This year, the ASEAN Smart Living theme captivates on the revival of tradition, craft, and philosophy from this region to a new interpretation via the latest technology and resources. We bring you the latest picks that celebrate with the contemporary space living.
In Bear House, size matters. Designed for Be@rbrick collectors, the house centres itself around the owners’ Be@rbricks display cabinet and scale is based on the toys, rather than the owners.
With a view as good as this, it makes sense to embrace it. Onion architects, have done this precisely in Sala Rattanakosin – a renovation project in Bangkok. Words by Tess Ritchie.
When an owner wants a house that reflects his character, and his greatest passion is kayaking, this is what you get. As well as adventure sport, IDIN Architects have taken cues from the local, muted landscape for their design of W House, making a home that fits into both the owner’s way of living and the natural environment. Words by Tess Ritchie.
Pok Pok Juniour – Pok Pok’s new sister cafe in Melbourne – is an authentic taste of Thailand. As well as the food, the design by G.A.B.B.E is inspired by local markets and the essence of what makes Thai street eating so appealing. Alice Blackwood speaks to Georgia Ezra, director and interior architect at G.A.B.B.E about the process, why there’s a generous fruit display and how clusters of stools for seating helps to create a genuine experience.
When the abstracted interior space becomes better than the reality of the beach out front… Wynn A. Bay spent the day at Hilton Pattaya’s Drift Lounge and shares the experience.
Over time, a house and its contents become a collection of things that represent a personal journey. For Thai interior designer, Varakan Tipprapa, this curation was a very conscious response to his own questions about the role of a designer. By Tonkao Panin.