Chai Tour Office / aMA Design Studio Co.

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Architects: aMA Design Studio Co.
Location: Yannawa,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1,020 sqm
Photographs: Wilson Tungthunya

The tour office building of 4 storeys high under the concept of the owner that the architecture shall reflects the good image of the organization. That the building shall use the natural air and lightning to recognize the business concept of the building owners in addition to reduce using air condition. That led to designed in order to take advantage from the wind and natural light as more as possible. A building that breath its own, therefore the concept is to create a building with large areas and created the court inside that’s ventilates and open air by nature during hot season.

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Despite of its dense wall, but a wall that can trap the air to enter into the building and some parts is in natural stone. But there is a space with continued pattern and making the corridor wall is perforated design with stained glass to maintain the idea that the building has to breathe itself having the beautiful wall with security shield that the client come in business will feel relaxed. The rest of the walls are designed to minimize the impervious wall using the composite complex with laminated glass for privacy.

Floor Plan

The space in the ground floor is the reception hall and dining room just like a welcoming home for the visitor to come. It is an open space surrounded with a garden and pond. The high ceiling is lifted to helps the air conveniently flow that’s continued to every floors to associate with environment to minimize the feeling of how big is the building. The front building was designed in 5 meters cantilever from the main structure to lighten the building. The area below has designed for high benefits which are flexible to support different activities both day and night. The top roof which is a standing canopy to reduce the sunlight also minimizes the dimension of the building as well as support to indicate the business of tour as a journey without end.

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