Design team : Pitupong Chaowakul with Korakot Meesthien and Yupadee Suvisith
Commission type: Interior design
Location: Ramkhamhang, Bangkok, Thailand
Area: 6,500 SQ.M.
Photograph: W Workspace
OSOTSPA has just celebrated its 125th years anniversary not very long ago. It is one of Thailand’s oldest private companies operating till date. The company has started from making traditional medicines which were so popular for Thais and grown into a well-known company that produced hundred of popular consuming products including NO.1 energy drink in Thailand, M-150.
For the last few years, the company undergoes some big plans to adapt and improve their ways of working, including building many square meters of new work space as well as redesigning the existing ones in their headquarter campus, in Ramkamhang, Bangkok. Buiding P3 is the first one in the series that they would like to implement the new working environment on. The 6,500m2 work space spanning over 3 floors (6th-8th) of the newly built building houses supporting departments like purchasing, I.T., accounting and training facilities.
The work-space is designed to be as “opened” and “Sharable” as possible. There are minimum numbers of rooms given to only high rank directors (and those rooms are to be as transparent as possible.) Every one is arranged into open working environment to promote collaborations among each others. Different sizes of meeting rooms and generic facilities have become more generic and placed in the central part of the floor area for employees from different departments to share more freely. While hundred of opened working units are place surrounding them so that work space can enjoy natural light coming in from both side of the building. In every wing of the building, there is a small cafe-like break area for staff to have snack and chit chat.
KTM Flagship Bangkok
Location: A Square, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok
Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Korakot Meesathien
Although we are more of a bicycle people, we have been designing quite a few motorcycle related projects for the past few years. KTM is the most recent one. The Austrian motobike has a pretty strong appearance which is pretty easy to remember. We designed a Bangkok flagship store for the client based on orange and black. The design of KTM store around the world is very much controlled by their HQ’s manual. It’s not different in our case. Therefore it is more like how much we can tweak what is given to straighten the brand awareness and at the same time present how bold how mean the machines are in static space.
Hubba-to Co working & Artisan space
Location: Habbito mall, Ornnuch, Bangkok
Size: 989 SQ.M.
Client: Hubba and Sansiri
Completion: Q2 2016
Design team: Yupadee Suvisith with Pitupong Chaowakul
Photograph: Wison Tungthunya
No network, No Hub…
With their ambition, Hubba, a co-working space operator, wants to create their new edition of their space differently than their first one. They collaborate with Sansiri, one of the biggest developers in Thailand, to curate their space in Habito, Sansiri’s brand new mall locating in the center of the residential territory they created. Hubba came up with the idea of enlarging the portion of “making” within the ecosystem of “working” to suit the new neighborhood. They call it “Artisan space”, which consists of several handmade facilities such as pottery and wood studio, open kitchen and photography dark room. Screening room for different lectures, workshops and seminars is also added. The intention is to expand their already wide networks, strengthen the concept of being a “hub” and reinforce their “co-working” philosophy.
The design of Hubbato space takes shape from the a funny idea of extending networking lines of Hubba’s original logo and multiply them to occupy/unify space on ground and second floor. We realized that the scheme could be made possible thinking that there are supposed to be quite a number of M&E lines to be installed in the project for functional reason already. Our main operation is to add more into the system and design the organization of these conduits. We color them turquoise to make them visually present (or even emphasize them) throughout the space. We, as designers, usually struggle with M&E elements in our project but, in case of this project, we decide to make it excessive to the degree that it has become an incorporated ornament in architectural space.
Size: 1,200 sq.m.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Korakot Meesathien and Yupadee Suvisith
Photograph: Wison Tungthunya
With great love and enthusiasm in moto-culture, Vespiario started by being an importer and distributor of Vespa in Thailand, but their ambition and obsession in motorcycle has expanded much more. With their fast growth, the headquarter office moves to the new location to accommodate the increasing number of staffs, at the same time, to implant its new working culture of the company.
The office space which occupies 75% of the high-rise building floor plate is zoned using series of container-like rooms. Some of them are private office while some are displays or meeting rooms of different sizes. They are named “den” or “cabin” depending on what they are for. In the center of the office, located the “steps” where staff can gather of a large office meetings or events. The largest meeting room for 16 people is inserted underneath it.
A new Co-working + Artisan space in Bangkok, Hubba-to is almost complete. We are excited to see the space at work in June 2016.
Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul and Yupadee Suvisith, Korakot Meesathien and Sujinda Khawkum
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Area: 800 SQ.M.
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya
“2 face space”
Chaay and Jin, an internet advertisement agency duo, want to create their new working den for their company, CJ Worx, which has been growing very quickly in the last years. Locating on the 20th floor of a modern typical office building in Bangkok where the financial offices are, their new office is meant to be a creative alien both in the nature of how their company works and the physical look of it. “Once the elevator opens on our floor, we would like them to think it is a pub”, the duo briefed funnily.
The idea of designing an office for 140 people hidden behind the pub has been pushed further by inserting 3 modules of farm-house like elements that works like a common area. A cafe’ work space, pantry, playzone & meeting spaces are hidden behind the rotatable bar painted with green and red, a 2 face element. Green faces the front pub facade while red faces the spacious common space. This informal space zone works as a heart of the office where staff intermingle and work creatively.
A new co-working + Artisan space in Bangkok is taking shape in Sansiri’s brand new shopping mall, Habbito. Hubbato will be operated by Hubba, a renown active Bangkok’s co-working space initiator. The project will be completed in Q2 2016