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Under The Sun
by Patchara+Ornnicha Architecture

Under The Sun by Patchara Ornnicha Architects Co., Ltd.
Patchara Wongboonsin

Patchara+Ornnicha Architecture has created a playful use of space at a restaurant area for a resort in Thailand.


The project was conceived as a restaurant and playscape to sit alongside the coastal resort's reception area and is formed by two inverted quarter-spheres.

The upside-down quarter-sphere contains swings, while the upturned quarter-sphere forms a slide.

The shape encourages interaction and exploration from both the young and the young-at-heart, creating a sense of playfulness with the bold use of shapes and colour.

The quarter-spheres are made of 1.2 cm thick fibre-glass by local yacht makers who used a hull frame boat construction method to achieve sphere surfaces. By employing fibreglass, the structure is able to endure humidity and precipitation of seaside context.


This project has been longlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Patchara+Ornnicha Architecture

Project: Under The Sun

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