A Charming Wooden House Sits On The Rooftop Of An Apartment Building

From up close this looks more or less like a typical little house, nice and cozy but also very bright and open. Take a few steps back and you realize it’s not an ordinary house at all because believe it or not it sits on top of an apartment building in the middle of Bangkok, in Thailand. This cool rooftop retreat was designed for the building’s owner by studio WARchitect and the project was just completed earlier this year.  Instead of a garden this house has a concrete courtyard and is surrounded by tall buildings instead of trees. Even so, it looks and feel very convincing and it even has its own little inner courtyard with a tree at the center of the floor plan.

Initially this rooftop space was used being used as a storage area for water tanksView in gallery
Initially this rooftop space was used being used as a storage area for water tanks
There's a little courtyard at the center of the house which can be seed from every roomView in gallery
There’s a little courtyard at the center of the house which can be seed from every room

This little rooftop house can’t be seen from any of the public roads surrounding the building which gives it some privacy and helps to minimize the strong contrast between it and the rest of the building. Its design focuses mostly on creating the impression of a borderless house with a roof and walls that are so slim they seem almo non-existent yet still provide solid structural support. Internally the spaces are organized according to the grid of the apartment pillars below. The rooms are very airy and at the same time very warm and welcoming.

You can easily forget this is a rooftop house until you get to see the surroundingsView in gallery
You can easily forget this is a rooftop house until you get to see the surroundings
Potted trees are scattered around the house to create the impression or a regular yardView in gallery
Potted trees are scattered around the house to create the impression or a regular yard
In total this rooftop house offers 150 square meters of living space in a very charming packageView in gallery
In total this rooftop house offers 150 square meters of living space in a very charming package
The interior is not designed for entertainment but rather as a cozy private retreat for the ownerView in gallery
The interior is not designed for entertainment but rather as a cozy private retreat for the owner
Wood planks cover up the entire house inside and out and contrast with the concrete surfaces that surround itView in gallery
Wood planks cover up the entire house inside and out and contrast with the concrete surfaces that surround it
the internal courtyard has a lovely little tree at the center and makes the entire house look naturalView in gallery
the internal courtyard has a lovely little tree at the center and makes the entire house look natural
Full-height windows and glass doors provide panoramic views and give the illusion of a larger spaceView in gallery
Full-height windows and glass doors provide panoramic views and give the illusion of a larger space
The bathroom has the same warm and welcoming vibe as the rest of the houseView in gallery
The bathroom has the same warm and welcoming vibe as the rest of the house
Apart from the unusual location this is a fairly simple and typical little houseView in gallery
Apart from the unusual location this is a fairly simple and typical little house
The central courtyard also has the role of bringing in sunlight and making the rooms feel airyView in gallery
The central courtyard also has the role of bringing in sunlight and making the rooms feel airy
The sliding doors and large openings help achieve the borderless design which the architects went forView in gallery
The sliding doors and large openings help achieve the borderless design which the architects went for
This quirky rooftop house has a living room, a dining area, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroomView in gallery
This quirky rooftop house has a living room, a dining area, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom
The kitchen has cabinets on either side and the internal courtyard at the rearView in gallery
The kitchen has cabinets on either side and the internal courtyard at the rear
The bedroom is minimalist and features subtle accent lighting and very little furnitureView in gallery
The bedroom is minimalist and features subtle accent lighting and very little furniture
The interior walls are very slim and thus create the impression of more spaceView in gallery
The interior walls are very slim and thus create the impression of more space