The project of Khao started after the owner and Chef Vichit Mukura, one of the most well-known Thai Chefs, decided to expand the original 10 seat Chef's Table in Sukhumvit 51. The architecture is inspired by Mid-century Modernism and the construction of local rice houses in Thailand.
For this project, we started by identifying the existing trees, placing the landscape layout on the site and building the architecture around it. Using this method, we were able to make the main dining area, the private dining room, and the kitchen face the natural landscape built within. The clear corner glass and the 3.5m wide sliding glass door makes an invisible wall between architecture and nature.
While caring for the finest diners in the Chef's Table, the Chef can visit the main kitchen and oversee all activities in the restaurant through the panoramic clear glass corner window from the kitchen. Orchestrated wood stripes cover the building to create a nostalgic effect of being situated in a rice house in the city.
The architecture, the furniture, and the details were also carefully designed with local materials and traditional proportions to complement the Chef's authentic Thai cuisine.