Onion have made the Bear Residence in Cha-Am beach, Thailand.
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Bear Property is on Cha-Am Seashore, a famous seaside resort town in central Thailand, 3 hrs drive from Bangkok. The quick is to renovate a 3-storey developing of 8 metres wide and twenty-8 metres long, utilising an area of 3-hundred and eighty square metres, turning it into a 2nd property of the Sahawat family members. When the interior building started, in December 2011, the boy of the family was 2 years previous. A infant was expected. In April 2012, Bear Property was happily finished.
Bear Home belongs to the Thai Be@rbrick collectors. Sittawat Sahawat and Nipapat Sahawat are siblings who are fascinated by different sizes and types of Be@rbrick toys, produced by the Japanese business Medicom Toy Incorporated. Be@rbrick is an anthropomorphised bear with a simplified form and pot belly. Each and every plastic figure attributes 9 parts, namely head, torso, hips, arms, hands and legs. It has versatile joints and a swivelled head. Several artists have created decorative patterns for the normal mould this kind of as the British fashion designer Vivian Wes2od and Stash who is considered a single of New York’s graffiti legends. In the Sahawat family’s assortment, the main figures are BAPE camouflage print. They are twenty-8 centimetres large and referred to as 400% Be@rbricks as its real dimension, or a 100% Be@rbrick, is 6 centimetres high.
Size issues in Bear Residence. The design procedure does not start from the home itself but the Be@rbricks display cabinet. It is considered of as a property of 6teen 400% Be@rbricks. It is composed of steps, ladders and voids that fit the scale of twenty-8 centimetres tall figures. It occupies a entire wall of the dining room, linking the house’s entry to the residing region which is 3 stories higher. The cabinet is a central piece and a model of the property. It is produced of light coloured oak wooden panels resembling the other primary surfaces of the house. Bear Residence is a larger version of Be@rbricks’ display cabinet.
Miniature fixtures and oversize furniture are the features of Bear Home. Lamps and pillows are oversize so that the inhabitants may possibly come to feel smaller sized than they actually are. The property has 4 sizes of doorknobs, customised for distinct size of doors. They are at times as well large for a child’s hand and as well little for an adult’s hand. The ladder that seems as well high is one of the living area’s decorative elements. It prospects the gaze higher up to square skylights, oversize voids, and windows of diverse scale. Every single space on the upper floors overlook the hall of living location.
An enlarged Be@rbrick’s ladder is positioned in the master bedroom. It connects a area amongst the king size bed and a single day bed in an elevated hole. There are 2 views from this day bed. Next to the hole is the 3 stories hall overlooking the living spot. The opposite side across the area is the sea view. In front of the master bedroom stands a 100% Be@rbrick of 6ty centimetres high, painted in a pattern of police uniform. It is a unique collaboration amongst French label Paul&Joe and Medicom Toy. This 100% Be@rbrick can be seen from the living spot on the 2nd floor, the bedroom on the second floor, and the landing that links the stair and the ramp in the direction of the master bedroom.
Bear Property is vibrant and humorous. Its residing space and swimming pool are the front part of the property. The entire space is coloured by young Thai graffiti artists effectively recognized as MMFK and P7. In the living space, behind the oversize sofa, MMFK paints a one particular-eye monster, dressed up as a sailor, whereas P7 paints a blue bear head with striped eyebrows. Up coming to the swimming pool, on the wall of eleven metres lengthy, MMFK illustrates the cartoon representation of a bear devouring his iconic one-eye monster. P7 drew a black bear head with the word ‘surf’ on its forehead. These illustrations are customised only for Bear Property.
Architects: Onion Co., Ltd.
Photographer : Wison Tungthunya