No, no, don’t run away! You’re on the right blog but today I won’t show you pictures of miniature buildings but real buildings.
As I told you before, my 3rd project will be a Chinese shop house. There used to be thousands of them in Bangkok, especially in Chinatown but they have almost completely disappeared. They are testimonies of the past when the Chinese business was thriving.
They are not really ‘beautiful’ but I need a change and I will go back to the French architecture later.
These shops are still to be found north of Chinatown in an area called… most of them are still occupied by the same families but the business doesn’t seem thriving.
As the architecture isn’t particular, I will try to focus on the ageing of the building and the damage of time. I will also focus on the interior of the shop.
One room downstairs, the shop, many of them are still Chinese pharmacies or local food shop. Very high wooden doors, no shop windows. One room upstairs, no windows, only wooden shutters. Big wooden signs in Chinese and Thai. Small “marquises” (J AM) or awnings made of wood above the windows and the doors.
The painting is derelict, and often falling apart. I liked the green and the pink colors of the doors.
Some are in good condition, others seem abandoned. I don’t know yet what option I will choose. So here are some pictures.
I am not very good at drawing blue prints so I will just make a few sketches.
I don't know yet the type of shop I'll try to do, a Chinese pharmacy?maybe...
I will keep you posted…
Have a good day!
The material: Forex, plywood, cardboard,