GARDEN ON THE SIXTH FLOOR
#AWAKENING BANGKOK 2020
Chinese New Year is around the corner. Most of the house will be soon starting to prepare for their big cleaning day that come along, not to mention joyful festivities.
Upon the periphery of Bangkok’s chinatown, Talad Noi is the one of the subdistrict that has embraced multicultural context on Thai and Chinese culture for long. The area is populated with numerous Chinese style shophouses in which the project got inspired by its local elements that have altogether composed an architectural ambience for the Chinese family terrace garden.
Typologically, The terrace garden is mostly located adjacent or connected to the uppermost praying room. As one that have grown up once in this neighbourhood, one recall the memories of the ornaments, rituals, and moment of contemplation upon one’s terrace garden as a space to explore oneself’s mind.
Apart from signifying a Chinese root of the occupants, hanging red lantern is believed to guide the spirits to see the house easier and bring fortunes along the upcoming year. The design is a reinterpretation of a Teng-Lung or Chinese red lantern in which was distorted and adjusted to express the complexity of modern time. Its reflective surface capture the movement of the surroundings and let the user immerse within the array of artificial lights and reflections.
For traditional lanterns can be decorated around the house and changed every Chinese New Year to signified the new round of the calendar, it also means progress, opportunities, and meeting new possibilities.