A major pain point of staying in 64 sq.m. of duplex condominium unit, which is used for a home-studio for an animator and an artist, is that there is not enough space for dwelling. Moreover, a double-volume space of living area with a huge glass curtain wall, faces West. High temperature occurs all day long, since it allows direct sunlight to come inside.

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PROJECT | Duplicate-Duplex
TYPE | private residence / home-studio
LOCATION | Phayathai Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
OWNER | Ms. Najaree Ratanajiajaroen/ Mr. Chanon Treenet
ARCHITECT | TOUCH Architect Co.,Ltd.
WEBSITE | www.toucharchitect.com
FLOOR AREA | 64 sq.m.
FLOOR AREA (by proposing) | 75 sq.m.
CONTRACTOR | Legend Construction Group
PHOTOGRAPHER | Chalermwat Wongchompoo (Sofography)

Duplicate-Duplex By TOUCH Architect - Sheet7In order to solve both mentioned problems, three addition items are proposed which are, GRID PARTITION, EXTENSION DECK, and STEPPING SPACE.

A glass partition not only dividing space between kitchen and living, but also helps reduce electricity charge from air-condition. Grid-like of double glass frame is for stuff and stationery hanging, as to serve the owners’ activities.

Duplicate-Duplex By TOUCH Architect - Sheet9

Extension deck would help filtrating heat from direct sunlight, since an existing high glass facade facing West.

Duplicate-Duplex By TOUCH Architect - Sheet10An existing staircase for going up to the second-floor bedroom, is added by a proposed space above, since this condominium unit has no enough space for dwelling or storage. In order to utilize the space in a small condominium, creating another staircase above the existing one helps increase the space.

Duplicate-Duplex By TOUCH Architect - Sheet12The grid partition and the extension deck help ‘decrease’ the electricity charge, while the extension deck and the stepping space help ‘increase’ the space for 11 sq.m.


“TOUCH Architect, founded in 2014 by the architects, Setthakarn Yangderm and Parpis Leelaniramol, which is a design studio based in Bangkok. It was changed from mini studio into a company with a great chance of an improvement. Founders are collaborating together with the team in design, construction, and management.

“TOUCH” comes from our expertise and services which cover all project stages. It focuses on basic human needs together with cultural, environmental concern and context experiment, with an aesthetic of sustainability architecture. An ordinary structure and simple material are used to form an architecture, as well as to create functional and practical dwellings.

Full scope of design services includes all various types of project phases, from clients’ disposition, project research and concept, design development, construction drawing and permission, construction inspection, as well as, technical supervision.

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