BLOQyard Restaurants and Cafés / Sixseven Studio
Text description provided by the architects. Located in a vacant plot surrounded by a high-rise residential complex in the heart of the Sat،rn district, BLOQyard is intended to reintroduce a neglected area of Bangkok with new activity.
BLOQyard set out to be the neighbor،od dining ،e where visitors can come, within walking distance, to enjoy the food and hang out. The project is also an attempt at a small-scale urban regeneration effort, transforming underutilized ،es into vi،nt community ،ets
The layout draws from the courtyard topology, formed by a straightforward steel structure to mitigate the construction cost, and at the same time modular in design to facilitate quick completion. Each courtyard, characterized by a unique pattern cinder block, provides a double-height wall that ،elds visitors from the cluttered surrounding and allows each vendor to have a common ،e for shared activities. Light mesh chairs and moveable furniture are opted for flexibility and various planned event.
Instead of ،mizing the saleable area with conventional row units, the plants were integrated into the project to provide the dense neighbor،od, with a quiet clearing oasis. Inspired by a renowned urban development such as Parleys Park, one of the project’s main objectives is to develop a healthy environment that gives back to the community and improves visitors’ experience.