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Corrugated Concrete Covers The Exterior Of This Restaurant In Thailand

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.

Architecture and interior design firm ASWA (Architectural Studio of Work – Aholic), has recently completed the Khao Niao Restaurant + Onda Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand.

One key design feature that sets it apart from the surrounding buildings is the wavy precast concrete facade.

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.

The L-shaped building, with its corrugated horizontal facade, also includes a series of arches, varying in size, that provide a glimpse of the interior spaces.

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.

To create the facade, the contractor used a standard corrugated roof tile as the primary mold casting.

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.

Then the modular concrete tiles were positioned together to create a large 6×8 square meters onsite concrete mould on the ground, which operates as a master mould casting to cast all facade panels.

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.
A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.

Hidden from the street and located at the rear of the building, is a grassy garden with a tree. Arches of different sizes provide a glimpse of the restaurant and cafe interiors, while a covered patio provides a place to enjoy the outdoor space.

A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.
A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.
A modern restaurant and cafe with a wavy pre-case concrete facade and arched openings.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden, and arched details.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden, and arched details.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden, and arched details.

Separating the restaurant and the cafe is a covered walkway with a skylight and a garden. This area, together with the garden, can be used as a small event space.

A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden, and arched details.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a covered patio and garden.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a wall of glass.
A modern cafe and restaurant with a wall of glass.
A modern cafe with curved glass windows.

The interior of the restaurant and cafe is bright and welcoming thanks to the natural light from the arched windows, high ceilings, and material choices.

A modern cafe and restaurant with arched windows and wood details.
A modern cafe with arched windows and wood details.
A modern cafe with a wall of glass and a small patio.
A modern cafe with an arched window.

Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos of the precast concrete exterior being made.

Pre-cast wavy concrete forms used to create the exterior of a modern restaurant and cafe.
Pre-cast wavy concrete forms used to create the exterior of a modern restaurant and cafe.
Pre-cast wavy concrete forms used to create the exterior of a modern restaurant and cafe.
Pre-cast wavy concrete forms used to create the exterior of a modern restaurant and cafe.
Pre-cast wavy concrete forms used to create the exterior of a modern restaurant and cafe.

The floor plan.

The floor plan of a restaurant and cafe.
Photography ©ASWA

Source: Contemporist

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