Snapshot: In celebration of Siam Cement Group's 100 year anniversary, the cement makers have sponsored the creation of three new structures on the shore of Thailand's famed Bangsean beach. One of these new builds is the Bangsean Public Library designed by local architecture firm DBALP.
The indoor/outdoor structure is constructed of two materials; sheets of corrugated polycarbonate and wood. It's the simplicity of the construction, layout and materiality of the rectangular structure that makes this library so dynamic. The entirety of the rectangle's width is comprised of two, full-length-full-height wood doors that fully close the structure when shut. When open, the library is welcoming and lively, begging for beach-goers to stop in for a read.
The timber, post and beam style construction allows sun to filter through the corrugated sheets, creating a spaces that needs no interior lighting during the day. At night, small down lights illuminate the two long bookshelves that stretch the length of the rectangle and cause an exterior glow.
Photography by Wison Tungthunya