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The Lofts
Real estate developer Raimon Land engaged world-class international architecture and interior design firm dwp, to create an exclusive residential development that would offer an innovative alternative to typical urban living. Maximum site usage required the implementation of tall, Chinese shop-house type buildings, which led to a breakthrough design of the city shop-house. The design launched a new standard that has been emulated by other developers in Thailand.

A key design goal was to provide unusual spaciousness, using double height windows, yet maintain privacy. This was achieved by shading the façade. The house was divided vertically into three zones - utility and parking, living and entertaining, sleeping and relaxation. The living and sleeping zones were double-storey, while open internal atriums let sunlight penetrate inside, redefining the traditionally dark and narrow townhouse concept. The houses are staggered, creating modulated façades. All houses face inwards, towards a central paved driveway courtyard, creating a distinct community feel.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Completion: 2005
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