Handcrafted wooden facade sweeps across VMA design studio’s hostel in Bangkok.

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In the Sao Chingcha District of Bangkok, VMA Design Studio has transformed Double B Hostel with a stunning wooden facade that is sure to catch the eye of passersby. Drawing inspiration from the district’s rich history of handmade craftwork, the facade is composed of handcrafted wooden rods that gracefully sweep across the front of the building and continue inside to adorn the lobby and internal walls.

Located in an area known for its cultural and historical significance, Double B Hostel faced a unique challenge due to height restrictions in the old town area. With neighboring structures maximizing their usage and leaving minimal gaps, the designers had to find a solution. They proposed the creation of a central courtyard space that would not only draw visitors from the narrow front of the building, but also act as a second front area, connecting to the hotel function and cafe and lounge zone.

The handcrafted wooden rods were carefully bent and shaped to create an undulating effect, showcasing the natural grain and textures of the wood. This dynamic configuration adds a touch of drama to the streetscape, capturing the attention of anyone passing by.

Not only does the wooden facade make a visual impact, but it also serves a functional purpose. By wrapping the facade and interior surfaces in one swoop, it creates a cohesive and visually stunning design that seamlessly connects the exterior and interior spaces.

Double B Hostel is a prime example of how design can enhance the overall experience of a space. VMA Design Studio’s thoughtful consideration of the site’s historical culture and unique challenges resulted in a one-of-a-kind hostel that enlivens the Sao Chingcha District. With its handcrafted wooden facade and inviting central courtyard, Double B Hostel is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Bangkok’s cultural and historical heritage.

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