Skyscape, the house built on top of a skyscraper
In the cetre of Bangkok, studio WARchitect has created Skyscape by transforming the roof of a skyscraper into a private house.
The owner of an apartment complex in Bangkok turned to WARchitect to transform the roof of one of his buildings into his own home. The team of architects was not overwhelmed by the challenge and, in the end, created Skyscape.
The project involved the actual construction of a house, complete with an outdoor courtyard, using the entire roof area of a skyscraper. In addition, the peculiarity of Skyscape lies in the fact that from a stylistic point of view, but also in terms of choice of materials, the house is drastically different from the style of the building on which it rests its foundations.
Developed on a single floor, Skyscape is closed on three sides and completely open on the fourth, which opens up through degrees of glass on the gravel courtyard. Inside the space is divided into a dining room, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a small central courtyard, which allows all rooms to have an opening.
The style is minimal and linear, and the winning choice has been to cover all the surfaces, floors, walls and ceilings, with long and thin Balau wooden beams, which visually heats the room.
If you dream of a refuge that allows you to be invisible to everyone and at the same time to enjoy a breathtaking view, a house like Skyscape is for you.