Furniture from Buildings by Architectkidd
and Osisu


Thai architects Architectkidd and product designers Osisu have collaborated on a project where spare bits of cladding have been made into furniture.

Called Furniture from Buildings, the building features a perforated white aluminum-composite facade, with the circular off-cuts used as seats for stools.

The furniture also makes use of scrap wood from Bangkok construction sites.

Here's some more information from Architectkidd:


Furniture from Buildings

Architectkidd have been searching for simple approaches to recirculate waste materials from building construction into other uses.

For the facade of a recent building for the lighting company Lightmos in Bangkok, Thailand, the design objective was to create a new exterior layer to prevent the direct transmission of heat and outside light, while maintaining permeable qualities.

After experimenting with different materials and techniques, the selected facade material was white aluminum composite, an inexpensive but workable material.

Circular holes was used as a kind of an optimization technique because it was an efficient way to create a closed shape, and it minimized the machine cutting time for the facade panels.

To redirect the material offcuts from the building site, a cross-disclipinary approach was needed. Architectkidd collaborated with product designers Osisu to create a series that could integrate the aluminum “holes” into furniture design.

Along with the aluminum offcuts, scrap wood collected from other construction sites in Bangkok was utilized to form the support base of the seating.

The result is not only a building, but a new series of furniture available in a range of functions and scales - coffee tables, lounge seating and individual benches.

Posted on Sunday December 20th 2009 at 5:06 pm by Natasha Lyons. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • The building looks like more is appreciated from the inside out, rather than the other way around!

  • thomaschan

    the concept is stunning.. i has a good effect in the interior using those bubbles..hehehe.. it inspired me.

  • devin

    Aluminum is one of the most energy in-efficient materials that can be used in building construction. I really hope they are using a recycled composite, or the fact that its cheap would mean nothing and totally defeat the purpose of an aluminum facade

  • devilmaysay

    agreed. Nice interior. Kudos.

  • annie

    go Architectkidd!

  • Neville

    Cool approach in making 2 projects with one material. I feel like touching or eating (as a cheese) the facade: it’s simple, fun and attractive.

  • rdeamer

    yeah definately a really cool concept. But how did they re use the really small circles. I hope they made some kind of toys or jewellery or something.