architects turn bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office
 

architects turn bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office

in talad noi district of bangkok, at a corner where two meandering alleys meet, and next to a local chinese shrine, stands the new creative crews office. the project involves the adaptation of two adjoining townhouses into a new workplace for the team. the interiors take advantage of the industrial look of the raw concrete structure, adding glossy elements and green lively splashes to contrast the strict mood.


the back elevation
all photos by takdanai raktawat unless stated otherwise

 

 

talad noi is a heritage district with intimate urban scale, where planning rules and regulations have hindered high-rise developments and densification. a recent renovation has been limited to change of use of the townhouses from traditional craft and trade to hostels and cafes.

creative crews turns bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office designboom
the semi-outdoor courtyard

 

 

the building in question is split into two halves, with formal functions on the south side, and circulation and supporting facilities on the naturally ventilated north side. the 1st and 2nd floors are retail spaces for rent. flexible meeting spaces on the 3rd floor are both rented out to the public and used by cc staff with an adjoining double volume, semi-outdoor courtyard used catering to public functions. the white cheesewood tree provides shade for those utilizing the grill for BBQ parties. having plants in the venue helps to increase and contribute to the overall limited greenery of the neighbourhood. the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors are offices, while the top floor houses dormitories for staff and has a terrace with a ping pong table and a bar.


the gathering space in the courtyard

 

 

to maximize circulation, the existing reinforced concrete staircase was removed, and a new steel dogleg was installed. traces on the walls are left unrendered to serve as reminders of the original staircase. crayon drawing of a sunny day at a faraway island from the previous occupant is preserved and now serves as part of the new interior of the fourth floor. 

creative crews turns bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office designboom
the kitchen
photo by art4D magazine

 


the staircase

 

creative crews turns bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office designboom
the office space

 


the office space is connected to the library

 


a meeting room for rent

 


the dormitory

creative crews turns bangkok townhouses into modern multilayered office designboom
the semi-outdoor corridor
photo by art4D magazine

 

 

project info:

 

name: CC office

architects: creative crews LTD

lead architects: puiphai khunawat, ekkachan eiamananwattana

location: bangkok, thailand

completion year: 2017-2018

gross built area: 650 sqm

photography: art4D magazine, takdanai raktawat 

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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