Thai firm IDIN Architects has slotted a studio it designed for itself into a narrow site in Bangkok and obscured it from view using tall trees and blackened wood.

IDIN Architects’ Office is designed to have an “invisible presence” that is overlooked by passersby, offering the studio’s employees privacy and respite from the city.

It is among the five projects shortlisted for business building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020.

泰國公司IDIN Architects已將自己設計的工作室放入曼谷的一個狹窄場地,並用高大的樹木和發黑的木材將其遮擋住。



“Unlike the other stand-alone office designs, IDIN Architects decided to walk away from creating an iconic appearance for its office,” the studio explained.

“The key idea unfolds from creating a creative working place with high privacy and then develops towards an idea about the invisible presence of the building in an urban context.”

該工作室解釋說:“與其他獨立辦公室設計不同,IDIN Architects決定放棄為其辦公室創建標誌性外觀。”


IDIN Architects’ Office takes the form of a series of staggered but interlinking volumes, shrouded by their dark charred-cedar cladding.

The volumes are punctured by courtyards and terraces that overlook the wall of trees and greenery that envelop the site.

While providing privacy for employees, the trees help to absorb noise from the surrounding streets, provide shelter for birds and animals and offer the studio relaxing views of nature.




Inside, the office’s staggered form creates three distinct zones divided into public, semi-public and private spaces. The public zone contains a cafe and is the only space visible from the street.

Tucked behind the cafe is the semi-public area that contains all of the studio’s workspaces, while the private zone at the rear accommodates residential space for the studio’s founder.

在內部,辦公室的交錯形式創建了三個不同的區域,分為公共,半公共和私人空間。 公共區域包含一個咖啡館,是從街道上唯一可見的空間。


IDIN Architects’ intention is for this layout to “filter” the flow of visitors, while also creating a playful sequence of rooms that offers them a feeling of discovery as they walk through it.

“The visitors can experience the rhythm of hide-and-seek throughout the building,” explained the studio.

“Like reading a book, the upcoming chapters disclose slowly, as the readers keep reading the next page, each section of the space features different characters.”

IDIN Architects的意圖是使這種佈局“過濾”訪客的流量,同時還創造出一系列趣味盎然的房間,使他們在走過時感到被發現的感覺。



To help prevent IDIN Architects’ Office from overheating, its west elevation takes the form of a solid, windowless wall while the south-facing side is only used for circulation.

The north facade is lined with floor-to-ceiling glazing, providing spaces throughout the office with views of the trees and natural lighting that is consistent throughout the day.



To help maximise the office space’s connection to the outside, the interiors are lined with black walls that mirror the exterior of the building.

This is teamed with light wooden floors and furnishings, including floor-to-ceiling bookcase walls office chairs and tables and office chairs and tables.



Jeravej Hongsakul founded IDIN Architects in 2004. Its name is an acronym for Integrating Design Into Nature. Other recent projects by the studio include JB House – a dwelling designed for a couple who wanted a space that would allow them to focus on their individual hobbies.

Among the other projects shortlisted for business building of the year at the Dezeen Awards 2020 is Kohan Ceram Central Office in Iran by Hooba Design Group and a recyclable market in China by LUO Studio.

Photography is by Spaceshift Studio and Ketsiree Wongwan.

Jeravej Hongsakul於2004年成立了IDIN Architects。它的名字是Integrating Design Into Nature的首字母縮寫。 該工作室最近的其他項目包括JB House,這是為一對夫婦設計的住宅,他們希望有一個空間可以讓他們專注於自己的愛好。

在2020年Dezeen獎評選中的年度最佳商業建築項目中,Hooba Design Group在伊朗的Kohan Ceram中央辦公室以及LUO Studio在中國的可回收市場入圍。

攝影由Spaceshift Studio和Ketsiree Wongwan共同完成。



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