Located in Kaoyai Nakornratchasima Thailand this single storey house is designed by Openbox Company. The project was completed in 2010 and the building is situated on the edge of a man-made lake near to Kaoyai National Park.
We were enchanted by the spacious and bright collection of spaces arranged in a flexible floor plan. Located very close to a lake the residence benefits from green surroundings and also from the proximity of the Botanical Garden. The renovated apartment building shelters several apartments but this is one of the most elegant and beautiful ones.
The inside is defined by a regular grid of 1.5m whose intermediate lines leave gaps for internal walls to be added when needed. Each side of the walls can have a different color/finishing which allows a dramatic change through a simple wall rotation. The beauty of the MIMA houses lies in the fact that despite its standardized construction methods they can be customized in various parameters; no two houses are the same.
The house has a spiral structure with its origin at the central courtyard offering varying degrees of privacy. The bedroom and the bathroom are situated behind the courtyard whereas the kitchen and living area are placed around the garage as you look from the entrance.
The living area is full of distinctive furniture by Studio Rolf.fr that includes chairs wrapped in bandages and cabinets that appear to sliced in half. The exposed and painted brickwork walls have visible traces of stripped away floor joists whereas the new partitions and floors are timber painted grey.