For the Love of Dog

If one ever has a dog as companion, one would likely understand the deep bond between dogs and humans. In fact, this is true for most of us who have had the opportunity to share our lives with any animal. The space in which such a relationship develops over time then becomes a primary factor […]

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Benjakitti Forest Park


How does one retain a historical urban asset while making it relevant to present-day conditions and context? Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect Co., Ltd. took up the task of converting Bangkok’s crown gem of a park—one that was established for Her Majesty Queen Sirikit—into a thriving public treasure that contributes its ecological and hydrological functions […]

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Veil House


The architecture of Veil House seeks to have a larger social impact or, at least, the ambition to provide an alternative to closed-off gated developments. Ayutt and Associates design, the architects behind Veil House, revealed that the house was “designed not as a unicentric project that adds little value to the community, [but rather] a […]

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Baan Hom Din


LIGHTLY TOUCHING THE GROUND AND TUCKED AWAY Blink and you might miss it, although that was the intention of the owners for this new design-and-build house. Located at the edge of a small village, more than 350 kilometres away from Bangkok, this house is unlike any other in its surroundings—the wide, sloping pedestrian ramp defines […]

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A learning centre rooted in sufficiency principles


Since 1974, Thailand has applied a philosophy called Sufficiency Economy to guide its development from the grassroots, microeconomic to macroeconomic levels. Based on traditional values, this approach advocates taking the ‘middle path’ to live within one’s means, through principles of moderation, rationality and self-immunity. In more recent years, this paradigm has provided a framework for […]

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Good bones: Navakitel Design Hotel emphasises its existing structure


In line with our ongoing student competition FuturArc Prize (FAP) 2022: Reinterpretation, we are highlighting projects that follow the theme. Click here to learn more about the FAP brief; submit your entries by 25 February 2022! The hotel’s original building was a two-storey apartment with a reinforced concrete structure. In order to transform the function […]

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Chao Phraya Sky Park


A portion of an abandoned electric train track has been transformed into an elevated green pedestrian bridge overlooking the Chao Phraya River. For 30 years, the unfinished structure between Phra Pok Klao Bridge withstood the elements and served as a reminder of the old Lavalin Skytrain project, which was abandoned in 1992. Today the concrete […]

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Z9 Resort | FGLA 2019 Merit


The architects believe that the natural context should play the most important role in designing resorts; the buildings to play a supporting role. Good detailed design and planning will frame liveable architectural spaces, like the common area at Z9 Resort, for guests to enjoy the view. The property was designed and built to follow the […]

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