Oct 02, 2019      1,100
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When architects transform a 60 year old house based on the preferences and style of the owner until receiving the award in 2019


This 60 year old house, in addition to being in disrepair, has functions that are not suitable for modern life. Also have flooding into the house during the rainy season. The owner of the house, the architect, therefore managed to transform the house. The main problem is to keep the same house, built more houses, and adjust the main usage area to the second floor to escape the flood by using SHERA products as the main hero to build the whole house, beautiful, durable, easy to install, importantly no need to be afraid of water anymore.

When the old house that lived for a long time began to deteriorate, in addition, there was flooding into the house during the rainy season, causing both owners of the house, Mr. Somrit and Pauline Sunthornrangsee, the architect and interior designer, decided to renovate the house. By changing the old house that was built 60 years ago into a modern black loft style house by trusting to use SHERA products as the main material for designing the whole house.

Pauline and Somrit Soonthornrungsee, the owners of a modern loft design house, both designed by themselves

This house is located in the Sathorn area in the heart of the city. Somrit said that his mother built a house in 1962. Although there were some internal improvements, he didn't do much. This home improvement is considered a big time to completely change the look of the house. This house also received the award for the 10 livable houses of the year 2019 from Baan and Suan magazine.

"The problem encountered is that when the heavy rain floods almost every time into the house. We are tired of having to clean, so I think that the design and rebuilt are whole houses and buildings. Now, the daughter who has lived in this house since very small said not to dismantle at all, he missed the original house. So it was an inspiration to keep the house and have a new house to connect together. This is a concept of "Before & After" that allows the home space to be harmoniously connected together. The characteristics of the relationship between the architectural elements of the building such as shapes that are combined together. As well as coordination with the internal utility space to get the most benefit. " Somrit explained the origin of this home renovation.

Old and new houses are connected seamlessly from the outside. Choose SHERA Splendid Plank with a modern black look

Before and after renovation

Because they are both designers, both homeowners clearly divide their duties. Somrit is a structural design architect and external architecture. As for Pauline, commissioned for interior decoration with the following design concepts

  • Maintain the old house structure, but dismantling the roof and raising the new roof to the same height, make the house look airy. The new house uses steel structures for quick construction. Design is a 3 and a half story house.
  • Position the house with regard to consistency with the sun and wind direction. There is an extension of the front of the house and the old house is opposite the new house to trap the wind. At the same time, the window position is in the direction that the wind will blow easily into the house. Making the house cool and comfortable even without turning on the air conditioner
  • Open the space between the two houses to have a courtyard in the middle. No matter where you are, you can see all the green areas. The interior is connected between the two houses. When in the house, almost never felt which part was the old and new house.
  • Bring all the living areas to the second floor. Both the living room, the kitchen, the dining room and the bedroom to create privacy in use at the same time, no need to worry about flooding problems anymore.

Open the court in the middle of the house and choose to use louvers windows to let the wind blow through the house. There is an extension of the front of the house, the original house is sticking out and drilling open the window to open the wind as well both owners also deliberately cracked the plaster walls that are symbolic to represent the meaning of the old house to see the traces of the old brick in the pre-beautiful era.

Both homeowners also pay attention to the selection of materials. By using almost all SHERA products from interior and exterior walls, floors in the house, ceiling to roofsFor the reasons of easy to maintenance, fast installation, and its beautiful and modern touch to match with the house.

The exterior of the house selected SHERA Splendid Plank to cover off vertically giving an unusual line from the generally used horizontal, an interesting alternative for exterior decoration, and also paired with the modern, beautiful steel structure.

"We consider SHERA as the Future Home Renovation Products. SHERA's products answer everything because they have complete materials. Can be applied to almost all new houses. In addition to being able to work well, it also comes out as beautiful as needed. Another advantage of construction is that if it is real wood, we cannot get the same size of wood to be used. But every SHERA product from the factory has the same size precision dimension. For example, the wood cover with Splendid SHERA makes it possible to calculate first to be installed perfectly into the wall. The construction is simple, convenient, fast, and most importantly, in terms of feeling, it feels like real wood.". For product selection, use SHERA products to build the entire house.

