The architects work primarily on initiatives aimed at educating the community and encouraging the local people to re-appropriate their own spaces and projects.
One such case is the "old market library" in Bangkok, a library built for the Min Buri Old Market community.
The inner hall measuring 3 x 9 m is divided into two spaces, the first of which is full of bookshelves while the second is for reading and other activities. The project is completed by a small study and a pergola sheltering the courtyard from the strong sunlight.
The interior layout takes into account the possibility of flooding during the rainy season, and for this reason the supports for the books, old wooden crates procured by the local people, are placed at least 50 cm above the floor.
Design: Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grontvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Erlend Bauck Sole, Kasama Yamtree
Built by TYIN tegnestue + Min Buri community
Location: Min Buri, Bangkok, Thailand
Photographs: Pasi Aalto