To reduce its visual bulk, the plan for the Binary Wood House is based on coding building blocks of 0's and 1's – but you don't need to be a computer nerd to appreciate the result
Initially planned as an Airbnb/ private resort, Binary Wood House was eventually built to be a second home for a Bangkok family of five and, hopefully, the last home for the soon-retiree parents.
The entire design project of the house was based on a keycore value on which the owner and the designers agree —to always hold the predecessors in high regard. In other words, the house exists to respect those who came before, whether they be neighbours, local people, local animals, and local trees.
The binary system is an analogy we use to answer one of the design dilemmas: the owner’s request for optimum space and a tall l would have resulted in a massive presence which would have produced an eyesore and made its existence far from being respectful to the surroundings.
To reduce the sheer presence of the house, we used a modular design and assigned binary functions of either 0 (unoccupied/open space) or 1 (occupied/close space) for every module. Each module is 3.40m in width, length, and height to simplify the construction plan.
Some also have interchangeable functions regarding users’ preferences at different times of the day.
Architect : TA-CHA Design
Interior : TA-CHA Design Location : Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima
Architects in Charge : Waranyu Makarabhirom, Sonthad Srisang Structural Engineer : Montien Keawkon
Construction Coordinator : Thanpareeya Satthamnuwong
Area : 600 sq.m
Décor Stylist : Mylivingroom
Décor Item : Décor Vivant
Photographer : BeerSingnoi