HOM PLA PAO is Thai street food restaurant that expresses reality of Thai street food that most Thai people associate with, in most areas of the country. Despite the trend of retailing street foods in a shopping mall becomes popular, this project is designed interestingly in the other way round. This restaurant is developed from street foods core itself, a hand crafted, DIY, a contrast materials and uses, all are placed in the stand alone semi outdoor restaurant, with the additional new building that is designed regard shape of the land, limbo, to highlight the restaurant identity core ingredient, fish. The strong shape creates unique form of the building that confronts the street and the existing contemporary coffee shop that eventually turned into this vernacular designed restaurant with roof top bar.
Bamboo is the main material creates connection across two different buildings. Thai mattress plays vital role for creating pattern, curved pattern ceiling plus overall decoration. Beautiful of the contrast is idea behind the project which emphasises street food as it is instead of hiding it or changing it in terms of globalising modern restaurant design.