Harudot By Nana Coffee Roasters, Chon Buri, Thailand

泰國春武里府 春天起點|娜娜咖啡烘焙坊

IDIN Architects|IDIN建築師事務所

Harudot is a stand-alone café in Chonburi, a famous beachside town in Thailand. This cafe is a result of a collaboration between Nana Coffee Roasters brand owner and the landlord who has a particular interest in plants with unique forms. The name "Haru" translates to "Spring" in Japanese, referring to "new beginning" and "growth" while "Dot" symbolizes a "starting point". The two main requirements for this cafe are to, firstly, design a "destination" with an interesting experience that is able to attract visitors, and secondly, to include the landlord's identity into the design in order to signify this unique collaboration. The architect chooses to focus on the concept of new beginning and growth by including the trees into the heart of the design. The cafe brand’s identity is strongly inspired by Japanese culture, hence, the architect interprets this as humble simplicity but with attention to details. This is represented through the exterior, using three simple gable forms in black color for a subtle look that contrasts with the natural warm pine wood walls of the interior space. As visitors enter the cafe through the gable, the space morphs and bends with curves as it leads guests further into the cafe where the space becomes more dynamic and memorable.



The building is separated into smaller masses to make it more human-scale, which established different zones such as the bar, coffee drinking zone, a lounge, a meeting room and the restrooms. The giant gable roof form of each mass is pulled apart at certain parts, allowing the tree to penetrate through a void to the sky creating a semi-outdoor space underneath. These voids also resulted in an interesting curved form which added movement and dynamic to the architecture. The voids allow for rainfalls and sunlight to enter into the semi-outdoor court, maintaining a connection with nature despite the enclosed walls. These opening features continue into the interior space where instead of actual voids, they are enclosed with Barrisol stretch ceilings that help diffuse the lighting inside, creating a warm softly lit space. The Barrisol ceiling also echoes with the actual open voids in the courtyard, visually and conceptually connecting both spaces into one entirety. The seating arrangement is designed to be continuous like a ribbon, wrapping around the interior space to create continuity whereas the height of these counters differ to suit the different functions and uses. The outdoor seating is made from resin mixed in with coffee grounds, rice and leaves to tide in with the coffee theme.



Principal ArchitectsJeravej HongsakulEakgaluk SirijariyawatRattikarn Kaewnarong

Structural EngineeringNEXT Steps Design & Consultants Co.,Ltd.

Character of SpaceCafé

Building Area475

Principal MaterialsSteelWood

Principal StructureSteel Structure

LocationChon Buri, Thailand


TextIDIN Architects

InterviewAngel Chi


主要建築師:傑拉韋.洪薩庫 埃克加魯克.西里賈裡亞瓦 拉蒂卡恩.卡瓦納隆

結構工程:NEXT Steps Design & Consultants Co.,Ltd.






影像:DOF SkyGround

文字 IDIN建築師事務所


IDIN Architects|IDIN建築師事務所
An acronym for Integrating Design Into Nature, IDIN Architects was founded in 2004. The designers perceive ‘nature’ in two ways. Firstly, nature can be defined as the ecology around us. Secondly, it can also refer to different mannerisms and personalities. The design philosophy and attention of IDIN are to merge this sense of surroundings, the ‘natures’, to the architectural aesthetic. This merge is done through a process of analyzing and prioritizing the different needs and requirements of each project.