The Sand Beach Club stretches nearly 4,400 square feet across the former fishermen beaches of Chaosamran in Thailand’s Phetchaburi province. To honor the site’s legacy, the restaurant adopts a wood composition akin to that of a fishing boat. In addition to its endurance in unpredictable weather, the wood also evokes an inviting warmth across the simple design by Bangkok-based studio Tastespace. “We wanted to make something contrast the environment but not destroy it,” says Tastespace managing director and founder Kijtanes Kajornrattanadech.
A neutral color scheme complements the materiality and accentuates green and blue notes conjured from framed views of the sea. Sand and stone infuse gray and brown hues, while porcelain walls add a dash of white. Glass ceilings were also integrated with the wood ceilings to diminish the separation between guests and the elements.
The central bar is the main focal point of the interior, elevated to maximize ocean vistas for guests perched upon stools. Further heightening the seamless indoor-outdoor bond, support columns and posts were cleverly masked by folding doors, resulting in an unbroken flow throughout the design. “We narrowed the entrance so that it will lead you to the bar and make the front area look very simple and clean,” Kajornrattanadech adds. “While you walk and stop at the bar, you will see the panorama of seascape.”