Bangkok – Can’t work from home? Why not think like this Bangkok-based cosmetic company – and bring the head offices and flagship store to a home. A semi-detached building, formerly a family residence, has been repurposed by the local Fattstudio into a mixed-use build comprised of workspaces, a showroom and storefront. Offering amenities like ample natural light and an in-building car garage, Fattstudio’s retrofit indicates how scaling businesses can benefit from a ‘home-office’ set up.
The 490-sq-m property extends over four floors; Fattstudio’s intervention focuses on taking advantage of the building’s verticality. Stacked shelving of various heights and widths doubles as a stair structure. For a handrail, Fattstudio opted for a floor-to-ceiling lattice-screen, continuing a similar square motif. On the third storey, Fattstudio removed a portion of the floor plate to create a dramatic double-height space for its product showroom below.