Reclaimed wooden common into panels covers this small cafe designed by CUP Scale Studio within the centre of Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.
Referred to as Boobun Pocket Cafe, the compact constructing contains a espresso bar on the bottom ground and seating areas on its higher storeys which might be shaped from interlocking picket platforms.
CUP Scale Studio designed the constructing to fit right into a 10-metre-by-10-metre plot, which is nestled behind two personal properties fronting a busy street within the Pak Nam Pho district.
The cafe is raised above the bottom on a small plinth and open at its base. This creates an open public area and entrance to the constructing that helps cut back inner temperatures.
“The raised area below the constructing is a public area to attach actions,” the studio instructed Dezeen.
“Elevating the ground creates a separation of usable areas for max use in a small area.”
Boobun Pocket Cafe’s facades are constructed from panels of recycled tropical hardwood collected by the proprietor. These are of the Teng and Mai Daeng hardwood varieties, which have a particular reddish hue.
The facade is gridded, with distinctive curved corners and clerestory home windows to deliver mild into the higher seating areas.
Crimson-steel I-beams help the flooring and the facade. The 4 main columns are inset from the elevation and stand up by way of the constructing.
On getting into Boobun Pocket Cafe, a espresso counter and bakery cabinets line the again wall of the open floor ground. Landscaped borders outline the perimeter.
Picket stairs result in staggered half-landings and niches within the seating areas, described by the studio as a “lounge”, for guests to the cafe.
A focus of the inside is a lightwell that helps to light up the seating areas.
The raised type of the cafe is knowledgeable by Thai vernacular architectural methods, wherein wind passes below the constructing to assist cut back inner temperatures.
Elevating the constructing additionally helps to minimise the moisture that may trigger the wooden to shrink and prevents termites from damaging the facades.
CUP Scale Studio is a Thai observe based by Santi Aramwibul. Boobun Pocket Cafe is shortlisted within the hospitality undertaking class of the Dezeen Awards 2023.
Different cafes in Thailand not too long ago featured on Dezeen embody a glass and concrete constructing in a stepped round panorama by Looklen Architects and a constructing consisting of a sequence of minimal pavilions by IDIN Architects.
The images is by Chamaiphorn Lamaiphan and Santi Aramwibul.