Structures built in the 50s, 60s and 70s of last century aren`t an eye candy, so why don`t create something new from old. I few weeks ago we stumbled upon an ugly building near Chiang Mai´s Nimman Haemin Road, where workers started to assemble a bamboo scaffolding. Our interest had been awakening. What would they do with this ugly, dirty and eye offending structure. A few days later we should see the result:
New from Old
The look has completely been changed, just with a little bit of colour. From being an eyesore to an eyecatcher, from old to new. Especially in the area around Nimman Haemin Road, Chiang Mai, North Thailand people began years ago to introduce a new architecture, the times of the old, ugly shop houses seem to be over.
A fresh design creates a better atmosphere and by the way it improves the quality of life. Nimman Haemin Road in Chiang Mai became the trendy center of the city, with lots of stylish coffeshops, restaurants and boutiques. The area, formerly “just another road” is nowadays a meeting place for the rising Thai middle class and foreigners as well. As often in a stylish ambience prices are also “well designed”, not so in Chiang Mai´s Nimman Haemin area. Prices in restaurants and coffee shops are very reasonable.
Thai shop house after restauration (New from Old):
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Image: Thai building, new from old
Thai shop house before restauration:
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Image: old Thai shop house