Evoking memories of form, color, texture and light that are typically tied to Asian influences, ATOM Design’s latest project, Residence R near Bangkok, Thailand, is a primary example of how to fuse dissimilar shapes, forms and materials in the creation of a distinctly unique atmosphere.
The dwelling is located nearly an hour outside Bangkok in Ratchaburi, a province full of cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes and historical sites. Built as a cool juxtaposition to the town’s ostentatious and historically rich architecture, ATOM constructed a contemporary home by stacking unique forms in an angular and asymmetrical arrangement.
Enter via jagged, cement walkways that zig-zag their way to the elevated entrance. Here, a rectangular glass facade stands on the side of a large, slanted wood element, and below a white metal architectural canopy. The layout of the structures sprawl around a swimming pool courtyard, where the entirety of the architectural features can be viewed at once.
Inside, the lower level, full of the home's public areas, boasts a variety of materials and an open layout for relaxing courtyards views. However, a short voyage up to the bedrooms and private areas are a collective of surreal spaces, outfitted entirely in light wood.
The home is a comprised series of large, interconnected volumes that come together to form one complete structure. A dwelling where geometric rules are designed to be broken, as roofs and window seals slant at angles with no clear rhyme or reason. Who needs reason anyways?