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NewsNews • 24 Sep 2021

Artisans Ayutthaya: The Woman Restaurant by Bangkok Project Studio

Bordering the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Ban Run District, Ayutthaya, five glass block buildings sparkle under the light all day and night. The project by Bangkok Project Studio houses local single and widowed women aged 55-94, who cook delicious dishes for the monks of the village. They also cook local cuisine for visitors, the income for which is allocated to temple renovation.  Spaceshift Studio The five right-angled triangular buildings are made of glass blocks and framed with wood. The architect explains that simple and often overlooked materials were selected throughout the project. For example, clear PVC sheet is specified in place of glass sheets in door panels etc. in order to reduce weight and construction budget... More