Welcome to the exotic Thailand! Breathtaking views, amazing people, interesting food and an entire range of activities that might seem exotic to the Western tourist, are worth taking the “risk” of exploring the boundaries of an awesome Thai lifestyle! Finding yourself on a land that exhales cultural diversity, the Baan Citta house, located in the North part of the busy city of Bankok is the work of XXS, a design studio that mainly focuses on balancing aesthetics with functionality and creating seamless flows between spaces, in order to understand the client’s vision of an “ideal home” and bring him closer to his comfort zone.
Really fascinating, the house has a beautiful view over the lake. You can enjoy the beautiful lake sunsets from the intimacy of the upper bedrooms. What’s really amazing is the fact that you can also enjoy the lake view from the swimming pool, giving you that particular feeling that you are about to immerse into infinity. The house is really spacious and inspiring, due to the client’s request, who wanted a zen home, a perfect escape with plenty of open spaces. Baan Citta also inspires a strong connection with the environment.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts