Client Looking For a Bangkok Architect To Develop Two Architectural Designs of a House Next Door to Tennis Star, Paradorn Srichaphan – Thailand Architects Awarded The Project.

 

Thailand architects were happy to be picked as the architects, by our client, who was looking for a Bangkok architect to help develop ideas for a potential development of a luxury house, at his land at Prime Nature, Bangkok. Prime nature is one of Bangkok’s most prestigious residential developments with individual plots of land available to design and build a unique home. It has a natural ambience with home overlooking a lake.

Thailand architects were asked to design two different completely ideas, to offer the potential buyer options to how they would like their home. The land was directly next door to the home of the international tennis player, Paradorn Srichaphan.

Our client was specific the designs should be uniquely different offering two types of luxury home; yet encompassing similar features such as swimming pool, ponds, water features, home cinema and a relaxing atmosphere. Thailand architects are often asked to design luxury unique houses and we are most adept at a wide variety of design styles.

Our architectural team is based in Bangkok; however we design houses all over Thailand. Our architects have successfully completed architectural projects in Hua Hin, Bangkok, Surin, Kanchanburi, Samut Prakan, Prachinburi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Ubon Thani and Phuket; in addition to other areas.

It would be our pleasure to help you realise your dreams and help you design a wonderful home. One of our major attributes and benefits are our architects want you to be happy. We spend a great deal of time developing the ideas and providing as much assistance as we can.

Architectural design is not something that is completed quickly and the right amount of time must be spent to develop your ideas  and sculpt the design to the eventual successful conclusion. Thailand architects welcome your ideas and look forward to your enquiry. You may contact us via this web site. www.thailandarchitects.com

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Luxury Tropical Villa in Phuket by Thailand Architects

 

Thailand architects were asked to prepare an architectural fee proposal, for a large, tropical, luxury home on land in Phuket, Thailand. The client after consideration decided that Thailand Architects was the best architects to implement the design and contracts were signed.

The client had plenty of his own ideas and wanted it to be a beautiful villa of peace and relaxation. The villa design was to blend perfectly with the tropical location, amid beautiful landscaped gardens. So a resort style blend of Thai and Balinese influences was agreed upon and our architect spent many months developing ideas. The eventual outcome is a luxury villa with 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, living area, dining area, office, maids quarters, security and smart home systems. The villa was designed to take advantage of Thailand’s wonderful climate, so the home opened up to the external leisure areas including a garden,  tropical lagoon with water fall, villa pool, Sunken Sala with arched  bridge, sun deck areas, barbecue and outside dining. All architectural drawings were completed by our Thai architect including all the architectural, engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical, sanitary/plumbing.  On completion application for permissions to build were obtained from the local government offices.

Our architect Mac, worked closely with the client and you can see the final result in our high quality 3D render.

If you are looking for an architect in Thailand, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thailand Architect: The Architectural Process in Thailand

The Architectural Process in Thailand
The first step in building a house in Thailand, once you have land, is to seek the help of a professional, licenced Thai architect. The house you build is determined by the architect’s drawings and it is a vital part of the process. It is during the architectural stage that your house is designed and created. It can take 3-6 months once the preliminary design stage is confirmed by you; and depending on how quickly you respond to changes, the complexity/size of house and how long design development takes. Contact Thailand Architects.

Architectural Questionnaire
The first step once you have contacted Thailand architects is for us to gather all the information from you in regards your land and the house you wish to build. We have a questionnaire that helps you understand what information the architect requires. If you would like us to send you the questionnaire, please contact Thailand Architects.The information our architects require, includes a copy of the land title deed, photographs of the land, any ideas of style of house you like, the features and all that you want in your house; number of rooms, what rooms and any other related information.

Architectural Job Description & Fee Proposal
Once the architect has all that is required, it takes about 7 days for us to send you the written architect’s job description and fee proposal. This document is extremely useful as it provides you with the details of scope of works, deliverables, plus the approximate areas of the home, size and also an *approximate, projected estimate of what the construction cost could be. *Please Note: In construction, it is impossible to know an accurate, exact cost to build, until all the architectural drawings are completed, all specifications and materials chosen are known. So what the architect does is provide an approximate guide, based on current industry standards. It is an approximate guide to help you understand potential costs, but naturally can and will change as you develop your design and make clear what materials finishes etc, you want. Once you have reviewed the architect’s job description and confirmed, a deposit payment is made and once received, works begin. Payments are made in stages during the architectural process and written into the document. If you are looking for a Bangkok architect, or an architect in Thailand who can design your home and provide all professional architectural drawings, please contact us.

Preliminary Design Stage & Detailed Construction Drawings Stage
The two main steps in the architectural process are: preliminary design with design development stage, followed by the detailed construction drawings, based on your confirmed preliminary design. We explain what this is below.

The Preliminary Design Stage
The preliminary design stage includes the master plan, floor plans, and standard 3D perspectives. It is during this stage that the design development takes place and you work with the architect to create the home you want. This can easily be done via email and/or in meetings. Some of our clients live or work overseas, so Thailand Architects has perfected a great way to do the design via email and helped many busy customers this way. Communication can be in English too, which helps people who do not speak or write Thai so well. A basic material list is also started. It’s a fun stage as you see your home start to stake shape; and can add as much input as you want to.

In this stage there can be a few drafts or many drafts; all determined by the type of home, its complexity and how the design proceeds. Thailand architects are well known for providing an excellent service and we do not charge extra for changes and happy to develop the design until the client is happy. However naturally if it goes on longer than say 6 months, we may have to discuss further with you, but on average this stage is normally completed within 3-4 months and sometimes quicker. All depends on the client and the home. We are extremely flexible and very giving of our time. Our goal is that you, the client are happy and have a wonderful home that fits with what you want.

Once you confirm the preliminary design is completed, the architect will move onto the next stage, which is the detailed construction drawings stage.
If you are having interior design carried out, then this also can start during this stage and the interior designer involved. If you require interior design this is quoted for separately and the interior designer normally required the floor plans and confirmed areas to do so. But they can also help from the start if required and quote from the start. It all depends on the project and what the client requires.

Soil Test Survey
Please note: For the engineer to know the depth of piles into the ground and calculate structural loads, he requires the professional soil test survey to be done. This is very important so your structure is correct and can take the weight of the building. To not have a soil survey carried out, can result in very costly problems with subsidence, structural cracks and in the worst cases structural failure. So you must have a soil test survey done. Thailand Architects has assisted many clients facilitate this and can provide a quotation for this to be done for you. The soil test team will come to site and on average spend 1-2 days boring down with machinery, taking samples and then sending them to the laboratory for testing. After 2-3 weeks a professional report will be provided for you and our engineer in English and Thai. This survey should be done at the start of the architectural process and is quoted for separately. All construction should have a professional soil survey test done. Please contact us for a soil test survey.

Detailed Construction Drawings Stage
In this stage the architect, structural engineer, electrical engineer and sanitary/plumbing personal will develop your detailed drawings. If there are other professional drawings required, such as smart home systems, lighting design, security and landscaping etc, then they can be done too.It takes approximately 3-4 months after the preliminary design stage is completed, depending on size and complexity of the project. It includes detailed drawings for: architecture, structure, electrical, sanitary/plumbing, specialist systems, mechanical, interior design and landscaping (if required). Simply put all the detailed constructions drawings. Please note: Specialist works such as smart home systems, lighting design landscaping and interior design, are quoted for separately and not included in the architects job description and fee proposal, unless written in there after discussions with the client and costs have been calculated for the additional professional drawings required; as more professionals are required to complete those. They are not completed by the architect, but by professionals within that given field of expertise. Many clients do not require them, but if you do, please let us know. Unless they are specifically written into the job description, they are not included.

There will be times the architect contacts you to send you certain drawings for review, so you can see if you have all the specifications you want. Example: number and location of electrical power sockets, switches, fans, air cons and so on. The architect will also discuss any further matters regarding materials and all final details will be confirmed. On completion of the detailed construction drawings, final payment is made and once received; the architect will prepare the licence of architect and engineer, sign off all drawings and provide you this, so you can then apply for permissions to build from the local government office. You can also give sets of the drawings to construction contractors to provide you a construction quotation. Please Note: According to the Thai laws and regulations, as it is in most countries, stipulates the drawings must be provided in the local language (Thai), with measurements according to the countries accepted measurement system, and be signed off and created by the local licenced architect and engineer. So in Thailand’s case, the architectural construction drawings, must be completed by a licenced Thai architect and licenced Thai engineer.

