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The renovation project began with a hollow, decrepit skeleton frame of two former commercial buildings. Using the existing framework and not much else, the architects were able to create a beautifully contemporary home with separate living quarters accessed by an elevator at the back of the building. Each family unit has two floors with ample living space, bedrooms and a kitchen. The top level is the community area, with an open-concept living space and dining room for the entire family.

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Although the structure is located in bustling Bangkok, the home is quite serene, with large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide optimal natural light throughout. Additionally, a tall ficus tree rises through the core of the home, giving the contemporary interior a touch of nature.

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