TYIN Tegnestue Architects Build Beautiful Community Library in Bangkok Using Recycled Materials

by , 01/25/12

Recycled Materials, humanitarian design, Green renovation, Green Resources, green Interiors, Architecture, bangkok, TYIN Tegnestue, local materials, recycled wood, local people, sustainable library

Measuring only 10 feet by 30 feet, The Old Market Library was built in one of Bangkok’s poorest areas for only $4,500. Featuring different spaces for different functions, the lower reading room has a raised wooden platform that offers a secure dry area during Thailand’s annual rainy season. A wall made from locally found decayed wood is brightened up with freshly colored wooden boxes leftover from one of CASEs earlier projects that are used as bookshelves.

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