If you would like Thailand Architects to provide you an architectural job description and fee proposal, please contact us. We have helped many people design their house in Thailand.

Luxury Modern House at The Phoenix Golf & Country Club, in Pattaya by Thailand Architects.

Thailand architects was pleased to complete the design for our client from Singapore, who wanted to design a modern, 2 story luxury house at The Phoenix Golf & Country Club, Pattaya. We won the contract to provide full professional architectural and engineering services, from concepts to completion, ready for construction.

The architectural design was to have a minimalist approach. U shaped family home with 4-5m high ceilings on the ground floor. The client wanted the house to be bright and airy. Good air flow with a balcony to run all around with the swimming pool being the main external feature.

Our architect Khun Yos worked closely with the client and supervised by Chris, who is head of design. Much was done by email as the client worked overseas, with occasional meetings when over. The architectural design took 8 months to complete, with the client involved throughout the process developing all ideas with us.

Thailand architects would like to thank our client for this wonderful opportunity and very glad he is pleased with all the results. As Bangkok architects we look forward to every project we do and do our best at all times. If you are seeking a Thai architect please contact us at Thailand Architects.

Thailand Architect – Where can you design houses in Thailand ?

Thailand architects has designed houses and provided professional architects drawings in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Prachinburi, Udon Thani, Kanchanaburi, Surin, Roi Et, Pakchong, Nakhonratchasima, Suan Son, Ban Phe, Rayong, Samut Prakan and many other locations throughout Thailand. As long as we have all the correct information from you in regards the land details and information on your house requirements, we can discuss the project with you. Thailand architects is based in Bangkok but we provide the architectural service in all parts of Thailand. Please contact us if you require an architect to help you design your house in Thailand.

Thailand architect – What are the main stages of architectural design drawings ?

The Main Stages of Architectural Drawings

Depending on how it is explained most architects would agree there are perhaps five to six stages in architectural design. Sometimes Conceptual Design is considered a separate stage to Schematic but they are kind of one of the same, as both effect each other. If you group all stages, then it could perhaps be said there are two main ones, which are the schematic design (sometimes referred to as the preliminary design) and construction drawings. Within this there is of course design development. Some of the stages are not always included as part of the architects scope of work, so this is all considered and agreed upon before architectural works begin.

Please note: Unless specifically requested from the start of communications with Thailand architects, we quote for the first three stages. This is because many of our clients do not require us to be involved in the construction budding or construction stages.

  1. Schematic Design & Conceptual Design
  2. Design Development.
  3. Construction Drawings, Detail and Documents.
  4. Construction Bidding.
  5. Construction Admin.

For example, quite often in single house design and build in Thailand, the architect is not involved in construction bidding and construction administration, unless requested specifically by the client. The architect can be involved if requested but in many cases, the client will find their own construction contractor and deal with this directly themselves.

Thailand architects have helped clients with construction and do get asked to do the complete service of design and build. We are flexible and like to assist you the client as much as we can. So if it is something we get asked for, we do our best to help you.

Schematic Design & Conceptual Design: This is can be referred to as the preliminary design stage. It is where having gathered all the information from the client, with regards to the land plot and all requirements, the architect creates the first architectural drawings which include the master plan, floor plans and onto elevations and perspectives. The house concept is created.

It is during this stage, the general scope and conceptual design of the project, including scale and relationships between building components. At the end of the schematic design phase the architect will present perspectives for the client’s approval.

Design Development: The design development stage is where the buildings rooms, areas, appearance and details of a project are developed, prior to the finalization of the project in Construction Documents. At Schematic Design, the spaces are examined at a whole building level. The client receives drafts and can of course comment, make changes and requests.

Construction Drawings, Detail and Documents: The construction drawings stage is carried out after the previous two stages are completed and the client is satisfied with the design. It is where various professionals, such as architect, engineer, electrical engineer, sanitary engineer and any other required personnel, carried out the detailed technical drawings of all aspects of the project. This will include architectural detail, structural, engineering, electrical, mechanical, sanitary/plumbing, systems and all required detail for the construction drawings. At the end of the stage and all payments are made the Thai architect will also supply any license documents and required for the application for permissions to build; in addition, to signing off all construction drawings.

