ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work - Aholic) realized a studio with a collaged metal mesh façade for TA-THA-TA, a functional but playful Thai brand bag, in Bangkok, Thailand. The project holds a 120 m2 with 3.5 floors where the first floor occupied by stocks. On the second floor was used for assembling and a studio located on the third floor with a mezzanine level for rest space.
The small and narrow site has an existing big tree in the front of the property that contributes shading and a great view for a studio. With a 4 meter width, the studio with a high gable roof tends to deflect the sun heat and provided extra and relaxed space for a studio. Due to the limitation, a toilet is located in the middle of a stairway to allow natural ventilation for every floor.
Variation of metal meshes was selected as the main material for a collaged façade which refers to TA-THA-TA’s identity which is a collaborated design between architect and client. By providing a pattern outline, the architect and client selected a mesh pattern to complete a design. A full-height window behind the façade of the studio and assembly area overlooks a variation pattern and serenity of a big tree. For interior decoration, ASWA providing space and materials finished, and furniture completed by TA-THA-TA to showcase their genuine identity.