IDIN architects office is located in the Ratchadaphisek area which one of the best location for transportation but also one of the most chaotic districts in Bangkok. The main concept of this building comes from the idea of creating a creative private office space while hiding from the diversified context. In order to achieve that, all design processes from a major factor as planning building settings to the minor as selecting materials must collaborate together.
▼项目入口区域，entrance area of the project ©Spaceshift
▼入口庭院，the courtyard ©Ketsiree Wongwan
▼从走廊看向庭院和咖啡厅，view from the corridor to the courtyard and cafe ©Ketsiree Wongwan
▼庭院，the courtyard ©Ketsiree Wongwan
This building mainly consists of three zones: an architect office which covers most of the areas, a cafe which not only welcomes coffee lovers but also serves as a reception for company’s clients and the recreation area for staffs during the day, and a private residential area for the office’s principal. The design process starts with packing all functions tightly and surrounds them with tall trees which work as a fence for both preventing from busy surroundings and being a relaxing greenery view. Due to the narrow land, it is suitable to align the building along with the land’s depth; this increases open spaces between each space and trees. Then, this long compact building mass is stretched out for inserting terraces and courtyards in between the areas for more surfaces connecting with natural light and green area.
▼深入建筑内部的另一个庭院，another courtyard is located inside the building ©Ketsiree Wongwan
▼空间分区示意图，diagram ©IDIN architects
By the hierarchy of spaces: public, semi-public and private spaces, the stretched building mass is divided horizontally and vertically. The combination of spaces brings the public zone to the front of the building at the ground floor, the semi-public zone on the second floor in the middle of the land, and the private zone on the third floor at the far back of the land.
▼每一层空间都有不同的功能和属性划分，each level of space is divided into different functions and properties ©Spaceshift
▼项目依据层次划分为公共空间、半公共空间和私人空间，by the hierarchy of spaces: public, semi-public and private spaces ©Spaceshift
▼从庭院看向咖啡厅，view from the courtyard to the cafe ©Spaceshift
▼咖啡厅二楼，the second floor of cafe ©Spaceshif
The public zone is a cafe and meeting room for company clients. The semi-public zone is a working space and supporting space for architects. The private zone is a private suite for the owner. Because the cafe is the only function can be seen from the main entrance, the rest will reveal itself respectively as visitors walking through the building.
▼从走廊看向资料室，look into the reference room from the corridor ©Spaceshift
▼从走廊看向会议室和二楼办公室，view from the hallway to the conference room and the office on the second floor ©Spaceshift
▼位于会议室门口的走廊，the hallway at the door of the meeting room ©Spaceshift
▼会议室内部，inside the meeting room ©Spaceshift
▼办公空间，the working space ©Spaceshift
▼楼梯旁的书柜墙，the bookcase wall by the stairs ©Spaceshift
The architects working space, the heart of the building, supposed to be a suitable space; have a relaxed atmosphere, good quality of light and comfort temperature, for creative work. To achieve that, this area is enclosed with the Low-E glass wall, facing the north, for entire greenery view and the quality north light. Conversely, in order to block the harsh heat from the western and southern light during the day, almost all the west side of the building is a solid wall and a staircase, the main circulation linking every function together, is aligned along the south. Each void in the staircase is located on the significant platforms, such as a stair landing, in the corner of the corridor or the working area entrance hall, to let the natural light into the interior space. This organisation of functions prevent the working space from getting the heat directly but still viewing a greenery view and getting the quality light.
▼办公室具有轻松的氛围、良好的光线质量和舒适的温度，working space supposed to be a suitable space; have a relaxed atmosphere, good quality of light and comfort temperature ©Spaceshift
from the office, you can see the whole green area and feel the excellent northern light ©Spaceshift
▼私人办公室，the private office ©Ketsiree Wongwan
Another significant design process is selecting a material of the main feature wall which finishes continuously from solid exterior wall to interior space. This material is required a dark colour to hide from the surrounding like the main idea. The burnt cedar woods are chosen as the material because they represent the IDIN architects’ ways of design thinking distinctively. To explain more, its unique black colour and texture do not come from painting or colouring, but from the result of the burning process to protect plank from fire and termite. In the same way, IDIN architects believe that the architecture should be the result of the problem solving based on function, site context and the program simply and honestly.
▼阁楼式住宅区，loft residential area ©Spaceshift
▼住宅区，the resident ©Spaceshift
▼阳台，the balcony ©Spaceshift
▼室外旋转楼梯，outdoor spiral staircase ©Spaceshift
▼楼梯间细部，details of the staircase ©Spaceshift
▼标尺造型的吊灯细部，ruler – shaped chandelier details ©Ketsiree Wongwan
▼一层平面，the 1st floor plan ©IDIN architects
▼二层平面，the 2nd floor plan ©IDIN architects
▼三层平面，the 3rd floor plan ©IDIN architects
▼不同方位立面图，elevations ©IDIN architects
▼不同方位剖面图，sections ©IDIN architects
ARCHITECT: Jeravej Hongsakul,
Eakgaluk Sirijariyawat, Wichan Kongnok, Sakorn Thongdoang
INTERIOR: Thuwanont Ruangkanoksilp
PHOTOGRAPHER: Spaceshift Studio
AREA: 785 sq.m.