The organic is elevated to celestial heights inside Bangkok bar and cafe, Mother, by Thai practice Taste Space.
Earthy elements including soil, stone and wood have been used across the two-storey cafe, which takes over a historic building in Bangkok’s Taladnoi neighbourhood, starting with its wood-stamped concrete facade and framed timber entrance.
‘[Mother BKK is] inspired by “Mother Earth” the goddess of origin, life-giving and nurturing of nature’, says the practice.
Patrons drift inside a cavernous interior enclosed by clay-coloured stamped concrete walls that evoke the feel of a rustic adobe dwelling with its sun-dried bricks. Crowning the space is a vaulted ceiling, inset with a random arrangement of glass panes and ceiling boards that creates chequerboard shadow-play in the dining space below, where rattan chairs and fluted timber tables are arranged.
The Bangkok restaurant’s kitchen is located right in the middle of the first floor, while the second floor houses a bar that unwraps around a monumental art piece depicting the four elements, commissioned for the space to tell the story behind Mother. This hypnotic, abstract piece of swirling colour blocks finds footing in olive green leather bar stools, brass elements and darker wooden elements.