September 2010: For a temporary meeting space, Architectkidd has converted an empty floor of their shophouse using palm leaves as the primary material.
The space is currently being used as a venue for designers. Architect Chat Chuenruddmol of Chat Architects has brought together a group of independent designers and architects to discuss the design scene in Thailand and exchange ideas. The group includes Designlab, Department of Architecture, T.R.O.P. , Office AT, Supermachine, Storage Studio, Vaslab, Anon Pairot Design Studio, Thingsmatter, among other designers.
For the design of the space itself, the aim was to implement a low-cost and quick renovation. The idea of a natural curtain wall led the team to the outskirts of Bangkok, where people made thatch panels from palm plants growing next door to their homes. A simple steel cable detail connects the panels to assemble what we nicknamed “Hairy Walls”.
Project Name: Design Hut
Materials: Palm leaves, bamboo
Building area: 90 sqm
Project team: Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Tammarat Rodpul, Kanin Amboon
Location: Bangkok, Thailand