Choui Fong Tea Cafe

Choui Fong Tea Cafe by Idin Architects




Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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Choui Fong Tea Café is located in the area of Choui Fong tea plantation where is covering with a number of huge hills.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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Instead of locating the tea café on the hilltop, the architect decided to lay the buildings hidden in the hill but outreach to take the view of plantation.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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The idea is to keep the hill top view where the building rooftop would then be a 360-degree viewpoint of the plantation.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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Here at the rooftop, in addition to the natural atmosphere of the plantation, the visitors can do observe the farmers’ activity, tea leaves ‘hand pick’ harvesting during the day.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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The main building is composed of three buildings; they are floated and outreached from different viewpoints.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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The functional areas included dining zone, café, teashop, and toilets. Scale and proportion of them are various and depended on those usage of each building.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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The structure is challenged point, we can see they are floating when we look at them from the foot hill and only one pile appears to bear the entire building.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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The retaining wall at the back is set into a distance of the building to create an extra space for the green courtyard to provide shade and shadow in this area.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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There is another separated building of toilets for visitors at the parking lot; this is to alleviate the visitor circulation during the high season.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
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Same as with the main building, this toilet building is also hidden under the hill and also composed with stone and green courtyard for shady. Source by Idin Architects.

Choui Fong Tea Cafe
Photo © Spaceshift Studio
  • Location: District Maechan, Thailand
  • Architect: Idin Architects
  • Principal: Jeravej Hongsakul, Rubporn Sukatup, Eakaluk Sirijariyawat, Supachai Phiromrach
  • Managing Director: Jeravej Hongsakul
  • Interior Architect: Idin Architects
  • Structural engineer: Pakanut Siriprasopsothorn
  • Owner: Shanya Wanasphitaksakul
  • Area: 1,240 sq.m
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Spaceshift Studio, Courtesy of Idin Architects
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