A hotel and restaurant made of handmade bricks. Baan Pomphet by Onion

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Architects
Onion Co. Ltd. and M.L. Chittawadi Chitrabongs.
Design team
Interior designer.- Onion Co. Ltd. Structural engineer.- Sawekchai Tangaramvong.
Client
Saralee Rattanapuchpong.
Builder
Double Click Construction Co. Ltd.
Area
2020 sqm.
Dates
Completion.- 2020.
Location
Next to “Pom Phet” Ancient Fortress, U Thong Road, Ayutthaya.
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Arisara Chaktranon, Siriyot Chaiamnuay. Onion

Onion is a Bangkok-based design practice founded in 2007 by Arisara Chaktranon and Siriyot Chaiamnuay. The two designers carry out a continuous exploration aimed at different needs for contemporary life styles. Onion brings the local craftsmen to explore the new techniques of using local materials. Together, they constantly push the boundaries of spatial designs in order to form a unified approach to retail and living experiences. The studioís portfolio includes a variety of products ranging from interior objects such as handmade lamps, chairs, tables, to architectural designs such as the boutique hotels entitled Sala at various locales. 

Arisara Chaktranon. Received a Bachelor of Architecture in Interior Architecture (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Masters Interdisciplinary design course in Interior, Industrial and Identity at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Worked as an interior architect at RDG planning & Design, Bangkok from 2000 to 2002. From 2005 until 2007 worked at Orbit Design studio as a senior interior designer. From 2007 has been a design director at Onion Co. Ltd.

Siriyot Chaiamnuay. Received a Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and a Master of Architecture Association, London. He worked for Architect 110 in Bangkok and Zaha Hadid Architects in London before becoming a design director at Onion Co. Ltd. He has been guest speaker at Chulalongkorn University, Thammazart University KMUTT, Chiangmai University and Kasetsart University. From 2003 to 2009 he was visiting instructor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Chulalongkorn University.

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