Sala Ayutthaya is a twenty-six room boutique hotel located right across the most picturesque site of Ayutthaya, an ancient capital of Thailand.
The main entry of Sala is a single iron door on a long brick facade, leading to the low wooden ceiling reception and the double volume art gallery. Within this space, the dominant feature is an antique wooden door that Onion designs the framing for. It is placed between the transparent mirrors, opening to the exterior courtyard, narrowed by the paralleled brick walls of multi-curved geometries. They frame the image of the sky.
What is unique about this main circulation is the constantly changing shadows. The curved shadows from the two sides normally meet on the floor at about eleven o’ clock in the morning. They transform the atmosphere of the space at different times of the day.