PDA associate puredesigns presents the ‘kanut house’ cafe located in the ban don market district; a promising center of economy, commerce, transport and education in suratthani, thailand. the architects worked in close contact with the owner, in order to create a cool and minimalist meeting place that invites people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
all pictures from may-t ueda
design by PDA partner puredesigns generates a curved greenhouse, showcasing a minimalist aesthetic with a dark monochrome color palette. curved black arches are incorporated as niches and openings in the cafe, to add height and enhance the feeling of space. the soft curves serve as a key element in the project, making the “kanut house” appear as a fluid relaxed environment, rather than as rigid.
the cafe was constructed with common materials that are frequently used in the area, such as terrazzo and washed stoneware, with the PDA team using them in a more contemporary way, in keeping with today’s trends. Meanwhile, all the furniture is made of wood and rattan, which makes the interior lighter. the design achieves a balance between dark black massing, and large arched openings that direct views towards the tall trees of the garden. interior and exterior are one, in a peaceful and bright environment with lush vegetation reminiscent of a tropical forest scene.
Name: kanut house coffee
architecture office : PDA partner puredesigns
group project: mai-t ueda, soingoen tongpitak
site: muang district, suratthani, thailand
Region: 118.25 m2
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | design boom