the est 64 by silp architects is a 1000 sqm office building project, converted from a 40-year-old warehouse on sukhumvit 64, punnawithi railway station in bangkok. the former warehouse building was built as a two story reinforced concrete structure, with one mezzanine level and one flat roof. the design by silp aspired to create an ‘old but new’ building that is respectful to the context of the surrounding neighborhood, yet strong in architectural character. by introducing a terrace of green recreational space behind the façade of the second and third level of est 64, the project aims to provide breakout spaces to prospective users in the idea of creating ‘work life balance’.
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the est 64 project has a total of 1,000 sqm of gross floor area with 9 parking lots, in which 6 of the parking lots could be converted to storage space. as part of the design brief, the client requested a building façade with strong architectural character, with flexi space that will suit different uses, such as office space, design studio, art galleries, warehouse and storage, etc. the design by silp aims to maximize the rentable floor space with minimal circulation. as part of the design process, they extended the flat roof, to gain extra usable space. by working around the unique features of the existing building, they developed a design that meets the client’s brief without requiring a complete demolition.
recreation space at 2nd floor terrace
the est 64 project is a 3- storey height building with a mezzanine floor inserted onto the first level. on each level, one can find provisions of bathroom, pantry, and balcony terrace as break out spaces. the mezzanine floor is a compact 2.5 meters high working space for potential administrative and accounting department. a big terrace floods the vast open plan on the second floor with natural sun light, rendering it as a multipurpose space for general use. overall, the design by silp creates a functional work environment that is sympathetic to the former warehouse building.
the terrace at 2nd floor level
terrace can get natural light and ventilation
generous height 3rd floor working space
diagonal roof structure
compact working and reception space
stair lobby with natural ventilation brick
filter façade screen for security control and creating scenery for working area inside
wood sliding door detail
night view of the office
project name: est64 office
architecture firm: silp architects
completion year: 2018
built area: 960 sq.m.
project location: punnawithi bts station, sukhumwit64, bangkok, thailand
lead architect: sasicholwaree sawatdisawanee
architect: siramon suvichanvorasin
business consultant: benyada sinchaloenman
lighting designer: prapavee kunuchit
structural engineer: boonchu sedchaicharn
electrical engineer: tanakorn eaksongkiat
sanitary engineer: sutida sirimungkla
owner: narumol jitmaitreejaroen, apichai sedchaicharn, boonchu sedchaicharn
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edited by: lynne myers | designboom