Suanphlu办公室是一处位于屋顶套房的私人办公室，它毗邻Suanphlu社区中历史悠久的神社——Lao Pueng Thao Kong 神社。建筑正对神社布置，面向阳光充足的西向。
Suanphlu Office is a private office with the owner’s penthouse on the top floor. It is situated next to Lao Pueng Thao Kong shrine, a historical shrine of Suanphlu’s community. The building’s main orientation faces the shrine, which is also the west direction that receives a lot of sunlight.
The neighbor becomes an important factor in the facade design. The facade design has to not only consider the view of the users on the inside and the amount of sunlight getting through the building but also be aware that this facade also serves as a backdrop for the community with a potential to reflect the harsh sunlight onto the neighboring shrine.
▼邻里中的建筑，building in the neighborhood
Due to the property size limitation, the building features concave insertions of green pocket courts, climbing from the base up the side. The pocket courtyards are continuously placed on each level alternatively from floor to floor resulting in the different layers of green views on each floor. This idea not only improves the building’s elevation aesthetics but also creates views of pocket greenery for the office spaces inside the building.
▼立面的“口袋”庭院，green pocket courts on the facade
The double skin facade is designed to protect the building from the harsh sunlight, reduce the reflection on the glass facade, and encourage the wind flow and ventilation. The building’s glass facade is covered by the aluminum cladding to reduce the heat and the amount of sunlight entering the building, while still providing visibility to the outside through its clear, perforated and opaque design.
▼双层表皮，the double skin facade
The semi-gloss titanium claddings are cladded at different angles which result in a shadow pattern that changes throughout the day. The planes are bended in different angles to avoid harsh sunlight reflection onto the neighbors while the diagonal cuts in the design visually separate the facade into panels across the building, creating movements and adding dynamic.
▼从室内看绿化露台，view of the pocket courtyard from inside
The facade becomes a recognisable feature which adds a unique characteristic to the project as the owner has intended and as a result, the project is able to enhance the quality of life for the users on the inside while also being considerate to the existing surrounding community.
▼首层平面图，the 1st floor plan
▼二层平面图，the 2nd floor plan
▼七层平面图，the 7th floor plan
PROJECT TITLE: Suanphlu Office
LOCATION: Suanphlu Soi 9, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
ADDRESS: Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand
START – COMPLETE DATE: 2016 – 2020 OPENNING YEAR N/A
USABLE AREA (SQM): 2,290
OWNER: Vinsmor Group
ARCHITECT IDIN: Architects (Jeravej Hongsakul, Eakgaluk Sirijariyawat, Sakorn Thongdoang, Wichan Kongnok)
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Inblock Studio
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: C-Insight Company
SYSTEM ENGINEER: Eakachai Hamhomvong, Panot Kuakoolwong
CONTRACTOR: Sorawee Karnchang, Inblock Group
PHOTOGRAPHER: Ketsiree Wongwan