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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FGLA 2019 Merit: Z9 Resort


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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Although set in a rustic landscape of a mountainous lowland village, surrounded by small fields, fruit orchards and streams, this café building has a distinctively contemporary look—with clean lines and sharp edges made out of glass, steel and wood. Using local materials (old wood) and a natural colour palette, it seeks to be an architectural […]

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Studio Spotlight: Naiipa Art Complex & Inter Crop Office


Stu/D/O Architects designed two projects in Bangkok that are not your typical commercial buildings. Using fragmentation and fractalisation, the architects created green spaces, embracing nature and blurring boundaries. NAIIPA ART COMPLEX How does one create architecture where the goal is to minimise the architectural presence on-site? The architects of Naiipa (literally meaning “deep in the […]

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Mekong in crisis


by Gayatri Mutum Almost a decade ago, the World Bank described the Mekong Delta as one of the most sensitive areas to climate change. That future is now here. About 70 million people reside along the Mekong. It is one of the longest rivers in the world and has a distinctive ecosystem in Southeast Asia. The […]

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X2 River Kwai


X2 River Kwai is a resort located on the Khwae Noi River in the province of Kanchanaburi, which played an important role in the past centuries during the Thai-Burmese conflict. The resort’s design was an attempt to be part of the local context by applying local design and building techniques in a progressive way. Thus, the […]

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