Once everything is completed, then the client receives all drawings and can apply for permissions to build and engage the construction contractor to help them build the property.

If the client at the start of the project asked the architect to help them with a BOQ (bill of Quantity), help building the property, and/or supervise the project then this will continue on. But these details must be discussed at the start as often in Thailand, this is not the case or necessarily required for single house construction. So iron out all these details at the start.

If you are looking for a Bangkok architect, or an architect anywhere in Thailand, please send us an email. We are happy to help.

Bangkok Architect

We are a team of professional architects in Bangkok, providing a comprehensive architectural service in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. We are here to assist you with your architectural requirements. Thailand architects.com is the web site to display some of our architectural designs, give information on what we do and contact details. We speak Thai and English.

Our head architect is Yos Kangvankiattichai, who has been designing property for over 15 years. Together we have designed many houses, villas and property throughout Thailand and also internationally. Many of our clients live in Thailand and others work overseas. We can assist from the start of the architectural process, right the way through to the final detailed construction drawings. All signed off by our professional licenced Thai architect and licenced Thai engineer. If you would like our help and looking for a Bangkok architect, please do not hesitate to contact Thailand Architects.com

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Thailand Architects Design a Balinese Style ‘Tropical Villa’


Thailand architects designed a medium size, Balinese tropical house for a client. The client was looking for a Bangkok architect to help her with the architectural design of a holiday home. She liked the Balinese style and asked if we could design a medium sized tropical villa for her and her husband. It was to be within her budget for 5-6 million Baht with 3 bedrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 1 communal bathroom, living area, kitchen, laundry room, carport, storage room and small swimming pool.

Thailand architects design all styles and sizes of houses in Thailand. We have helped many people with architectural drawings and provide the complete professional service. If you are looking for a Thai architect who speaks English and require an architect in Thailand, to design your home, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to assist you.

Our Chiang Mai Architect ‘Khun Mac’ Designs Traditional Style Thai Villa – Thailand Architects. Khun Mac has worked with us for 15 years and helped many of our clients over the years.

 

 

Thailand Architects were asked to provide the full architectural design for a house in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. The client wanted it to be in a traditional Thai style with modern facilities. Its overall size was 698 sq.m and included: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living area, terraces, balconies, exercise area, maids’ room, kitchen, Thai kitchen, Jacuzzi, ponds, carport, motorcycle area and storage.

Specialist 3D renders were not requested so our standard 3D perspectives were satisfactory for the client (as seen here). We provide as standard within our architectural fees, 3D perspectives, to give the client an idea of how the home will look. If more detailed, artistic quality renders are required, Thailand architects can also provide this for an additional fee.

Thailand architects are here to assist you if you are looking for a professional Thai architect to help you with your project. We have our Chiang Mai architect Veeravit Vongkwo (Khun Mac) who has worked with us for 15 years and assisted many people with the architectural drawings for their homes, villas and projects. One of his architectural designs went on to win the Condé Nast Hottest boutique hotel award in SE Asia. If you are in other parts of Thailand, we can also assist and have done so many times for clients living in lots of different parts of Thailand. If you seek a Bangkok architect, we have our architects in Bangkok too. Our projects have included areas such as Bangkok, Hua Hin, Surin, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Prachinburi,  Ubon Ratchathani,  Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Phuket and many other locations. You may contact us by clicking here. We welcome your enquiry.

Thailand Architects: A Glossary of Frequently Used Words and Terms in Architecture

Architectural Terms

Below is a list of words and their meanings. It is not all the words you will here in architecture and certainly not all the terms used in architecture by architects, engineers and builders. However it is a good reference list that helps understand words, you may hear used. Some words and terms have varying meanings, so this is only meant as a basic guide to be helpful. Thailand architects hopes you find it informative. If you have any difficulty understand architectural terminology or do not know what a particular term means, you can always research it on the internet or ask the architect.

Arcade

An arcade is a series of arches supported by columns or other vertical elements.

Arch

An arch is a  curved or pointed structural element that is supported at its sides.

Architectural Symmetry

Architectural symmetry is a design characteristic, by which the two sides of a facade or architectural floor plan of a building, present mirror images of one another. You see this plenty in classical architecture.

