H dining

H dining

Architect
PHTAA Living Design
Location
Bangkok, Thailand | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Bars

Restaurants
Jinnawat

H dining

PHTAA Living Design as Architects

H dining is the coffee bar and restaurant at the center of Bangkok. To create place for neighborhood, home-like place has design to keep the function of the house as living in a home where has lively front yard. The experiment of typical Thai materials, zigzag brick and rattan create new difference sense of space.

 

H-dining takes its name from both the owner’s previous cafe, “Hand and Heart” and its accommodation in an existing house / home. The overall design was inspired by the renovation of a typical 1960/70s suburban Bangkok house with the aim of keeping a domestic feeling without resorting to cliches of suburbia. From the street, the demolition of the existing wall on the boundary of the property allows the streetscape to flow onto the front lawn and create a sense of openness to the property.

 

Once in the front yard, one passes loosely arranged, semi-enclosed pavilions, which house a hot dog stand, performance space, and craft beer bar. These semi-outdoor dining areas are separated by walls constructed of interlocking concrete pavement blocks, often used on footpaths in Bangkok. The blocks, which are laid either vertically or horizontally, are painted red-brown by hand to make a random design, adding an artistic touch to a mass-produced element that has been given a new function. The pavilions remain open to the sky with the use of clear roof sheeting, shaded by the trees in the garden.

 

Before entering the main house itself, guests are allowed a back-of-house view of the bar through the large plate glass window, again to promote the idea of openness. Inside the entrance is a cylindrical stainless steel stand from where guests can choose to dine upstairs or downstairs. In contrast to the stand, the bar and furniture throughout the interior keep a domestic feel, with the use of rattan and wood.

 

Material Used:

1. Synthesis Rattan

2. Zigzag red brick

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Lighting designer Luxit
ManufacturersSynthetic Rattan Furniture
Product Spec Sheet
Lighting designer
by Luxit
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