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Honda Big Wing / VaSLab Architecture

  • 01:00 - 29 June, 2011
Honda Big Wing / VaSLab Architecture
Honda Big Wing / VaSLab Architecture, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

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From the architect. The project site is located on Praditmanutham Road in Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand. This new Bangkok vessel has brought in many low-rise commercial projects for recreation and leisure to the neighborhood. The main sculptural concrete forms were inspired by the motorcycle’s “hugging the curve” transition, which represents the winning moment of racing motorcycles on the racing track. Two boomerang shapes engaged one another in plans and sections. The first one vectors its circulation from main entry through café at ground level, then elevates to showroom, retails, education zone, and descends to warehouse. The other directs its path from mezzanine lounge/conference, then descends via offices and canteen at first level, service center and workshop at ground level.

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

With the use of cast-in-place concrete as the architecture’s main element, the building's masculine finishes flows from exterior to interior spaces presenting a continuos surfaces throughout the building. The fluid interior circulation is designed to follow the same dynamic characteristic of its outer shell.

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

One of Honda’s campaigns, “Honda Think Earth”, becomes another aspect of this building’s design criteria. The use of concrete, as eco-friendly and sustainable material, is applied throughout the project. Since Bangkok is known for its hot and humid climate, bare concrete texture is preferred over the typical paint-on-concrete texture which needs to be repainted every three years Bare concrete texture with environmentally friendly clear silicone-base coating endures the weather up to ten years.

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

The first level showroom is elevated not only for a better view but also for preventing the ground level’s direct humidity. This design aspect also helps the building’s energy savings on an air-conditioning system. Near the showroom’s entrance, a solar cell is installed at the outdoor foyer, which produces electricity for most of the building’s exterior lighting. Honda Big Wing might be just another building with completes the function requirements of its owner; however, this architecture proves that it's not just a building, but a structure composed with poetic space, form and art. Not only the design is functional, but the meaning of its corporate identity is well represented.

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Mare Sheppard · July 22, 2012

@jaimewoo Here&#39s another building by the same designer: http://t.co/N9eLZZQS Similar, but this time inspired by motorcycles.

junovil architects · July 22, 2011

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Hashzeta · July 08, 2011

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Ben Hume-Paton · July 05, 2011

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leaflette · July 02, 2011

RT @nicholaspatten: Honda Big Wing. http://bit.ly/ioXdpv

Nicholas Patten · July 02, 2011

Honda Big Wing. http://bit.ly/ioXdpv

j · July 02, 2011

typical student project

Nevile Bartos · July 04, 2011 03:28 PM

Another daft comment.

ArqSoft · July 01, 2011

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Wull hashim · July 01, 2011

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Pr4xis · July 01, 2011

VaSLab Architecture en acción: una escultura en concreto "inspirada en un motociclista dando la curva"...... http://fb.me/12SE73ND2

nind · July 01, 2011

lautner has done a soaring concrete form long before zaha.

Nevile Bartos · July 01, 2011 05:05 PM

Exactly.

Jason R. Carroll · June 30, 2011

It&#39s Zaha&#39s Vitra Firehouse on steroids, but that&#39s OK. Real OK. http://t.co/LZq1nJD #in #fb

Alex J. Siekierski · June 30, 2011

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Parallel Practice · June 30, 2011

It&#39s Zaha&#39s Vitra Firehouse on steroids, but that&#39s OK. Real OK. http://t.co/LZq1nJD #in #fb

Parallel Practice · June 30, 2011

It&#39s Zaha&#39s Vitra Firehouse on steroids but that&#39s OK. Real OK. http://t.co/LZq1nJD

kimberley · June 30, 2011

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reza husni · June 30, 2011

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John-David Carling · June 30, 2011

this is a nice project. It doesnt look like a cheap Zaha. There are similarities, but some of the details look more authentic than Zaha... Like Zaha's car factory being fake canitlevers and fake cars on the production line moving through....
This just looks like and exciting space for its apprent purpose.

Derek S · July 01, 2011 05:04 AM

"but some of the details look more authentic than Zaha" what is this really mean????

Al · June 30, 2011

Weird mix of Zaha's streamlines and Libeskind's corners... Weird.

Derek S · June 30, 2011

Cheap version of Zaha Hadid

Ali Imad · June 30, 2011

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John-David Carling · June 30, 2011

is it a motorcycle shop? Did I miss the program explaination... I read the thing twice.

arhitectura · June 30, 2011

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Michael Ford · June 30, 2011

Sharp lines, almost Hadid like in intent and excicution #phaeno. Nice concrete forming http://t.co/xNAgSJM via @archdaily

Guido Schröpel · June 30, 2011

ARCHITEKTUR: Ich addiere "Honda Big Wing" von VaSLab Architecture zu meiner Liste für den nächsten Bangkok-Besuch: http://t.co/9EIirri

Franz Spitaler · June 30, 2011

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HJ · June 30, 2011

A building that Hadid could have designed 10+ years ago but never got built, so good for them to revisit Hadid in her imho most interesting=pre-blob period, beautiful homage. VaSlab should fix their website though, my antivirus refused me to take a peek.

Rick · June 30, 2011

This couldn't have been more Zaha, they probably couldn't afford the real deal.

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Jp · June 30, 2011

It does look like zaha's work but anyway it looks great, congrats!!!

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Ben Hutton · June 30, 2011

Zaha Hadid anybody?

Nevile Bartos · June 30, 2011 11:18 AM

Pathetic Comment

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