Archway

An archway opening with a curved or pointed top.

Attic

An attic (sometimes referred to as a loft) is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building

Attic Window

An attic windows, is a window that provides light to an attic, and often located in a cornice.

Balcony

A balcony is a platform that projects out from the wall of a building, and which is enclosed on its outer three sides by a balustrade, railing, or parapet. On houses it is used to sit on, lay on or to enable a person to stand out on and look out. It allows the inside space to extend out to the outside.

Baluster

A vertical supporting element, similar to a small column.

Balustrade

A railing consisting of a row of balusters supporting a rail.

Bay

A section of a building distinguished by vertical elements such as columns or pillars. Often, a bay will protrude from the surface of the wall in which it is situated, thus creating a small, nook-like interior space, often of a rectangular or semi-hexagonal outline. See bay window.

Bay Window

A projecting bay that is lit on all of its projecting sides by windows. See bay.

Bow Window

A curved bay window.

Belvedere

A small, square cupola that functions as a lookout tower, located at the top of a building. Belvederes are characteristic of Italianate houses.

Brace

A reinforcing and/or stabilizing element of an architectural frame.

Bracket

A projection from a vertical surface that provides structural and/or visual support for overhanging elements such as cornices, balconies, and eaves.

Casement Window

A casement windows is a window frame that is hinged on one vertical side, and which swings open to either the inside or the outside of the building. You often see casement windows in pairs.

Central Hallway

A passageway that cuts through the center of a building, from front to back, and off of which rooms open to the sides.

Chalet

A timber dwelling, cottage, or lodge with a gable roof and wide eaves, indigenous to the Swiss Alps, but now found worldwide.

Classical Architecture

Architecture that is fashioned after the buildings of ancient Greece and Rome.

Colonnade

A colonnade is a range of columns that supports a string of continuous arches or a horizontal entablature.

Column

A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. A column is a supporting pillar consisting of a base, a shaft, and a capital on top of the shaft. Columns may be plain or ornamental.

Cornice

A cornice is a crowning projection at a roof line, often with molding or other classical detail.

Cornice Molding

A cornice molding is a decorative strip of wood running just below the eaves of a building. It is a a cross between a cornice and a molding. A cornice is a crowning projection at a roof line, while a molding is a decorative strip of wood.

Courtyard

A courtyard is an open space, usually open to the sky, enclosed by a building, often with an arcade or colonnade. It often creates a space to sit and relax, have a decorative feature, external garden, or merely a space between other spaces.

Cupola

A small dome, or hexagonal or octagonal tower, located at the top of a building. A cupola is sometimes topped with a lantern. As earlier mentioned, a belvedere is a square-shaped cupola.

Dormer Window

A perpendicular window located in a sloping roof; triangular walls join the window to the roof.

Double Doors

Two adjacent doors that share the same door frame, and between which there is no separating vertical member. Double doors are often called “French doors”, due to their preponderance in French architecture.

Eaves

The eaves on a house are the projecting edge of a roof that overhangs an exterior wall to protect it from the rain.

Exposed Rafters

Rafters that are exposed to the outside of a building. Rafters are the inclined, sloping framing members of a roof, and to which the roof covering is affixed.

Facade

An exterior wall, or face, of a building. The front facade of a building contains the building’s main entrance, the rear facade is the building’s rear exterior wall, and the side facades are a building’s side exterior walls.

Floor Plan

The arrangement of rooms in a building. In architectural drawings it is the layout of the rooms within the whole building.

Free-flowing Floor Plan

A floor plan in which there are no (or few) hallways, and rooms open directly onto one another, often through wide doorways. Sliding doors are popular in such a plan, as are central living rooms.

French Doors

French doors are two adjacent doors that share the same door frame, and between which there is no separating vertical member. French doors are often called “double doors.”

Gable Roof

A roof with two slopes – front and rear– joining at a single ridge line parallel to the entrance façade. When the ridge line of a gable-roofed house is perpendicular to the street, the roof is said to be a “gable-end roof.”

Gallery

A wide, wrap-around covered porch lined with columns on one side. A gallery connects interior rooms together, much like a hallway.

Grills

Ventilation panels.

Hardware

The metal fittings of a building, such as locks, latches, hinges, handles, and knobs.

