Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Sailom house by Anonym houses members of three families in a four-storey concept that mimics the look and feel of a serviced apartment with amenities that each family member can use freely and separately on each floor.
The first floor contains common area uses such as the living room and kitchen while the upper floors include bedrooms, additional living areas, and a small pantry/storage area. The four storeys are linked through two internal courtyards that open up to a void running from the ground to the fourth floor.
In response to the desires of an owner who climbs as a hobby, the first court includes a climbing wall. The court also includes a walkway for each floor, resulting in intriguing spatial variations.
The roof is raised at the upper part of the courtyard, creating a void to allow for airflow and transparent material that allows in natural light.
The exterior façade features a perforated brick façade that further supports natural ventilation. Moving up the facade to the higher floors, the patterns become more perforated and airier, desolidifying the architecture and corresponding to the surroundings that are more open and unobstructed.
The architect wanted to use the bricks without making any cuts. Therefore, calculating the ranges between each block, beam, and lintel was critical. They achieved that, not merely from the finalized working drawing on paper, but additional adjustments and experiments made on the site
“I like this house because it isn’t about the crisp and polished details. We did everything the way it could and should be done. I wasn’t too serious or trying too hard about making everything flawless, and that’s what I love most about it,” says architect Phongphat.