Creative Reinterpretations
d+a|Issue 109
Creative Reinterpretations

Vernacular design and adaptive reuse are the focal points of these two best practices.

The small alleys of Phuket’s old town are packed with heritage shophouses that are long and narrow. These are like a human comfort system with an air-well in the middle that breaks the building’s length, and enables daylight and wind to enter the building naturally. The liberal use of patterned solar screens and patterned lattice panels help maintain the privacy of the occupants, while allowing for proper ventilation.


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Issue 109