHTAA Living Design, and Atelier 2+ .

The exhibition code-named “SACICT Concept Showcase” took place at Level G, Samyan Mitrtown from 26 to 30 August 2020. It assembled a panel of experts to investigate “New Perspectives on Thai Arts and Crafts and Updates on Global Business Trends.”

During the show, an “Eco Chic Bag” workshop, among other things, was given on-site for those interested in handbag decorations. The event offered intensive group discussions on how to make the handbag stylishly fashionable using fabrics from the Arts and Crafts Centre renowned for their original and unique designs.

Plus, it provided a platform for discussion of popular topics from clothing and accessories to household goods and business décor ideas. In a nutshell, it was about empowering the craft makers to perform to their full potential, culminating in a product that people wanted to buy, creating an income for the community, and keeping Thailand’s art and craft heritage alive for the next generation.

The show was part of the SACICT Concept 2020 Project undertaken by the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (Public Organization).

Precisely, it sends a strong message that the richness of Thailand’s handicraft culture deserves protection and further development into a new product that’s right for today’s consumer.

Here are eight collections from the show just to give you an idea. Anyone interested to learn more can download the entire e-book about the 40 collections here.

The Maliwan collection by Krajood Maliwan / The love of making tassels was imbedded in Maliwan Kongkua character. This tiny bit of charm-an ordinary and simple expression of joy-grew into primary decoration of Maliwan’s distinctive handbags.


The Thoong Cushions Collection by PrimPraewa / Here’s a collection that represents the coming together of two cultures; the Praewa silk tradition of the Phu Thai people and the six-cornered hanging mobiles known as “Thoong” unique to Kalasin Province. Made by involving locals working together in partnership, the colorful pillows set can be arranged in any shape or form to fit any room and add a touch of the exotic to home décor.


The Chatra Collection by Angsa / Tambon Ban Kat, Chiang Mai is famed for its silver filigree jewelry, an art form made by looping thin silver or gold wires back and forth to create design for an ornamental object. Inspired by the multitier royal umbrella, the Chatra Collection is made by weaving metal filaments into delicate branching patterns, culminating in a complete luminaire. Light passing through the multitier design creates a distinctive ambience.
The Art of Edge collection by AWA Decor / This collection deals with the problem of wood waste in production by first selecting out surplus sapwood that has beauty in its natural shape and is also strong enough for furniture.
The Backyard Story  Collection by Kiree / The Backyard Story originates from traditional tie-dyed techniques native to Khiriwong District. The weaver experimented with a variety of natural dyes; among them, mangosteen rinds, bitter bean pods, and jackfruit stalks, on materials harvested locally. This gave rise to a collection of daily-use products in soothing shades known as “Backyard Story”.
The UPULA Series Collection by Chom Hand Craft / The “UPULA Series” is a collection of purses made out of water hyacinth fiber dyed vibrant colors before weaving. It’s made by adapting exciting new forms that best answer the lifestyle needs at present. Inspired by uncut opals and all the colors of the rainbow, the bag is made by first dyeing spun threads gradient colors, then, the strands of natural fiber are twisted and circled to form a 3-dimensional shape.
The Layer Collection by Silathip / A family enterprise famed for making stone mortars at Ang Sila has found a way to upcycle factory waste into new products suitable for new purposes. Chiefly among them are desktop pencil holders, kitchen utensil containers, and vases. They are made by integrating new techniques and materials in the process, thereby expanding its customer base.
The Zodiac Signs Collection by Bualueng Pugthai / Here’s a set of brooches adorned with silk embroidery that’s an art form widely used to decorate fine apparels since former times. Gradually the intricate silk needlework has advanced to incorporate modern design and take pride of place in everyday life. This brooches and pins jewelry collection offers star signs for every unique personality.


For more information, please visit

Download the E-Book containing all 40 collections.


Rainy Season Forest Garden for Tropical Areas

Rainy Season Forest Garden for Tropical Areas

Rainforest ecology is the design concept here, the verdant lushness associated with tropical jungle. Use high-tolerance plants that adapt themselves to the natural environment and don’t require a lot of long-term care.

