Architecture, like many art forms, is linked to and amplified by the human spirit — whether exemplified through self-expression, tangential reality, or the designer’s adulation for romanticized detail. Walllasia’s introspective structures have earnt the firm a place among the industry’s greats, and their most recent project, the ‘No Sunrise, No Sunset’ Pavilion, dives further into the river of human attachment.
The No Sunrise, No Sunset Pavilion is a temporary, minimalistic structure inspired by the reflective tendencies of mankind. Perched atop a rocky inlet along Thailand’s Ao Nang Beach, this mirror-covered abode serves as the connective tissue between life’s tangible aspects and the spiritual kinship fostered between two individuals. A serene setting plays host to the project’s seaside aesthetic, while inside, a sculpture of Yai Sa — an old woman awaiting the return of her lost lover — illustrates the ideals of longing and eternal connection. To both Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Suriya Umpansiriratana, the creative minds behind the dwelling, it means something much more profound — referencing “a timeless moment that is not self-attached. A connection between inner and outer space (both subjective and objective); you and me.”