Enter projects, a design firm based in thailand , has completed the headquarters of a bangkok-based yoga brand. the project, photographed here by edmund sumner , takes the form of a 450 square meter space that comprises a series of free-form yoga pods as well as a lobby and restroom facilities. working alongside local craftspeople, the design team realized all elements of the project using natural materials. these include thai hardwood, rattan, palm leaves, and local black slate.
The project serves as the headquarters of yoga brand vikasa , and is a manifestation of the company’s principles regarding health and wellness. floor-to- ceiling windows on the front façade fill the space with natural light, while ensuring that the yoga pods remain private. using its signature geometries, enter projects combined 3D technology with local craft to bring nature to an urban context.
‘we sought to create a space which mimicked the natural world and reflected the never-ending cycle of life,’explains patrick keane, design director at enter projects. ‘the result is a space of captivating calmness, cloaked in quiet contentment – an oasis of tranquility amongst the chaos of bangkok.’
Aside from its core architecture, masterplanning, and interior developments, enter projects asia has recently launched a new initiative called project rattan . ‘we have been working with rattan for some time so it was a natural extension of our business and one that made sense in the current climate — supporting local people to get back to work quickly, giving them a chance to showcase their unique craftsmanship, using an entirely renewable material,’continues keane.
Material Used :
1. Lighting - LED withdimmers - Philips Lighting - LIGHT STRIP PLUS PHILIPS 20
2. Accessories - Speakers and Sound system - Harman Kardon - RS PRO White Ceiling Speaker 6W
3. Hardware - Hinges and Door handles - Haefele Thailand A:H - Hafele 489.04.004
4. Blinds and Screens - Custom wooden blinds - Teak Matt
5. Flooring Materials - Cement flooring - Pandomo Bangkok - Medium cement pearl
6. Wall Materials & Ceiling Cladding - Wall and ceiling cladding - East Marine Asia - Marine plywood A grade redwood
7. Sanitary Ware - Above counter basin - Hafele Thailand - Hafele 588.84.020
8. Fittings and fixtures - Basin Tap Spout H247 - Hafele Thailand - Hafele 589.25.245 The black series
9. Lighting - Recessed Min Spot - LED Mini COB Downlight
10. Storage - Lockers - Mid Grey color 708
11. Amenities - Counter-tops - Thai Stone trade - Black honed slate 30x30
12. Equipment - Handryers - Dysonair dryers - Dysonair blade V (Sprayed Nickel)
13. Seating - Custom made benches - Ian sykes - teak
14. Flooring Materials - Slate floors - Thai Stone trade - Black honedslate 30x30
15. Wall Materials & Cladding(bathroom) - Penny Round Medium blue tiles - Northern Lights Enterprise.co.ltd - medium blue kw3521