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 Landscape Architect: Warawut Kaewsuk, Supong Haewpet  /// Photography: Tanakitt Khum-on

– Image of Garden and House –

Here emphasis is on the garden: the designer has removed the house from the diagram to focus on the surroundings, revising and reapportioning them to bring back the feeling of the rainforest that was once there; the house will be added later. The owner’s first concern is creating a waterfall, pond, and gazebo for relaxation; only then will the concept be enlarged to include a house in a supporting role for the garden, enabling the owner to fully enjoy this creation.

– Building a Forest-Like Atmosphere –

Garden design deals with three primary levels: low, medium, and high. A forest atmosphere is created visually through using the natural lines of the plants. Trees are the highest, rising up above, but freshwater mango can be a slightly lower exception with curves leaning together, arbor-like and welcoming, above the house entryway. Plants of middle height running along the fence can add privacy. For ground cover use plants with wavy and sinuous lines set at natural-looking intervals, closer to the water source perhaps ferns, and further downstream plants requiring less moisture.

– Waterfall Format –

Think of the stages of a natural waterfall: first is seepage, small drops descending along crevices in the rock; these eventually join and flow into a larger falling stream. The waterfall should not be so high that it could get the house wet, and it should give off a soft, restful sound. Because of space limitations, trees should be put in before the waterfall framework is built, otherwise there won’t be space for any large roots. Ponds should be designed about 0.8 to 1 meter deep. Waterfalls are usually built using 2 types of stone: granite and porous volcanic rock.

– Creating an Ecosystem –

In general the garden should be based around medium-sized and small plants. Plan sections with plants that grow naturally by themselves: vegetable fern, various kinds of glochidon, forest lilies, roselle, Malay ginger, rhododendron, etc. Combine these with plants available in the general landscaping market: monkey grass, Siam tulip, turmeric, elephant ear, and so on. Use as few imported varieties as possible and organize them so they can adapt symbiotically, offering natural benefits to each other; this will make for easier maintenance.

– A Standout Point : Easy Maintenance –

This type of garden requires little maintenance and doesn’t use ordinary grass, although surrogates such as monkey grass can offer a similar atmosphere. Where it’s shady, pebbles or fine gravel can be used as ground cover: this gives the garden a tidy look, and can be used to create a walkway around the house, protecting against the entry of poisonous animals. Maintenance of a rainforest garden mostly involves only pruning, and with minimal exception, pesticides or poisonous substances aren’t needed.

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Worldwide Airport Ranking 2017: The Best and the Not So Good

Worldwide Airport Ranking 2017: The Best and the Not So Good

Singapore Changi Airport ranks first on a worldwide airport ranking for 2017. Jakarta International (Soekarno-Hatta) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International are almost at the bottom ranking Nos. 62 and 68, respectively. That’s out of a total of 76.

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A recent survey conducted on Twitter by Airhelp compared 76 airports around the world using three criteria. It presented a picture of how well they performed on a scale of 1 to 10 based on statistics of the quality of service, on-time performance, and passenger experience at the airports listed.

Singapore Changi Airport ranked first on the world chart scoring 9.07. Munich Franz Josef Strauss International came in second scoring 8.66, and third-place Hong Kong International at 8.22. The top three airports received a perfect score of 10 in the quality of service.

Singapore Changi Airport / Photo: Lip Jin Lee /
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport / Photo: Roger Price

The survey showed Kuala Lumpur International at No.18 scoring 7.5 on the world chart. That’s No. 2 in the ASEAN Region. Jakarta International (Soekarno-Hatta) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International took distant third and fourth places in the Region scoring 6.54 and 6.30, respectively.

Kuwait International came in at the bottom of the world chart scoring 5.02. The survey has no information the airports of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, or the Philippines for this year.


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Announcing Winners of DEmark Award 2017

Announcing Winners of DEmark Award 2017

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has announced the winners of the DEmark Award 2017. A big round of applause goes to those who received the honor for their achievements.


The coveted Design Excellence Award (DEmark) was established in 2008 as a mark of recognition for outstanding design of Thai products. It is given in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Export Award under the auspices of Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce.

