Little Shelter represents the past, the present and possibly the future of Chiang Mai. The contemporary interpretation of Northern Thai vernacular architecture, Little Shelter, in a quiet corner of Chiang Mai, uses old and new and industrial materials with traditional wood shingle construction techniques. Small units of wood shingles are laid out like fish scales to become a watertight architectural plane. On the facades, polycarbonate sheets are cut into shingles which reflect the surroundings, create delicate and dramatic silhouettes and light inside, glitter in sunlight and glow like a lantern at night.
The simple, asymmetrical building is on is a small plot facing the Ping river surrounded by large trees, but with a panoramic river view at sunset. The traditional local Boh‒Srang umbrella is used throughout the building in contemporary installations and motifs.