in the suburbs of bangkok, thailand, PVWB studio has completed ‘vibhavadi 41 house,’ a dwelling that encloses corridors and voids providing a strong bond with nature. in an attempt to combine the roughness with the smoothness of the two owners’ preferences, the architects blend textured gray bricks and plain white walls.
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PVWB studio designs ‘vibhavadi 41 house,’ a new house away from the city, serving as a place providing users relaxation and time to appreciate the surroundings. the project seeks to enhance the relationship of the residences with the environment emphasizing the beauty of the trees, sunlight, wind, and birds chirping.
vibhavadi 41 house features two main courtyards. the arrival courtyard functions as a welcoming area for guests, relatives, and friends and includes a large freeform koi(fish) pond. furthermore, this zone contains a guest living area filled with various trees, a living room, and a dining room area.
the second one serves as a private area surrounded by a corridor leading to bedrooms, parlor, and offices. here, the family can be at ease and enjoy the view of its favorite big trees set within. meanwhile, a 25 meters long pool connects the two courtyards passing through the house, creating at the same time various shades from sunlight while swimming.
the first-floor wall is covered mostly with textured gray bricks by reversing the normal brick’s surface. this way they show the corrugated pattern in order to create more depth to the wall plane. furthermore, this wall stands to provide ventilation by inserting the steel wind block which is simplified from a brick outline at different positions of the wall, allowing the wind to break through at all times.
‘we have brought the preferences of the two owners which is completely opposite such as rough-smooth texture or black-white color,’ say the architects.
name: vibhavadi 41 house
designer: PVWB Studio
location: bangkok, thailand
total floor area: 1850 sqm (19913 sqft)
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edited by: christina petridou | designboom