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Space Scholarship

Fabrica design a new co-living space in Bangkok.

21 novembre 2017

Area: Design

Space Scholarship is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a leading property developer in Thailand, who commissioned to Fabrica the interior design of some condominium units in vibrant Bangkok. The project will be presented on 22 November 2017 in the Thai capital.

Space Scholarship is new co-living space given to seven students with financial difficulties in the form of a scholarship. The aim is to enable communication and human relations, allowing the students to benefit from a shared personal life and grow in a sense of community, keeping elevate standards of quality, service and safety.

 

 

The challenge for Fabrica was to design spaces for students – male and female - coming from different provinces, backgrounds, religions and cultures, who never met before. A theme which is very close to Fabrica, where since 1994 every day young thinkers from different countries share experiences and thoughts.

How to create spaces for sharing and also to experience privacy? This was the starting point for the Fabrica team to develop the design and the visual identity of Space Scholarship.

Through an iterative design process and an extensive research about the philosophy of co-living, the social overlapping is reflected in a variety of different scales, from the details, materials and colors to the shapes and the whole environment.

The interiors of the apartments are designed to have a dual purpose: they can be open or closed, depending if the students want to eat together or unfold the divider to study in privacy. The efficient use of space, hidden storage and practical nature of the furniture help the students to have an organized apartment.

Flexibility and functionality are also very relevant in the design. Some characteristic elements are movable and adaptable, so the students can change the configuration to fulfill their personal needs. By utilizing the aspects of multi-purpose and modular, elements fit neatly into each other without a loss of space. An example is how the main table in the girls’ flat can transform into a workstation, giving privacy, storage and a space for students to concentrate.

Thanks to Fabrica’s culturally rich design, the students’ intimacy and personal moments are respected, allowing them to gain a sense of responsibility and independence and also a sense of “home”.

Space Scholarship
Opening: 22-26 November 2017
10.00 am -18.00 pm
Woof Pack Bangkok
Salaldaeng Soi 1, Rama IV Road