Projects / Learning
Old Market Library, Min Buri, Bangkok, Thailand
Having done several projects in northern Thailand, Tyin wanted to work in an urban situation. The rehabilitation of an old house in Min Buri in Bangkok is the result of a collaboration with local CASE Studio Architects.
Architect: Tyin tegnestue and CASE Studio Architects
Published 05 Apr, 2010
The people in the Min Buri neighbourhood are classed as “urban poor”, and the former market area has deteriorated into near slum conditions. Tyin wanted to engage in a project that could have a positive effect on a wider community, and the collaboration with CASE Studio Architects allowed them to work in an urban context.
The library is a renovation of a hundred year old brick structure backing onto a canal. Because of flooding risks important areas have been raised, and a mezzanine provides structural stability. Local and recycled materials are used throughout.