Bangkok-based IDIN Architects was founded in 2004 by principal Jeravej Hongsakul. "IDIN" stands as the acronym for the firm's design philosophy and concentration: "Integrating Design Into Nature," a notion close to the heart of all projects undertaken. Perceiving "nature" in two ways: first, as the ecology around, and second, as character and personality, the firm's aspiration is to blend the "nature" in the surrounding with the "nature" of the architectural aesthetic. This is done through a careful process of analysing and prioritising the various needs and requirements of each project. Beyond being an acronym, "IDIN" also borrows definition from the Thai language, translating to mean "the natural phenomenon of soil releasing a beautiful scent after rainfall." This translation appropriately embraces Thailand's tropical climate, which poses a variety of site conditions that IDIN Architects strive to respond to, therefore placing its emphasis not just on aesthetics, but also on practicality.