Hipped Roof

A roof with four sloped sides. The sides meet at a ridge at the center of the roof. Two of the sides are trapezoidal in shape, while the remaining two sides are triangular, and thus meet the ridge at its end-points.

Masonry

Being of stone, brick, or concrete.

Moulding

A decorative strip of wood.

Over-hanging Rafters

Rafters that extend beyond the eaves of a roof. Rafters are the inclined, sloping framing members of a roof, to which the roof covering is affixed.

Pagoda

A pagoda tiered tower with multiple roof layers, constructed about a central axis pole. Indigenous to Asia (particularly to China, Japan, and Korea), and typically located there within Buddhist temple precincts, pagodas were built as decorative garden structures in the United States and Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, when exoticism in architectural ornament was highly fashionable. See eclecticism.

Palazzo

The Italian word for “palace.”

Palladian Window

An arched window immediately flanked by two smaller, non-arched windows, popularized by Andrea Palladio in northern Italy in the 16th century.

Patio

A patio is similar to a terrace; a patio is an outdoor extension of a building, situated above the ground level, and open to the sky. A patio is a more informal space than a terrace.

Pavilion

A small but prominent portion of a building that sticks out from a main building, either above its roof line, or to the side, and which is identified by a unique height and individual roof type. A pavilion may also stand alone, separate from a larger building, or may be connected to a main building by a terrace or path.

Pediment

A decorative triangular piece situated over a portico, door, window, fireplace, etc.

Pergola

A garden structure built up over a path or narrow terrace, lined with evenly spaced columns or posts that support a wooden-framed roof without sheathing. Often, vines are trained around the wooden framework of a pergola, and the pergola may lead from one building to another.

Pillar

A structural support, similar to a column, but larger and more massive, and often without ornamentation. Pillars can be round or square in section, and are most often made of brick, stone, cement, or other masonry, although substantial wooden timbers can be formed into pillars.

Portico

An entrance porch with columns or pilasters and a roof.

Rafters

The inclined, sloping framing members of a roof, and to which the roof covering is affixed.

Roof Ridge

The horizontal intersection of two roof slopes at the top of a roof.

Roofline

The part of a building that rises above the building’s eaves. Roof lines can be particularly decorative, with balustrades, pediments, statuary, dormer windows, cross gables, etc.

Setback

A step-like recession in a wall. Or can be used to describe the set back distance from the boundary line. Set back from the boundary line of the land, or from the road.

Shutters

Pairs of solid or slatted window coverings, traditionally hinged to the exterior of a building to either side of a window, used to block light or wind from the interior of a building.

Side Light

A fixed window positioned to the side of a doorway or window.

Slate

A finely-grained, foliated rock, native to Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New York, and found in many colors. Slate has been used to roof buildings in the United States since the colonial era.

Spire

A slender, pointed construction atop a building, often a church.

Stained Glass

Colored glass. Stained glass windows are fitted with pieces of colored glass, which often depict a picture or scene.

Stucco

A plaster used as a coating for walls and ceilings, and often used for decoration; it is common to many parts of the world, particularly to the Mediterranean region and to the regions of the United States once colonized by Spain (i.e., Florida and California).

Terrace

An outdoor extension of a building, situated above the ground level, and open to the sky. See patio.

Tile Roof

A roof covered with tiles that are usually hollow and half-cylindrical in shape, and made out of clay. Tile roofs are common in many parts of the world, including the Mediterranean and the Southwestern United States.

Tower

An exceptionally tall portion of a building.

Truss

A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, which supports a structure, such as a roof.

Turret

A small tower that pierces a roof line. A turret is usually cylindrical, and is topped by a conical roof.

Veranda

An open, roofed porch, usually enclosed on the outside by a railing or balustrade, and often wrapping around two or more (or all of the) sides of a building.

Wooden Shingles

Small, rectangular-shaped slats of wood that are nailed to an exterior surface, overlapping one another from top to bottom. Shingling is a traditional weather-proofing method for building. Also used to describe certain types of roof tiles.

Please Note: Thailand architects have only provided this to be helpful and in no way wishes to mislead, confuse or provide misinterpretation. Words meanings vary from person to person, from what source one extracts that information and especially with translation from country to country. So please understand it is only a basic list and not an exact interpretation of every term or word.