WSS Residence is a private home located in Phaya Thai, a district in central Bangkok, Thailand. The home covers a total ground area of almost 800 square meters, and was designed by seARCHOFFICE in 2016, though it was built according to the owner’s own program.
The home enjoys the prestige of existing in this area, as most of the surrounding plots of land are covered by low-rise condominiums and no single family homes. Being a low rise property, however, gave it the added difficulty of needing to use architecture to its advantage in order to provide privacy for its residents.
In order to do this successfully, the home was designed vertically, in order to fully take advantage of the existing space within the lot. Additionally, all openings of the home lead to an internal courtyard, while all solid walls face the surrounding buildings.
In the interior, we will find that the first level has been designed with the idea of family in mind. All areas are intended to bring the individual family members together and partake in social activities. The rooms are spacious and open, encouraging the flow of air and natural light. The following levels hold the more private areas of the home, allowing each family member a space to express their individuality.