[Chat Architects - Samsen STREET Hotel - COVER IMG] Samsen STREET Hotel - view of outdoor movie pool court with leg-dangling balconies/photo by W Workspace

Samsen STREET Hotel

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture
Firm LocationBangkok, Thailand
Project locationBangkok, Thailand
CompanyChat Architects
Lead ArchitectChatpong Chuenrudeemol
Design TeamArchitectural Design Team: Prueksakun Kornudom, Natthapakorn Kapukum. Interior Design Team: Karn Chuensriswang. Lighting Design: Gooodlux Design Consultancy
ClientL.S. Hotels & Resorts Group

The Samsen STREET Hotel involves the renovation of an existing Bangkok curtain sex motel through the insertion of a “living scaffolding”. This scaffolding transforms a once dark and introverted sex motel into a lively “street“ hotel by promoting new types of urban public activities derived from forgotten/neglected Thai urban and rural traditions. In providing stations for local street food vendors, showcasing outdoor movies, and staging neighbourhood concerts/outdoor movies, the building re-defines the idea of Southeast Asian urban-tropical community with programs that are uniquely Bangkok.