IDIN Architects makes use of glass and mirrors to mix Bangkok cafe into backyard web site

Thai observe IDIN Architects has created a sequence of minimal, pavilion-like constructions for Nana Espresso Roasters in Bangkok, which function mirrored mosaic ceilings to replicate the encompassing gardens.

Positioned in Bangkok’s Bangna district, the venture occupies an oasis-like web site of dense greenery alongside a busy highway.

Greenery surrounds the cafe

IDIN Architects have been tasked with increasing an current construction on the location, which homes the cafe and roasters’ “Gradual Bar” by including a brand new “Pace Bar” serving space, extra seating, and toilet areas.

Moderately than create a single, massive construction, the observe created three slim, mono pitched metal constructions on the entrance of the location, with glass partitions and mirrored ceilings that will permit the encompassing gardens to “infiltrate the gaps in between.”

Nana Coffee Roasters cafe by IDIM Architects
IDIN Architects designed three constructions on the location

“The principle buildings within the entrance [of the site] are the results of sustaining continuity within the roofline with the present constructing, which extends into three lots the place the Pace Bar and indoor seats are positioned,” defined the studio.

“Inexperienced areas of the panorama infiltrate the gaps between these lots and movement into the inside with the usage of reflective glass mosaics on the ceiling.”

“By way of this idea, the boundaries between the three practices – structure, inside, and panorama – are blurred,” it continued.

Nana Coffee Roasters cafe by IDIM Architects
Mirrored mosaics adorn the ceilings

Contrasting the black steelwork of the present constructing, the brand new constructions have been constructed utilizing white metal frames and concrete, with outsized roofs that stretch to shelter exterior terraces.

The southernmost construction incorporates the brand new bar, with a big, white counter accompanying by black stools runnings alongside its whole size and persevering with by way of a glass finish wall to turn into an exterior desk with mirrored legs.

Small glass hyperlink corridors lead by way of to the 2 adjoining seating constructions.

Each are fitted with undulating counter tops designed to “heighten the coffee-drinking expertise” and reference the mountainous areas from which the espresso originates.

Nana Coffee Roasters cafe by IDIM Architects
The buildings are constructed from metal constructions

On the rear of the location, the brand new loos are housed inside white dice kinds with exterior sinks, linked by a paved bathtub that winds by way of the backyard.

“All [of the] buildings are designed to be easy and practical, and this simplicity continues to the design of the inside, the place the principle focus nonetheless revolves across the coffee-drinking expertise,” defined the studio.

Nana Coffee Roasters cafe by IDIM Architects
The venture is made up of mono-pitched constructions

IDIN Architects was based by Jeravej Hongsakul in 2006, and its identify is an acronym for Integrating Design into Nature, a technique that carries by way of the entire studio’s work.

Earlier initiatives by the agency embody the design of its personal studio in Bangkok, which contains a blackened timber exterior and planters for tall timber designed to provide it an “invisible presence.”