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.
Architect: Patchara+Ornnicha Architecture
Project: Under The Sun