Thailand, and Bangkok in particular, is one of our favourite parts of the world here at Coolector HQ and for those that love the hustle and bustle of the city and have an enjoyment of refined, measured and luxurious architecture, the spectacular Marble House from OpenBox Architects is certainly going to resonate with your design sensibilities.
Described as a marriage of architecture and landscapes, the designs from OpenBox Architects are unquestionably amongst the most striking and luxurious we’ve seen here at The Coolector and this Marble House, situated on Ratchadapisake Road, a stone’s throw from downtown Bangkok, is one of their most impressive designs for sure and it’s hard to know where to begin when singing the praises of the design principles on show here.
The Marble House by OpenBox Architects is one of those design projects which simply works and from the minute you lay eyes on it, you’re compelled to follow the sleek lines of its construction. There are all sorts of wonderful design features inherent with the Marble House, both internally and externally, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more wonderfully well designed house than this in the bustling metropolis that is Bangkok.
It is situated on one end of a rectangular site and boasts a sizeable, eye-catching rain tree on the opposite end from the main house. With a spectacular contrast of what, on the face of it, is a simple structure and a fully grown rain tree adjacent to a truly luxurious swimming pool, the Marble House delivers a memorable visual impact and is a fine example of the architectural talents of OpenBox.
For anyone who has been to Bangkok before, you’ll know it is quite an enclosed city with little privacy between the buildings but this is something the Marble House endeavours to tackle with pockets of enclosed open terraces which do a bang up job of creating a sense of privacy whilst still delivering natural light and sufficient ventilation to the space. The empty space above these areas deliver a sort of ‘private sky’ for the residents to enjoy the often glorious weather of Thailand’s capital city.
As we love striking, unusual architectural designs here at Coolector HQ, the Marble House by OpenBox was always going to resonate with us but the fact it is also in one of our favourite cities was the real icing on the cake. This impeccable piece of design has marble as one of its main materials to counteract the temperatures in Bangkok as it is invariably sweltering hot there and marble is a material that can counter this as it so cool to the touch.
With a surface area of around 800 square metres, there is a lot of space to be enjoyed with the Marble House, which is built around an internal central courtyard and has the essential component of a swimming pool which will let you escape the muggy heats of Bangkok and relax and unwind in your own spot of tranquility within the wonderfully manic nature of the city.
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