split-level platforms compose design in motion's luminous office in thailand

split-level platforms compose design in motion's luminous office in thailand

design in motion’s split-level office inspires productivity


Design in Motion utilizes multi-connected workplaces, ascending split-levels and abundant natural lighting to foster productivity and collaboration in their new office located in Bangkok, Thailand. Multiple workspace areas are vertically stacked in this luminous building, separated by their own functions, yet connected spatially.


Contained within the minimal concrete and glazed façade of this three-storey office are various multi-functional workspaces. To minimize disconnect, the Thailand-based practice’s key challenge here was to ensure that these isolated, vertically stacked areas were seamlessly connected, both visually and operationally. As a result, Design in Motion divides each storey with two equal-sized, half-height platforms positioned across from one another.split-level platforms compose design in motion's luminous office in thailand
the three-storey office is elevated above ground level

all images courtesy of Design in Motion



reflective concrete surfaces create a bright atmosphere


Internal concrete staircases serve as area connectors to bridge the breaks between the split-level platforms. They not only provide vertical circulation, but are also major elements for generating the continuity of indoor activities. On the upper floor, a wide staircase acts a stepped seating space in the open meeting area, flooded by an abundance of natural light seeping in from the window walls, and bouncing off the polished white interior surfaces.


With only a limited budget, Design in Motion utilizes simple and economic materials for their new office. The façade consists of crisp, white concrete walls and staircases, and large glass windows. Internally, raw concrete structural elements are used throughout. White walls and polished concrete floors reflect the ample natural light allowed in through large windows and skylights around the space. Wooden door frames and furniture elements, combined with the refreshing plants decorating the space and the reflective raw polished concrete floors, serve as a continuation of the natural greenery outside the building. The combination of materials, multi-purpose open spaces and split-level platforms produce a bright, yet cosy atmosphere to foster creativity and collaboration. split-level platforms compose design in motion's luminous office in thailand
split-level facade

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multi-level interior

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a concrete staircase doubles as a meeting space


split-level platforms are connected by staircases

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timber accents and greenery create a cosy atmosphere

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skylights bring in light above a reading nook nestled into a staircase

split-level platforms compose design in motion's luminous office in thailand
a light void illuminates the open workspaces

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the upper floor kitchen extends out onto a large terrace balcony



office entrance
office entrance
communal rest spaces
communal rest spaces
multi-purpose meeting space
multi-purpose meeting space

project info:


name: Design In Motion Office
architect: Design In Motion


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