Architect in ChargePonwit Rattanatanatevilai
Text description provided by the architects. Keaton by PHTAA Living design is the modern vintage tailor shop which located in downtown of Bangkok. With the commercial context, independent retail, bar and cafe. Keaton well-blends with surrounding. The look of vintage fashionable guy reflect on the shop’s atmosphere.
From the study of fabric weaving, ‘A Handbook of Weaves by G.H. Oelsner.’ As we can see, Front and back side of the fabric has it own pattern. The linkage between two side is the covert space in pattern. This interesting issue is the starting point of architecture design. We create huge pattern in architectural scale with gentle mood.
Strongly concept of fabric weaving show at the facade. The pattern has defined by two parts which are lines and square holes. Lines create general pattern for the simple and gentle look. Square holes play a role as the connection between exterior and interior space. At the same time, they reflect the basic theory of fabric weave. Micro square holes connect outdoor and indoor atmosphere by allow beams of sunlight get into the shop.
Architect mainly select pure concrete mixed with navy blue painted metal to create Keaton characteristic in the same way as its brand identity. Below the feature wall, clear glass has used to show ambiguous feeling of interior space. People from the outside will see only below of the knee. This situation make the sense of cuiousity to create new welcoming sense to the clients.
Interior space designed with simple and gentle atmosphere. In this micro architecture, approximately 25 square metres, natural light create charming atmosphere. The feature wall creates lighting effect, by reflection pattern from the outside. Simple local has used as main interior materials. Plywood counter with the same pattern as feature wall create strong identity of retail design. Brick wall divides public and private space of the tailor shop. Back of the wall is the space for tailor discussion and fitting room.