The Oriental Fine Art
Highly Commended Architectural Design Award,
The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
The Oriental Fine Art is an adaptive reuse of a shophouse at Surin Beach in Phuket. Its surrounding views are the Andaman Sea at its west and a hill at its south. It houses antique oriental art galleries on three lower floors and is the owner’s residence on the fourth floor. The interior space of each floor connects to open wells at various locations.
As the existing building has no architectural merit, the whole building is modified but only maintains its structure. The building is renovated and extended. The building design aims to contribute to the value of the antique arts and make the most of the surrounding views. The building is in a simple and abstract form and neutral colors to act as a plain background and surrounding for the displayed antique arts inside.
The building is in a reinforced concrete structure; exterior materials are granite, cement tiles, wood, white painted plaster, and clear float glass with wood frames; interior materials are granite, wood, ceramic tiles, and white painted plaster.
Antique Art Gallery