Creating New Zone
In Bangkok, Stu/D/O Architects has designed a new workplace for a leading agricultural trading company. They used the idea of the rice terrace to conceptualize the new building that is the embodiment OF THE COMPANY’S PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS OPERATION. DUE TO VARIOUS site restrictions, it became necessary to make certain changes TO THE DESIGNS AND ARCHITECTURE IN ORDER TO FULfiLL THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMPANY. THIS WAS RESOLVED BY SHIFTING THE MASS OF EACH flOOR TO SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER, CREATING A SERIES OF OVERLAPPING CANTILEVERS AND TERRACES. THE SIMPLICITY OF THE STACKED TERRACE HAS BECOME A SOPHISTICATED SOLUTION ALLOWING THE LOCAL flORA and fauna of the outdoor landscape to permeate into multiple areas and functions of the architecture.