Mae Sot adobe house:
Champe's Home is located in a rural area of Mae Sot, where the old traditional Thai house is still the most common building. Champee, the home owner, who has been participating in several construction workshops, was specially interested in building a house using only environmental friendly materials.
In order to reduce the cost and speed up the construction, the materials choosen had to be easy to work with and locally available, which would allow friends and neighbours withouth construction experience to participate.
-Lead Designer: Albert Company Olmo
-Location: Mae Sot, Thailand
-Project Year: 2014
-Collaborators: STTC ( Science and Technological Training Center)
-Budget: 15,000 USD
-Photographs Franc Pallares, Jan Glasmeier
Considering such a peaceful and traditional atmosphere, the design tries to follow certain elements of the local architecture but incorporating new materials, such as earthen bricks.
The house is divided in two separate units, defining clearly the private from the public/service space.
Both blocks are connected with an outdoor wooden terrace that opens up to the great view of the sunset and brings natural light and crossing ventilation to the house. The recycled glass bottles inserted in the walls, are aiming to give a warm contrast to the massive earthen walls and bring more extra natural light in the rooms.
During the construction,several groups of young migrant students were participating aiming to learn more about sustainable construction techniques.