Essence in an Eatery

October 31, 2015: “ABC represents the starting point, the most basic essence of eating,” according to restaurateur Pakamon “Nina” Somboonvechakarn.  The goal is to combine creativity along with high-quality ingredients to give taste and nutrition to the menu. For the design of the ABC Eatery, Architectkidd devised various techniques to filter natural light into the interior […]

Bird Sanctuary Wins Holcim Asia Pacific

March 7, 2015: “Protective Wing“, our project for a bird sanctuary in Chiang Mai, has received top honors in the 2014 regional Holcim Awards for Asia Pacific, an award recognizing the most innovative and advanced sustainable construction designs.   Each year, thousands of birds are smuggled in and out of Thailand, to be sold on the world’s […]

Curved Steel Fabrications

February 11, 2015: For a recent interior design project, Architectkidd designed a steel screen for the lobby of a high rise residential building complex. The intricate pattern is made from steel plates that were individually curved. Each of the plates were then completed with a hand-finished copper coating.   The challenge during the fabrication was bending […]

Layered Structures

February 5, 2014: For the Hong Kong Shenzen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB), four Bangkok design practices were invited to collectively design a piece of architecture along the waterfront area of Kowloon. The design for a viewing platform for the Biennale grew out of discussions between Architectkidd, Chat Architects, Studiomake, and Thingsmatter. Together our […]

Architect ’13 Fair: Borderless

May 29, 2013:  The theme of the 2013 Architect Fair is “BORDERLESS”. It reflects the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) initiative to increase trade and investment by improving integration between the 10 South East Asian nations. Architecture is well positioned to play a role as it crosses professional and discipline boundaries.  However, architecture should not only […]

4 Projects, 4 Designs, 4 Techniques

April 17, 2013:  Luke Yeung recently presented Architectkidd’s work for a lecture at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Architecture and Planning. The lecture gave us a chance to reflect on approaches and thinking that we have taken on our recent projects. The projects we showed included Lightmos (below image from Wallpaper Thailand magazine): Hard Rock Cafe […]

Food & Archaeology: Peter’s Pan Restaurant Opens

December 17, 2012:  Good ingredients. Rare antiques. Local materials. These are the main elements for Architectkidd’s design of Peter’s Pan restaurant on Sukhumvit 20. On display are the amazing collection of antiquities collected by Peter, the owner & head chef.  Some of the artifacts, such as the clay vessels, are over 2,000 years old. We […]

Mass Customized Architecture.

November 2, 2012:  As a stand-alone retail outlet, the new Caffe D’Oro shop was designed to be produced and installed in many locations in Thailand. At the same time, Architectkidd was interested in developing a material solution that would be unique, tactile and recognizable to users and the brand. We developed our technique by adapting […]