Winning products receive the DEmark logo, which can be used for promotional purposes on the international market.

And the winners are …


Gom Stool / Hari Ora
Gom Stool / Hari Ora
Tension Collection / Plural Designs
Sputnik / Corner 43
Hang-yao / Kunakij
Aunglo / Galvanii
Saturno Collection / Kenkoon
U Table / E.G.G.

Category-Lifestyle Product

Pinto / Chanchai Boriboon
Hoy Collection / Prempracha’s Collection
Metamorphosis / Socoon
Ayothaya – Eau de Intérieur / Ayothaya
Thai Rice Soap / Cosmos & Harmony
Just Twist / Borriboon
Rim Ring / FLOW
Perp Lamp Shade / Filobula
Z Box Collection / Labrador
Mani / niiq
KEVIN // Rubber Killer
Bijan Collection / Prempracha’s Collection
Five Patch Cap / Madmatter
Limited Edition WISH Aroma Diffuser / PANPURI
12 Collection Plant Pot / FEM
Flow & Glow Lipao / Boonyarat
WC PEEC, Toilet in Car / WC PLUs+

How 3 ASEAN Capitals Deal with Urban Flooding

How 3 ASEAN Capitals Deal with Urban Flooding

It’s hot in the summer, and the rainy season brings lots of thunderstorms. When rainfall overwhelms the ability of drainage systems, flood control is the only resort many cities have developed in a bid to prevent more flooding in the future. Living ASEAN looks into how three regional capitals — Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Bangkok — deal with urban flooding.

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Kuala Lumpur is one of rainiest cities in Southeast Asia with average annual rainfall as high as 2,393.6 mm. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, the city came into being as an important center of mining and trade in bygone times. Over time it attracted native Malays, Chinese workers, and immigrants from the Indian subcontinent. As the city grows, many planning updates have taken place especially along the waterfront. The initiatives include the “River of Life” project, which is aimed at reviving and restoring health and vitality to the Gombak and the Klang rivers.

Photo: Sitthhisak Namkham
Photo: Sitthhisak Namkham

In redeveloping the landscape, the authorities cleaned up the polluted rivers and got rid of unsightly concrete walkways along the riverfront. They opened up areas at the water’s edge by putting in shops, restaurants, and recreational spaces. Easily accessible to the public, the redesigned river corridor has drawn many people to the water.

One of Kuala Lumpur’s most ambitious projects is the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel, or SMART. The mega project doubles as a storm drainage and road tunnel that helps reduce peak hour traffic. It’s also the longest storm drain tunnel in Southeast Asia. On dry days it functions as a normal motorway carrying traffic in and out of the city’s CBD. On days of heavy rains when rivers rise, the tunnel is closed to through traffic and functions as a storm drain system. The 9.7-kilometer-long tunnel works like a subterranean conduit carrying water to outlying natural r systems, thereby saving built environments in the CBD and around Jamek Mosque from being inundated. Nonetheless, flashfloods do occur occasionally. Oftentimes garbage-choked storm sewers are to blame.


Big floods in Jakarta, Indonesia. Project: JEDI. / Photo: Farhana Asnap / World Bank

Jakarta comes second with average 1,821-mm annual rainfall. It too faces the threat of flash floods as storm drains and waterways are choked with waste. Over time, shallow riverbeds, plastic garbage, and rampant encroachments combined to restrict the flow of stormwater out of urban areas. The authorities responded with a campaign to clean up all 13 waterways making them safe for riverside residents to swim. And the labor force to achieve that objective was readily available. Residents on the waterfront were hired to collect waterborne waste, thereby creating plenty of employment opportunities and increasing environmental awareness. The initiative cost 3.1 million Rupiah per month and provided jobs for more than 4,000 people daily. And it is showing good results. Take for example the Krukut River, which recently was blackened by pollution and solid waste, from old mattresses to discarded furniture. Nowadays more people are seen returning to swim in it like old times.


