Abandoned World War 2-era warehouses transformed into Charoenkrung's art hub.
Taking the same approach as he did with the Jam Factory, Duangrit Bunnag (one of the original founders of TCDC and the country’s most famous architect) has transformed a 4,000-sq-meter space of abandoned World War 2-era warehouses in Charoenkrung Soi 30 into Warehouse 30. Two of the warehouses will become a co-working space called OneBig.House, operated by FabCafe. Duangrit’s minimalist fashion brand, Lonely Two Legged Creatures, will get its own flagship store, where you can also take a sneak peek at the designers working on their creative patterns. F&B is taken care of in the next warehouse, with tenants like Summer cocktail and wine bar, managed by the team behind The Never Ending Summer, as well as Moon Taste (remember the yummy soups and paninis at The Knack Market?) and a roaster cafe developed by Li-Bra-Ry, highlighted by its own vintage roaster right in the middle of the space.
Next door is an open market that features Casa Lapin Lux’s beautiful flower shop Wallflower, a home decor and design item zone curated by Warehouse 30’s own project manager, Rungsima Kasikranung, and a motorbike enthusiasts’ accessories store called 8080Rubber. The last two warehouses make up the Open market zone, which will feature an 80-seat screening room operated by the Documentary Club, a design and architecture-centric independent bookstore by Candide, a retail shop by Copperwired, a vinyl music corner, a raw juice bar called Raw & Real and an eco-friendly organic corner selling locally sourced fruits and vegetables, superfoods and biodegradable products. Another 20 sq meters of the space have been left as a multi-purpose area which the owners will hire out for activities, workshops and art exhibitions. There's also a French bakery/cafe serving the pastry goodness of Maison Chatenet.