“The Happynest” project was started in 2018. The project scope is to build the new campus for the group of companies to consolidate Office and Distribution center together on the eastern motorway road, Bangkok. The land plot size is 6400 sqm., which will utilize for the construction in this phase only 50% and leave the remaining to serve as the green space. We aim to build the better facilities for business and our people, and it should look nice and timeless. “happy nest” mixed from 2 words “happiness” and “nest” which truly represent the characteristic of our office.
▼新办公楼外观，掩映在绿色植物中，external view of the new office with lush vegetation ©Panoramic Studio
We have a total of 70 people and 40 people are working as the Vet consultant. They will mostly work with our customer in the field across the country and will come back to the head-office only 7 days/month for a monthly strategic meeting, so we compare them like a bird flying back to their nest, and the month-end time is a very happy time for us, lively, noisy and happy.
▼街景，street view ©Panoramic Studio
We had begun our draft by putting all core requirements into the design, and in the end, we have the initial design that can serve all of the functions but the design looked very ordinary. However, we decided to reach out to FATTSTUDIO in the last minute when the structural was being constructed on schedule. It was like the renovation of the project first design as the civil construction was moving forward so the time is our main concern.
▼建筑立面，facade ©Panoramic Studio
We tried to brief the concept, mood and tone of the design that we would have the friendly, collaborative and minimal office design. We had informed every the specific requirement of each department that they need to incorporate into the new interior design and we also concerned the energy-efficient building, that could utilize the natural light but can prevent the heat at the same times, so the facade design was also the first important requirement for our architect. The architect and interior team had to understand all the current function-based and polish it’s with a better design.
▼立面百叶阻挡强光，让建筑更加有效地利用自然光照，louver on the facade enhancing the use of natural light without over heat ©Panoramic Studio
▼入口，entrance ©Panoramic Studio
I believe the good office design should improve the work-life of the user, most important is function follow with nice design. Not just for the nice illustration on the magazine or for the studio portfolio commercializing. To do this, a designer should spend a lot of time to interview, listen and observe the real nature of work of the user in each department. FATTSTUDIO had done that surprisingly, they came to visit our old office, observe, ask and listen to understand the environments and need in each team. We iterated the designs and eventually can finalize the design within the urgent timeline and The Happynest was fully completed in April 2020 after that the office moved in at the end of months.
▼凹进的入口空间，recessed entrance space ©Panoramic Studio
▼入口大堂，entrance lobby ©Panoramic Studio
At the result, the users are very happy for their work-life. At the same time, they also fascinated with the new design office. We have a nice modern twin lobby to serve different purposes. We have a lively and colorful canteen. Our account offices have the massive folder wall and noise suppression printer room and we also have the multiple size meeting and seminar room to use as the common meeting area.
▼大堂一侧为餐厅，一侧为会计室，canteen on the on side of the lobby, account offices on the other ©Panoramic Studio
▼餐厅，canteen ©Panoramic Studio
chairs in different colors ©Panoramic Studio
▼会计室，设有文件墙，account office with folder wall ©Panoramic Studio
▼文件墙后为隔音的打印室，noise suppression printer room behind the folder wall ©Panoramic Studio
corridor behind the printer room ©Panoramic Studio
▼另一个前厅，供邮递员使用，another lobby for messengers ©Panoramic Studio
▼二层大厅，lobby on the second floor ©Panoramic Studio
▼采供部门办公室，office for purchasing department ©Panoramic Studio
▼主管工作区，directors’ area ©Panoramic Studio
▼会议室，meeting room ©Panoramic Studio
▼楼梯和细部，staircase and details ©Panoramic Studio
In the other hand, our nerd technical support group has the gigantic design library shelf to collect all massive textbooks. The massive department has the flow of open space when they head back to the nest.
▼三层办公空间，work space on the third floor ©Panoramic Studio
▼技术支持部门工作区，work place for technique support department ©Panoramic Studio
▼搁架可以用来摆放各种材料和书籍，the shelves could storage books and materials ©Panoramic Studio
All our goals have completed and the good environment has been delivered from design. In our office doesn’t have anything new, it means such a creative or innovative design, we don’t require all such things. My mission is to evaluate the quality of working life and so appreciate when moving in.
▼夜景，night view ©Panoramic Studio
▼一层平面图，first floor plan ©FATTSTUDIO
Project years: 2019
Project completed: April 2020
Using area: 1,272 Sqm. (only office design)
Photographer: Panoramic Studio
Director: Supanna Chanpensri
Façade designer: Surapat Phunmuang
Architect team: Ornyupa Noichad, Sudarat Mhunkarn
Interior designer: FATTSTUDIO
Director: Wattikon Kosonkit
Interior team: Jindamart Pudsa (team leader), Surapa Thaviltrakul, Khutthayawun Kulthawe
Lighting design: Jindamart Pudsa with TRUELIGHT
Main contractor: SAMCON Co,.Ltd.
M&E contractor: J.L. engineering Co,.Ltd.
Interior Contractor: First floor | MLT. Furniture, Second floor | Wawara design Co.,Ltd., Third floor | DR Lion house Co.,Ltd.
Manufacturers: DAIKIN Thailand, for VRV air-condition system, TRUELIGHT by Trueconnection CO.,Ltd. for lighting supply, Laminate by LAMITAK Thailand, OFFICE FURNITURE by LOGICA, FURNITURE by ACTIU