Integrating Design Into Nature

An acronym for Integrating Design Into Nature, IDIN Architects was founded in 2004. We 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.

In addition to being an acronym, the Thai word “idin” is used to describe the natural phenomenon when soil releases a beautiful scent after rainfall. This symbolizes Thailand’s tropical climate, something all IDIN designs aim to respond to. Our emphasis is therefore placed not only on aesthetics, but also on being practical, in order to suit this temperate environment.

IDIN Architects’ founding principal, Mr. Jeravej Hongsakul received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in 1998 and has been practicing in architectural field since 2000. IDIN architects became well-known in Thai architectural field as the project, ‘Phuket Gateway’, was awarded in ASA architectural design award in 2010. Since then, many projects from our company have continually been honored with numerous prizes both national and international levels e.g. ASA Architectural Design Awards in Thailand in 2016 and 2020, The Plan Award in 2020 and 2021, Architizer A+ Awards in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021, American Architecture Prize in 2017, Arcasia Awards for Architecture in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021, 2A Asia Architecture Award in 2017, Design for Asia Awards 2020 and 2021, German Design Award in 2018, GOOD Design Award 2021, and The Prix Versailles South Asia and the Pacific 2020 by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects.