00_shophouse_pic2A shophouse is a vernacular architectural building type that is commonly seen in areas such as urban Southeast Asia. Shophouses are mostly two or three stories high, with a shop on the ground floor for mercantile activity and a residence above the shop. This hybrid building form characterises the historical centres of most towns and cities in the Southeast Asia region. [wikipedia.org]



standard Bangkok shophouse layout

Shophouses can be found all over Bangkok, the one from the 60’s/70’s onwards have a concrete frame structure, the slabs are made from on site concrete, but sometimes the slabs are constructed from precast concrete bars or wooden elements.