Now 26 / Architectkidd

Now 26 / Architectkidd

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  • Architecture: Luke Yeung, Sorawut Kittibanthorn, Mana Nampanwiwat, Korpong Sanaha, Tamfun Vatayanon, Tammarat Rodpul
  • Interior Design: Luke Yeung, Sorawut Kittibanthorn, Mana Nampanwiwat, Korpong Sanaha, Tamfun Vatayanon, Tammarat Rodpul
  • General Contractor: Thai Obayashi, Chanawit Anukkul
  • Structural Engineer: Thai Obayashi, Chanawit Anukkul
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
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Now 26 / Architectkidd - Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. Architectkidd has completed a building using steel tubing as its primary material. 

The building, a production studio and offices for a television station called Now 26, is a renovation of an existing structure. During the initial stages of the project, removal of the old cladding exposed the existing steel structure along with the electrical and services installation. 19mm steel hollow tubes were selected as an economic and utilitarian architectural material to compliment the structure and systems that remained in place after the renovation.

Now 26 / Architectkidd - Steel, Handrail, Beam
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The use of steel tubing allowed the design to be developed ‘inside-out’. The steel tubes were used throughout the interior spaces and in various scales from ceiling to furniture installations. By varying the density and patterning in different applications, the steel tubes extended out towards the exterior and were attached on to the existing structural frame. Bending and curving the steel tubes were achieved by construction workers and tools typically used for installing electrical conduits in buildings. 

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Now 26 / Architectkidd - Facade, Steel
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Now 26 / Architectkidd - Image 24 of 24

From a distance the building is white and opaque, with the exterior rendering an effect of a solid surface composed of diagonals and contours. Up close, the exterior appears more transparent, like a wire frame that wraps around and into the interior space.

Now 26 / Architectkidd - Windows, Beam
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Address:Siam Square Soi 7, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

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Cite: "Now 26 / Architectkidd" 18 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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