A few hours after the rain at a car showroom on Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok / Photo: Sukwan Attajarusit
Photo: Sukwan Attajarusit

With average 1,466-mm annual rainfall, Bangkok is on the brink of floods with every rain despite it having plenty of canals and drainage systems. It doesn’t take long after rain for urban roadways to be inundated with floodwaters. The government sector has implemented a massive drainage tunnel project, but that is of little avail in the practical affairs of life in the city. Geographically Bangkok sits on a flat plain that rises only slightly above the mean sea level. That said, flood control is the only resort the city has in preventing or reducing the detrimental effects of flash floods. Its drainage systems work by channeling stormwater into canals, which in turn empty into natural water bodies via the flood gates. As the city grows, more rains continue to overwhelm the capacity of drainage systems that are severely choked with debris. With every rain, it’s not unusual to find workers pick up waterborne waste in areas near the water gates. During dry season, time is spent cleaning up storm drains and deepening of canals at intervals to prepare for more rain.

Big Floods in Thailand, 2011 / Photo: Aphirux Suksa
Big Floods in Thailand, 2011 / Photo: Aphirux Suksai


On the big picture, the three ASEAN capitals are facing a similar problem. They sit on flood plains, and flooding usually occurs as an overflow of water from natural water bodies, such as rivers. Interestingly, the people of each country have made the best of circumstances. This is evident in the way residential architecture has evolved over time. Houses on stilts with steeply sloped roofing and extended overhangs are emblematic of the region rich in local wisdom. The homes raised on piles protect against flooding, while steep roofing drains rain water fast. Meantime, long overhangs protect the interior from the elements.

As the city grows, each capital has its own way of fighting urban flooding. The multipurpose, subterranean conduit seems to work well for KL, as does the clean-up campaign in Jakarta. The drainage system is an essential part of living in the city, and both the government and private sectors must cooperate in a bit to prevent or reduce flooding in the future.


Architect Expo ’17 Has Begun

Architect Expo ’17 Has Begun

Architect Expo ’17 is happening now at Impact Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok. Living ASEAN discovered many practical new products and ideas that will surely benefit people who want to build things. Drop by before the show ends this Sunday May 7.

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Photography: Rithirong Chanthongsuk

The ASEAN’s largest building technology show is on from 10 AM to 8 PM daily. Here are three reasons you can’t afford to miss this annual event.

Baan Baan Case Study

ASA Emerging Architecture Awards 2017

1. Varied exhibitions on dwellings

Embracing the concept of simplicity in life known as “Baan Baan: Reconsidering Dwelling,” the center of the exhibition hall was dedicated to 16 small exhibitions show casing many different ways of living.

Start with “In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej”. The show comes in two parts: The“Architect of the Land” exposition, and the“Pictures of Our Father,” which presents a collection of images sent in by designers to commemorate the great king.

In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol AdulyadejThe “Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses” exhibition features models of vernacular residential architecture from different regions and ethnicities around Thailand. Some house designs were influenced by shared cultural heritage with ethnic groups in neighboring Myanmar and Vietnam.

Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses

Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses

Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses

Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses

Traditional and Vernacular Thai Houses

Traditional and Vernacular Thai HousesThe “Baan Baan Case Study” display features a variety of dwelling places in many shapes and sizes, each suited for a specific budget and designed by Thai architects. The name of the show may sound esoteric to many viewers, but essentially it’s about building within budgets.

Baan Baan Case Study

Baan Baan Case Study

2. Models showcasing works by leading architectural firms

It’s the show for people who want to build things. Once a year, leading architectural firms put on a public display of works by their designers. It’s nice to drop in and get inspired by many creative projects and designs, ranging from hostels, townhouse renovation ideas, holiday homes, and more. Don’t miss out on these great ideas.

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3D Cement Printing for Outdoor Living

3D Cement Printing for Outdoor Living

Anon Pairot has unveiled the latest in a new series of 3D cement printing based on the concept “Fluctuation of Precision.” The masculine outdoor design with a softer touch is developed in collaboration with SCG, a leading cement maker in the ASEAN.

