Project: Sky Clubhouse
Architects: Design in Motion
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Area: 2,690 sq ft
Photographs by: Soopakorn Srisakul
Sky Clubhouse by Design
Design in Motion is a Thai studio responsible for the elegant modern design of the Sky Clubhouse in the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand. The building is a facility of a residential project and it consists of a small gym on its upper floor with an unobstructed view of the outdoor spaces. Besides the gym, the Sky Clubhouse has a few interior and exterior areas that can support multi-purpose activities. But even with its limited space, the project creates an open and continuous space that connects the indoors and outdoors on both levels.
The Sky Clubhouse is a small building facility for a residential project in the suburb of Bangkok, Thailand. This project is served as a functional building for a private housing project, which consists of a small gym on the upper floor, interior living and exterior areas for multi-purpose activities.
With the limited space, the main idea of the project is to create the open and continuous space that can connect between inside and outside, below and upper levels. The design of ‘stepping floor’ is come to serve as a way to combine circulation, floorplan, activities and landscape that can lead visitor from ground level along the way to the gym on the upper floor. Meanwhile the space under the step has been used to hide all the service area of the building.
The step also used to divide the floor into each small platform that can serve various activities and functions. Each of these platforms provides with adequate space that can change to fit the need for several functions such as relaxing space, working table or amphitheater for a small group of people. Furthermore, between this platforms are integrated with a small garden that carefully placed to add the greenery atmosphere and create privacy between each platform at the same time.
The overall materials are the standard economical material in Thailand, concrete, terrazzo floor, and aluminum window. But the main character of the building is the white aluminum stripes façade that covers all ground floor interior space, gradually twist from vertical to horizontal, help filter the natural light from above and connect the view below to the outdoor area and landscape garden around the site. As appear from outside, it like the building is slowly opening ‘the curtain’ to explore the outside world.