Tradition is taking up an important role within architecture today, respecting the past and combining it with the present in order to preserve history. Little by little details are reminiscent of the customs in countries where works are being developed and that links them in a special way to their surroundings.
Little Shelter is located in Chiang Mai (Thailand), it is a hotel created by Department of Architecture Co. The project was inspired by the area’s native architecture, which consists of a wooden structure with a tile roof. Its shape is asymmetrical and its western face was partially sculpted to become a deck, where guests can enjoy the panoramic view. Small wooden tiles are arranged forming a design that explores the possibility to fuse new materials into the system in order to create a contemporary architectural surface that is deeply rooted in tradition.