octane's vertical residential village in bangkok plays with the archetypal house shape

octane's vertical residential village in bangkok plays with the archetypal house shape

octane architects plays with the archetypal house shape on the facade of hachi, a serviced-apartments building in bangkok, thailand. located in the business area of ladprao, the five-story structure is completed with several wooden balconies on its exterior that allow it to stand out from its surrounding office buildings and conventional apartments. the gable roof structures, each different in depth, orientation, and height, are intended to make residents feel like the monthly rental apartment is their home, while also providing plenty of shade during daytime.

photos by rungkit charoenwat



hachi comprises 34 luxury rental rooms with an area of 26-44 sq.m. each, along with a serviced office and a multipurpose room. octane has developed the entire interior based on an analogical idea of ancient eastern people, who organized spaces by dividing each of the activity areas in a sequence. each area is divided by gable arches that link to the exterior, while the switch between bright and dark areas plays with people’s perception. the corridor wall and staircase are built using black stones, and finished with tiny spotlights whose glow draws attention to the walking path. white marble and wooden textures create a warm ambience that aims to make residents feel comfortable and as if they are in their own home.


project info:


name: hachi serviced apartment

location: ladprao soi3, chatuchakdistrict, bangkok, thailand

gross built area: 1,100 sq.m.

client: hachi brand

architect in charge: thawin harnboonseth, kittichon phukiatkong, photsawat apariman



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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

  • I liked the facade …until I saw the interior, then I forgot all about the exterior. Beautiful.

    I even like the blue building next door, but the cars need to move around the back and a proper facade made.


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