Aube is a beautiful wedding location, chapel and multifunctional space in Bangkok designed by PHTAA. With arches, vaults, organic shapes, light colours, undulating corridors, galleries and an abundance of light, you'll imagine yourself at a dreamy fairytale location that you will not easily forget.
The Thai studio PHTAA has been blowing a new wind through the world of architecture and design with beautiful, innovative projects since 2016. The designers see architecture as a cultural bridge using architectural details to improve the quality of life. The focus is on the beauty of the sculptural and autonomous in (interior) architecture. Aube is one of their impressive projects where architecture clearly tends towards the sculptural and leaves no one unmoved.
Discover PHTAA’s stunning wedding venue and chapel.
The location of no less than 1500 m2 serves as a multifunctional space and is used, among other things, as a chapel and wedding location. The serenity that is present in the general atmosphere, as well as in the materials and colour, makes it indeed the perfect location for these kinds of uses. The first thing that stands out about this special building are the many arches, galleries and organic shapes. The gallery has not only been added for aesthetics but also for symbolic reasons. A special wedding ritual in Thailand is the Khan Maak. It takes place at the house of the bride and groom. His entourage have to pass through 'golden' or 'silver' gates to reach the bride. This element was integrated into Aube's design in the form of the Khan Maak walkway on the west side of the building which then opens into the 'engagement room'.
Serenity is present in the general atmosphere as well as in the materials and colour.
The Aube building aims to look beautiful for the guests and the photos that will be taken of them, but at the same time it aims to be a space that gives an authentic atmosphere and experience. The white curved walls are almost reminiscent of the walls of a photography studio that can be used as a blank canvas. The large skylight provides an abundance of natural light. Thanks to the arched corridor and secluded courtyard, there are also some references to a church. Here, however, ‘arches are deconstructed to half-arch modular elements and reformed after rotating on different axes, clearly giving the building a modern image, open to interpretation,’ we hear. The 'theme' of the arch and curved wall recurs in both the exterior and the interior. The whole building forms an impressive whole to experience special occasions. The sensual and memorable project was given the perfect name with Aube, because Aube means hug. Photographer : Veerapon Singnoi
Special credit photographer : Ketsiree Wongwan