TONSAI AI CO-WORKING SPACE
"TONSAI" is the name of tree species in Thailand. Thais believe that it brings peace and blessing into a house or building. This old building is located next to "tonsai" tree which is used to serve in the formal printing industry. After moving to a new factory, this place has been kept and finally, it was brought to life again to be a place of creation and collaboration for the new generation of Chanwanich company.
We have retained all of the existing structures and systems but re-design the space for a co-working area, town hall, recreation area, and cafe within the "Play & goal" concept. The small battlefield has been created in the center of space for the town hall area to encourage fun, activity, and productivity among staff and the company. This vivid green floor is painted as a sports court for small games during free time and becomes a lecture room when needed. The wooden step is joinery works that we added to be a small stadium for the audience. By focusing on feature areas, wood and metal are key materials for durable and easy maintenance purposes for public spaces but are still fun with graphics and decoration.
client : Chanwanich co.,ltd.
expertise : Workplace, corporate
discipline : Interior design
location : Bangkok, Thailand
area : 420 sqm.
year : 2017-2018
status : completed
photographer : 10.pictures by Krissada Sillapachai