location/ bangkok, thailand
type/ private gallery + studio
area/ 900 sq.m.
ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work - Aholic) designed the solid concrete studio + gallery situated in Bangkok, Thailand. The private studio and gallery of the Thai artist, who preferred the privacy of his daily life from the neighborhood, has the only single opening view from the street to communicate with its surroundings but has surprisingly interior space.
For the first glance, the solid concrete box welcomes guest by the high ceiling chamber with the skylight that invited the natural light to the sculptural floating staircase. People can stand in the center of the court to notice the sunlight gradually changed on the concrete central shaft wall as the main attraction to display itself as a living artwork due to the changing of daylight during the day.
Continuing to the second floor, the central light shaft wall has irregular position and size of square window frames to allow people to wonder as the living artwork by displaying the changing of daily light on the concrete canvas on each side of the shaft that also allows the light through to brighten up the inside space. The imperfect concrete form-tile which created the unique characteristic of this private gallery along with the steel, wood, and glass – the purity of material tends to remind people of craft-work.