Yangnar studio designed a house in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with the concept of bringing together simplicity, wisdom, and artisanal techniques to create architecture that can truly blend into the lifestyle of its residents. Baan Tita's design has been adapted by considering local wisdom, solar direction factors, weather, maintenance, material properties, and user interaction.
Above view Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
The house was built with authentic craftsmanship methods from local wisdom by local wood experts. Baan Tita's appearance is simple but beautiful without flashy decorations because it is adapted to nature. As in the house's walls, several sides use a sliding flow wall system (Fa-Lhai). This system can produce a unique wall rhythm and has the main function of air circulation and protection from insects.
Front view Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
Programmatically, Baan Tita is divided into 3 main levels, namely the lowest level, the second level, and the top level. The lowest level is the reception area, which anyone can easily access. This area also maintains a certain level of interaction between families and the connecting balcony, "Chan" as a transitional space.
Ground floor Baan Tita, Source by Yangnar Studio
1st floor Baan Tita, Source by Yangnar Studio
The second level is the upper platform of the "Thurn" floor, with a balcony directly connected to the kitchen area. At this level, the space division is a family room, living room, and kitchen. While the highest level is projected for bedrooms and work areas, which are the most private. The space under this house stores agricultural crops, wood workshops for families, and gathering areas.
Interior work space Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
Interior kitchen Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
Interior bedroom Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
Interior living room Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat
The simplicity of the design of Baan Tita manages to bring the amazing experience of a wooden house. Through the level setting, residents can feel the smallest level of transition from land to private space wisely through differences in elevation.
Chan Baan Tita, Photo by Rungkit Charoenwat