Ideo Morph 38 is one of the first high-rise buildings built in a residential area that is on the brink of expansion and densification, due to its adjacency to Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain system. The neighbourhood of IdeoMorph38 is one of Bangkok’s greenest, urban residential spaces, with expanses of natural landscape within private residential properties, revealing the true tropical nature of Bangkok’s origins. By integrating this landscape into the facade of the building, the design of IdeoMorph38 attempts to challenge the public’s perception of Bangkok’s new residential tower typology.
The project responds carefully to it’s situation in two ways. Firstly, it is conscious of its larger scale, and breaks into two separate towers and with the lower tower placed closer to the pedestrian walkway, and the second tower is hidden behind it. Then referencing the context’s greenery, both tower’s East and West facades are wrapped in a vertical landscape that acts as a sun shading device and a screen for services. This ‘tree bark’ mural gives a new landscape to pedestrians, while ‘sky gardens’ projecting away from the façade give landscape to the people inside the building.
The lower tower (65m) ‘Skyle’ is designed for young couples, and sees compact one bedroom, mezzanine layouts. These duplex units are expressed vertically with variation of balconies and air condensing units. The taller tower (130m) ‘Ashton’ has a larger variety of spaces, from one bedroom to a four bedroom penthouse, all with semi-outdoor adaptable balconies, a shared space with a swimming pool and cantilevered rooms with panoramic windows at various levels.
The Ideo Morph 38 exemplifies a high-rise residential building with a conscious, integration of nature and context into its design, camouflaging into its original landscape. Creative Crews’s Ideo Morph has become a landmark, giving greenery back to everyone who encounters it.