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Located within the Habito Mall of Ornnuch, Bangkok, Hubba-to stretches a good 989-square meters, making it the largest co-working space in the whole of South-East Asia.

If you look through this image you’ll notice a bundle of turquoise electric steel conduit pipes running along the ceiling. What started off as a vague idea, soon brought the team to brainstorm on how they could retain these functional electric pipes, and still arouse a visual appeal through it.

“The Hubba logo resembles a triangulated web that connects dots. We thought what if we literally expand the web graphic into space and have it define the space." [Pitupong Chaowakul]

The Original Hubba-to Diagram

The team initiated the process by drawing lines with the same logical flow in 3D and working out the construction with their M&E engineer.

What’s interesting is that the space originally employed just about 4 pipes; a hundred more were added to fit the aesthetics the team had in mind.

With 13 rooms to make yourself comfortable in, Hubba-to could accommodate up to 150 occupants.

Café

The Retail-cum-Café zone or the Food Lab that offers culinary workshops by chefs.

Ceramic Room

The Ceramic Room combines teachings in woodwork, ceramic and pottery.

The Dark Room

Love photography? This space may just help you break away from work.

Hubba-to and its beautiful Turquoise-coloured electric pipes certainly make the point that it takes just one good concept and a powerful perky colour for a space to have an identity of its own and attract people enough to come back to it time after time.

Hubba-to, a coworking space that has been setting a paradigm for the city of Bangkok for over a year, is an eclectic melting pot of the creative community offering experiences in equal measure for work and play.

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Showcase 14 Jun 2017

Hubba and Supermachine Studio bring an extraordinary coworking space to Bangkok, Hubba-to

Hubba-to, a coworking space in Bangkok is no ordinary space. With over a hundred turquoise electric pipes running along its ceiling, this décor concept eventually became the unifying concept for the whole interiors. Accommodating rooms for creative workshops and work, Hubba-to kindles both work and play.

What if we direct you to a space that yells freedom from the mundaneness of a typical corporate workspace? Hubba-to, a coworking space that has been setting a paradigm for the city of Bangkok for over a year, is an eclectic melting pot of the creative community offering experiences in equal measure for work and play. Chances are that you will walk in with the intention of meeting with a project deadline but may end up experimenting with art as an excuse for a little break.

Located within the Habito Mall of Ornnuch, Bangkok, this beauty stretches a good 989-square meters, making it the largest co-working space in the whole of South-East Asia. Hubba, a coworking space creator in collaboration with Supermachine Studio and Sansiri developers curated their third edition in Hubba-to. While Ekkamai marks Hubba’s first coworking space, the Discovery Hubba which is its second, and Hubba-to were curated simultaneously.

Located within the Habito Mall of Ornnuch, Bangkok, Hubba-to stretches a good 989-square meters, making it the largest co-working space in the whole of South-East Asia.

What makes Hubba-to special?

No, it isn’t because the space stays open 24-hours a day. If you look through the images you’ll notice a bundle of turquoise electric steel conduit pipes running along the ceiling. What started off as a vague idea, soon brought the team to brainstorm on how they could retain these functional electric pipes, and still arouse a visual appeal through it.

If you look through this image you’ll notice a bundle of turquoise electric steel conduit pipes running along the ceiling. What started off as a vague idea, soon brought the team to brainstorm on how they could retain these functional electric pipes, and still arouse a visual appeal through it.

What’s interesting is that the space originally employed just about 4 pipes; a hundred more were added to fit the aesthetics the team had in mind

It all started with a rather amusing conversation amongst the team members. “The Hubba logo resembles a triangulated web that connects dots. We thought what if we literally expand the web graphic into space and have it define the space. We’ve always appreciated the beauty of those electric utility pipes, so we thought we’d try and make these lines as usable as possible,” says Pitupong Chaowakul, founder of Supermachine Studio.

“The Hubba logo resembles a triangulated web that connects dots. We thought what if we literally expand the web graphic into space and have it define the space." [Pitupong Chaowakul]

It was a rather painstaking process that entailed. The team initiated the process by drawing lines with the same logical flow in 3D and working out the construction with their M&E engineer. They confessed to being uncertain of the execution process after having finished the sketchup. They realised that their contractor could have rejected the drawings simply because it was a mere colour diagram with no elevations. “It was difficult to execute it initially when comparing it to the task of putting together wires into the cable trays. We were however determined and it worked out eventually.”

The Original Hubba-to Diagram

The team initiated the process by drawing lines with the same logical flow in 3D and working out the construction with their M&E engineer.

What’s interesting is that the space originally employed just about 4 pipes; a hundred more were added to fit the aesthetics the team had in mind. While the team intended to have all the spray-painted pipes wired initially, in the end only 70% of them carry wires and the rest are only meant for aesthetics. In addition, the design also accommodates pretty light bulbs that hang from the pipes.

What’s interesting is that the space originally employed just about 4 pipes; a hundred more were added to fit the aesthetics the team had in mind.

When in Bangkok, why should you choose Hubba-to?

With 13 rooms to make yourself comfortable in, Hubba-to could accommodate up to 150 occupants. While many would reckon the studio as the perfect space to get a job done, we’d also like to add that Hubba-to would let you break free once in awhile through the many workshop rooms made available. We’d like to highlight a few.

With 13 rooms to make yourself comfortable in, Hubba-to could accommodate up to 150 occupants.

Hubba-to and its beautiful Turquoise-coloured electric pipes certainly make the point that it takes just one good concept and a powerful perky colour for a space to have an identity of its own and attract people enough to come back to it time after time.

You can find your way to the ceramic room, a space that combines teachings in woodwork, ceramic and pottery. Design anything wearable at the wearable arts room. If you secretly love photography and wouldn’t mind brushing those rusty skills, head over to the Dark Room; or lend a supporting hand to the arts at the Screening Room that fits up to 50 people at a go. If not for anything, feel free to hit the Retail-cum-Café zone or the Food Lab that offers culinary workshops by chefs.

Café

The Retail-cum-Café zone or the Food Lab that offers culinary workshops by chefs.

Ceramic Room

The Ceramic Room combines teachings in woodwork, ceramic and pottery.

The Dark Room

Love photography? This space may just help you break away from work.

Hubba-to and its beautiful Turquoise-coloured electric pipes certainly make the point that it takes just one good concept and a powerful perky colour for a space to have an identity of its own and attract people enough to come back to it time after time. With the rise of the business of coworking spaces, we’re keen to observe how the functions and aesthetics of these mixed-use community, social and commercial spaces evolve across Asia, especially through the usage of colour. There is more to come on CQ.

Hubba-to and its beautiful Turquoise-coloured electric pipes certainly make the point that it takes just one good concept and a powerful perky colour for a space to have an identity of its own and attract people enough to come back to it time after time.

Hubba-to, a coworking space that has been setting a paradigm for the city of Bangkok for over a year, is an eclectic melting pot of the creative community offering experiences in equal measure for work and play.

Curious to know what the Supermachine Studio has in store for the year, we asked for a hint. The team says they’re now interested in diverting their attention towards the utilisation of banal materials that people usually overlook. A custom-designed bamboo structure with Khmer pieces of cloth is an example of this.