Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Baan Moom is a highly modern residence especially designed by Integrated Field for a family of five. The new building was constructed next to the inhabitants’ former living retreat and a special passage way ensures a good connection between the two. A massive white volume hosts the three floors, each having its own well defined function. According to the official architects’ description, the residence accommodates one master bedroom with master bathroom for parents, two bedrooms and two bathrooms for the sons, a living/dining space, a working room, an open kitchen, a Thai kitchen and a lap pool.
Several unexpected design additions add originality to the interiors. A triangular skylight on the rooftop and internal voids in every room allow natural lighting inside. The voids also provide natural ventilation for each room and visual connection for family members. Wood is an important functional and aesthetic factor in the design scheme, together with other materials such as steel frames, insulated glass and even fishnet from the ocean liner.