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After many years of research, Thai cement maker SCG has developed robots capable of acting as large-scale 3D printers and new cement formulas well suited to a variety of uses. This year, the “Designer Collaboration Project by SCG” has come up with new ideas for outdoor furniture designed by nationally renowned designer and artist Anon Pairot.

“I try to create design that gives a softer, lighter feeling. Usually cement structures are very masculine, so I add feminine accents to the design and see what the final result is. The new process enables 3D concrete strips to be printed quickly in non-traditional shapes and textures. The concrete printing process is performed by machine, but the cement itself leaves some random effects on the surface, hence the name Fluctuation of Precision,” he explained.

Anon Pairot

SCG will present the entire cement furniture collection at Architect 17, the 31st ASEAN Building Technology Exposition scheduled for May 2–7, 2017 in Thailand. It will be the first time ready-to-sell 3D cement printing products become available in the Region.




House Around a Tree: A House amid Fresh Air of Pak Chong

House Around a Tree: A House amid Fresh Air of Pak Chong

/ Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand /

/ Story: Wutthikon Sutthiapha / English version: Bob Pitakwong /

/ Photographs: Soopakorn Srisakul /

Not many places make us feel comfortable every time we visit. It’s wonderful when a person’s own home is like this “House around a tree” at Baan Rai Thaw Si in the fresh mountain air of Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima.

An airy, open view from outside. Glass exterior and angled second floor make the house appear lighter.

Pui, the owner, became attached to Baan Rai Thaw Si when her mother used to come for meditation at nearby Baan Boon with the monk Shaun Jayasaro.

“She brought me here and I liked it,” said the owner.

“She wanted a country house, so here we are!”

The large tree stands in the center, a natural connection for people going from one part of the house to another.


Pui’s mother adds, “We built here for a lot of reasons. As Bangkok people, we feel safe living in a project, where neighbors watch out for each other, and this is a peaceful, comfortable atmosphere.”

This was certainly clear to our team. Most households are also involved with meditation, adding to the pleasant ambience.

Nature and house are imaginatively connected with the tree in the center, walkways inside and outside woven into a single path as in a classic Japanese style.
Multifunction walkway connecting the generations — Pui’s mother does walking meditation, but at other times grandkids run and play all around it

“We wanted a house where we could retire when we got old,” continued Pui.

“And Mother is making plans now. Rutjanamphon Ketkasemsuk – also known as Tang – is a university designer and architect whose designs we liked, and he created this open, airy house.”

The tree in the center leads into the reception parlor and gives the house a feeling of natural warmth.
The kitchen connects the dining area with the guest rooms, illustrating an “open plan” that facilitates family and group activities.

Tang’s design includes rooms for overnight guests, access to natural surroundings, and easy maintenance.

From the front, we get a wide view of the house, which blends right in with the natural environment. The first floor has floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, and a walkway surrounds it and also serves as a porch.

The second-storey angled roof panels make the house look lighter, and the color combination of white and gray adds to a proper, orderly look, making the tall tree in the center stand out, echoing the beautiful natural surroundings.

Young Poon and Pan’s bedroom, bright furniture colors against simple white walls and gray drapes. The bed has drawers for storing toys.

Interior décor is simple, partly because this is a vacation home, but also because the owners prefer it that way.

Furniture is movable, though there’s a built-in kitchen.

Floor and ceiling are dark-colored artificial wood, creating dimensional contrast with the glass frames, reflecting the natural world outside and creating a warm indoor atmosphere, especially in the evening when sun shining in through the trees creates breezy patterns on the white inside walls.

Easygoing décor in Pui and Nu’s room: white, with an angled ceiling slanting down to Pui’s pleasure-reading armchair.

The two wings of the house stand separated by a tall tree in the center.

One wing is like a small hostel, with eight guest beds; the other is the family wing, with Pui’s mother downstairs and bedrooms for Pui and her husband, with their kids on the second storey.

This “house around a tree” reflects the living arrangement and the comfort and happiness of living close to nature while coming together as a family.

Children behind the house, where sunflowers, okra, and other plants grow – beginnings of a kitchen vegetable garden where a greenhouse may someday be built.

Architect: Sook Architects

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