Road to ARCHINESIA Week #4: Atelier Kampot by Bloom Architecture
Atelier Kampot is a modern residence with a restaurant on the ground floor, a refurbishment project of a historical shophouse in Kampot, Cambodia. The architect, Bloom Architecture want to introduce the notion of preservation and importance of endangered colonial center with an innovative approach.
Each room is naturally ventilated and lit by a large courtyard, which is used as a service lightwell/air-well in the building. There is a spiral staircase in this ‘in-house’ courtyard to connect every room in the building.
At the top of the staircase also this house, there is a space called ‘the nest’. It is a hidden lightweight metal structure, only visible from the inside, offering a view to the mountainous landscape of Kampot.
Through this project, the architect wants to deliver an idea that the present can be anchored in tradition. The effects of time on the historic facade is maintained while new contemporary construction is inserted inside the heritage envelope to modernize the house and offer new use. Besides that, recycled wood from the original house was reclaimed and used to make new custom furniture and windows. The natural patina blurs the boundaries between the old and the new to give the place a timeless feeling.
Architect: Bloom Architecture
Design Principal: Antoine Meinnel
Location: Kampot, Cambodia
Site Area: 120 sqm.
Floor Area: 320 sqm.
Contractor: KM Engineering
Photographer: Nataly Lee
Antoine Meinnel is an architect from Cambodia. He is a founder of Bloom Architecture and also becomes one of our speakers in ARCHINESIA ASEAN Architecture Seminar 2020. He will share his idea and thought about “Future House: Light, Fast, and Affordable” on April 4th, 2020 at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD, Tangerang, Banten. For further information about the event, please check our social media or/and direct approach to our team through the contact person below.
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