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Muangthongthani Carcare / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

Muangthongthani Carcare / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. The building is located on a 300 square-meter plot of land. This long and narrow plot requires an in-depth organization of the building.  The façade of the building faces south while the other side faces east The neighboring building is a car care center which belongs to the same owner. Since the space of the car care center is too limited, mainly because of the closed coating area where protection from dust is much needed, a new space is necessary for project expansion.

© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography

This project is in Muang Thong Thani, a large community in Nonthaburi, a suburb of Bangkok. The building consists of 4 small containers (2.34x2.40x6.00) and 4 large containers (2.34x2.40x12.00). The ground floor provides space for a coating area, parking, and storage.

© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography

The second floor is planned for a restaurant with a separate multi-purpose area for a future bar. There is a stairway outside the building for customers who may not wish to walk past the car care service inside the building. The third floor is an office. The total utility space is 330 square meters.

© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography

The building exterior is painted in matte black but the interior is white as the two colors create different perceptions. The innermost part is a residential area for staff. The arrangement of these containers has harmony in design with different sizes of square holes that function as windows and doors. The west façade and the roof have metal sunshades to reflect sunlight and protect the building from the heat. Lighting design relies on 131 tubes of fluorescent lamps that spread throughout the building on the customized metal railings.

© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography

Today, using a container for construction is very popular because it is a cheap construction material: easy to find and can be adapted in various ways. Without a need for any over-decoration, just some coloring, and adaptation, the most important is honesty with the material’s authenticity.

© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography
© Chaovarith Poonphol Photography

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Address: Nonthaburi, Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi, Thailand

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Cite: "Muangthongthani Carcare / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated" 13 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/911404/muangthongthani-carcare-archimontage-design-fields-sophisticated/> ISSN 0719-8884

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