  • As for the old house, all the roofs have been removed. The slope has been adjusted from 12 degrees to 35 degrees by raising the gable to 5 meters from the original and using the Black Limited Edition SHERA roof, which has a kite-like tile pattern in the past. As for the new house, use White Trilon Cool Roof To stand out from the differences
  • The house exterior use SHERA ply wood coverThe advantage is that it can overlap the leaves. Therefore there is no problem about water entering In most cases, the cover wood is usually used in landscape. But the home owner applied it in a vertical style, which looks beautiful, exotic and modern. In addition, there are some black, made of SHERA wood panels used in the house as well. The details of the wood pattern contrasted with the smooth white wall. Make it look gimmicky
  • Use the steel frame stairs SHERA stair flooring, which is strong and durable. Able to support the weight well without being fragile
  • On the 2nd and 3rd floors, SHERA flooring almost all special black colors make the house look more modern than natural wood flooring in general.
  • As for the ceiling, choose to use SHERA board the pattern of the white V-grooving pattern makes the house sloping along the roof slope, making the house look wide and airy.
  • Choose SHERA veneer which works well like plywood but has water and termite resistance Used with built-in work and covered with laminate
  • On the mezzanine floor, use SHERA board, 20 mm. Thick, easy to install, light weight, than concrete pipe bonding. Therefore does not create a burden on the structure

The roofs of the old house used the Limited Edition black SHERA roof, similar to the black kite tiles, while the new house used white trilon tiles that reflect heat into the house.

The living room is open and the whole hall is open. All around, choosing a door, window, glass paneling, open to receive light into the house. The side of the court uses louver windows to open the air. As for the flooring, SHERA floor tiles give the pattern and feel of real wood. Create a feeling of being comfortable

SHERA wood flooring in the house is made of black in a modern style that homeowners like. The material has wooden patterns, smooth like real wood but easy to care for. Resistant to both moisture and termites Is another idea that shows that it can be used both internally and externally, equally beautiful

The choice of using black tones is mainly based on all of your Pauline ideas and preferences. All materials used are therefore black as well. The house is decorated in a mix and match style, although the colors are simple, but there are chic details suitable for the personality of the owner. There is usage downstairs as an office. When going upstairs, the space between the old house and the new house can be seen, connected and multi-function. The whole living area The dining and kitchen areas on the third floor are designed to be the daughter's personal space. There is a bedroom, a rest area with a small mezzanine for storing books. Connect to the balcony easily.

"In the past, we saw that flooring wood is a synthetic wood that is more commonly used for outdoor terraces, which in fact it can be used inside the house as well as being more durable than the outside. When finished, it looks like real wood. Or mezzanine floor, we use 20 mm thick SHERA board. Because we need strength and then show the raw color like bare cement as well"

The bedroom is decorated in a cool style. Emphasizing the black and white tones, but playing the gimic graphic patterns on the fabric, reducing the smoothness to look gimmicky. Modern black SHERA wood flooring

On the third floor, the design is the daughter's resting area. Choose a black SHERA floor to match the second floor. And add mezzanine to collect books The floor on the mezzanine floor uses floor tiles SHERA board, 20 millimeters thick. The original color of the material coated on the other layer gives the feeling of bare cement but is easier to install with a dry system. Continue out onto the balcony outside of SHERA wood flooring.

The steel frame stairs are designed to be simple. Slim but slim looking harmonious when laid on the floor of the SHERA staircase, which can be brought forward and installed quickly on site is strong and durable and able to support the weight well without being fragile or easily broken

Inside the kitchen and dining area use the second floor area of ​​the original house seamlessly connected to the living room. The old roof is dismantled and the new roof is raised by another 1.5 meters, making the house look airy. SHERA ceiling tiles are selected according to the slope of the roof and insulate the heat insulation inside the other layer.

SHERA decorative sheet, V groove, makes the white color to open the ceiling to look tall and airy. As for the glass panel, allowing light to fully enter the house

"The product can be applied to many other applications. What I have tried to do is to use the splendid wood to install the gable roof, next to the front door, including SHERA skirt to decorate the original cement fence wall, turns out to be an interesting pattern." Mr. Somrit commented on the use of products in other forms.

"If our house uses general wood when it rains, we may be afraid that the rain will splash and the floor will be damaged. But SHERA flooring does not have to worry about this. This is another minor points that we actually feel that it matters. Also, the durability of the products, including termite resistance, will stay with us for a long time." Pauline added. While also telling us that when the house is completed, it will make living the answer to the lifestyle that is desired.

"Changing to the main life on the second floor is a new perspective. At the same time when I was in my old house, I had always been on the ground floor, sometimes I didn't open the door and window because I was afraid of dust or anything. But when coming up to the second floor, it's different. It changed the perspective and the way of life.” Pauline concluded with a happy voice.

Although there are openings around the house, don't worry if you forget to close the doors and windows around the house while it rains. Because SHERA flooring is resistant to moisture and flooding

SHERA Splendid wood interior wall panel, used with antique window, made from black

Makha wood flooring, old house and wooden floor, new house using SHERA wood floor, adjust the floor level evenly to be smooth and easy to use. Another way to blend old and new together perfectly


For those interested in home design and improvement, please contact and ask for more details at Design Com-bini Co., Ltd - phone (66) 8-1614-6766, (66) 8-1916-4176



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