Japanese House II

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    Mario Kleff®
  • Lead Designer
    Mario Kleff
  • Architect
    Mario Kleff
  • Interior Designer
    Project owner
  • Construction Company
    Wandeegroup Asia Co., Ltd.
  • Photo Credit
    Project owner
  • Location
    Pattaya, Pratamnak Soi 5, Phra Tamnak
  • Project Date

Perched atop Phra Tamnak Hill in Pattaya, the Japanese House II is an architectural marvel that embodies ingenuity and aesthetic refinement. Built with brutalist principles, its exposed concrete structure and elongated beams exemplify modern design. Prioritizing safety and privacy, the villa avoids ground-floor windows and features towering 10-meter concrete walls at its core, crafting a distinctive expression. Despite occupying the entire plot, it cleverly incorporates greenery at the entrance and a lush roof terrace. The house boasts an underground car park, an elevator, and a serene indoor swimming pool. The interior is an amalgamation of contemporary American design infused with Thai exotic flair, highlighted by an indoor garden, curtain glass framed within robust concrete, and block walls. This structure isn't just a residence; it's a testament to architectural excellence that values both form and function.

Mario Kleff, born on November 21, 1967, in Boppard, Germany, is a transformative architect, designer, and entrepreneur. From modest roots selling coconuts in Bang Khun Thian in 2002, he soared as a distinguished architect in Thailand. By 2020, he held an impressive portfolio of over 150 structures, inclusive of 30+ condominiums and 20+ villas finalized by 2009. As of 2023, 'Mario Kleff' transcends a mere identity; it's a registered trademark of architectural excellence.