Tropical House Blog Posts

The Philippine House Goes Tropical Modern

Modern residential architecture in tropical Asia generally and in the Philippines in particular is going through a fascinating phase of architectural evolution. Stylish new homes in Metropolitan Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and sultry wate...
by Ruang Interior on May 12, 2016

Bunker House

The Bunker House is an intriguing compact residence located at Lopburi, some 180 km and three hours drive north of Bangkok. Like the Transverse Convergence House by the same architectural firm, this is a plastic composition in concrete. The owners of...
by Ruang Interior on May 11, 2016

Sumet Jumsai Studio

Sumet Jumsai’s studio is a marvelous Le Corbusier-inspired weekend residence and painting studio. The off-form concrete structure is essentially a white box sitting in a garden of carefully mown grass against a backdrop of the ocean and sky. The fo...
by Ruang Interior on May 10, 2016

The Other Residene

The Other Residence is a cubist composition located on the edge of Khao Yai National Park. Surrounded by high mountains in the relative isolation of a broad valley, the house has a ‘U’-shaped plan backing onto a steep forested hillside to the nor...
by Ruang Interior on May 9, 2016

Lampyris House

The Lampyris House is a striking modern residence located on sloping high ground adjacent to Wat Mongkutkiriwan and close to the boundary of Khao Yai National Park some 120 km northeast of Bangkok. It is the weekend retreat of Kamolwan and Prasert Fu...
by Ruang Interior on May 8, 2016

Komkrit House

The Komkrit House is a precisely articulated cubist composition that embodies Japanese and Western influences. The ‘cool’ modern residence is located in an expensive gated settlement off Pattanakarn Road, Bangkok.The owners of the house, lawyers...
by Ruang Interior on May 7, 2016

Acharapan House

The Acharapan House is located some 60 km west of Bangkok in the Baan Suan Kwan Estate a tranquil, bucolic landscape of paddy fields. The house is also referred to as the Pa Ji (Aunty Ji) House after its owner, Acharapan Paiboonsuwan, a popular Thai...
by Ruang Interior on May 6, 2016

L71 House

The L71 House is a clearly articulated composition in a modern architectural language that responds logically to climatic imperatives. The designers of the house, which was completed in 2010, are Surachai Akekapobyotin and Juthathip Techachumreon of...
by Ruang Interior on May 5, 2016

Carol Grodzins House

The inspiration for Carol Grodzins’ House was a Dayak longhouse in Borneo. In the 1960s, the owner, after completing her undergraduate studies in Russian Language and Literature in the US, decided to join the Peace Corps established by John F. Kenn...
by Ruang Interior on May 4, 2016

Casa De Umbrella

Completed in 2009, Casa de Umbrella is a highly unusual house clad with a plaited bamboo ‘skin’ that extends, like a huge tent, over a supporting steel structure. The purpose of the woven bamboo is to filter out the sun’s direct rays, but it al...
by Ruang Interior on May 3, 2016

Soi Wat Umong House

The Soi Watt Umong House is a ‘Miesien’ composition of concrete and glass pavilions grouped around a courtyard and set in secondary tropical forest. The site is located close to Chiangmai University in Thailand’s second largest city.The owners...
by Ruang Interior on May 2, 2016

Baan Jew

Baan Jew, translated as ‘Tiny House’, is a compact modern dwelling on a 220-square meter corner plot near Chiangmai University. Kwanchai Suthansoa and Tanit Choomsang, the Executive Director of Plankrich Architects, designed the 165-square meter...
by Ruang Interior on May 1, 2016

Yellow Hole House

The Yellow Hole House is an extraordinarily elegant, exquisitely proportioned modern residence. Constructed in off form concrete, the structure features a tall yellow-painted column and a yellow-painted projecting upper floor, with an oversailing roo...
by Ruang Interior on Apr 30, 2016

Dama zAmya

Dama zAmya is perched atop a hill on Phuket Island, with magnificent views to the north of Ngam Island and Pa Yu and Kung Bay in the foreground. Remote and isolated, yet only 10 km from the International Airport, it is approached by a narrow, winding...
by Ruang Interior on Apr 29, 2016

Villa Noi

Villa Noi is a cluster of glazed pavilions orientated towards the setting sun at Natai Beach on the shores of the Andaman Sea. The pavilions are located among a stand of towering casuarina trees, whose delicate branches provide a striking contrast to...
by Ruang Interior on Apr 28, 2016

Laemsingh Villa

Laemsingh Villa No. 1 is a stunning vacation home located above a precipitous rocky headland on the west coast of Phuket Island facing the Andaman Sea. It is the holiday home of Australian Julien Reis and his Singaporean wife Yen. Th e couple are the...
by Ruang Interior on Apr 27, 2016

Open House II

Open House II is a strong formal design arranged around a black swimming pool in a central courtyard. A long raking staircase ascends alongside the pool. The life of the house revolves around the central pool court and all the rooms are inward-lookin...
by Ruang Interior on Apr 26, 2016

Serenity

Serenity is an incredibly beautiful house that reclines elegantly along the northern shoreline of Cape Yamu on the eastern coast of Phuket Island. The narrow linear site has stunning views of Por Bay and Phae Island in the foreground, while its conne...
by Ruang Interior on Dec 30, 2015

Trop V House

The striking feature of the Trop V House is the double-skin roof that employs steel louvers to create a shaded, ventilated space above a lower tiled roof. Th e house has a number of features that are reminiscent of the architect’s own residence, Ba...
by Ruang Interior on Dec 28, 2015

Transverse Konvergence House

The Transverse Convergence House is the residence and design studio of architect Vasu Virajsilp. The two-story 550-square meter house/studio, which is located off Sukhumvit Road, is remarkable for the plastic use of concrete to achieve a sculptural f...
by Ruang Interior on Nov 7, 2015
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