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 […]

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 […]

Floating Hotel.

July 2, 2012:  This hotel on the Kwai river is Architectkidd’s interpretation of traditional river dwellings in Western Thailand. The western province of Kanchanaburi is a popular destination due to its mountainous terrain and forests. The rivers in particular play an important role in peoples’ lives and livelihoods. Activities along the river reflect how people […]

Designing for Spaces in the Forest.

April 11, 2012:  The goal of our “Forest Urbanism” project is to create a new architecture that can co-exist with new and future forests in the same space.  As Thailand continues to rapidly urbanize and industrialize, more forests are being removed to ‘clear the land’ for man-made and building development. What would happen if we […]

Deforestation Increases Floods.

March 31, 2012:  The question of how much impact that deforestation has on flooding has been debated in environmental research.  Analyzing something as large and complex as the ecological system presents challenges in isolating the causes and effects. This has led some people to believe that quantitative measurements on flooding and deforestation are too difficult […]

Floods, Cities & Forests.

February 20, 2012: For this year’s ASA (Association of Siamese Architects) Exposition,  Architectkidd will be part of a group of design practices that will exhibit conceptual and critical designs on the issue of water, floods and cities.  Architectkidd’s focus will be on the importance of forests and flood management in face of increasing urbanization in […]

A Different Kind of Food Court.

September 17, 2011: Architectkidd was recently commissioned by the food management company Fooditude to develop a food court for a new mega-shopping complex (40,000+ sqm) outside of Bangkok. With this project, we asked: Is it possible to introduce some aspects of a public space within the strict boundaries of a commercial shopping environment? As fixtures […]

Can Architecture Compete with Advertising?

Sept 26, 2010: There are many advertising billboards in Bangkok.   Driving around in the city, it often seems that there are more billboards than buildings along the streets. Some say that the dominance of these oversized signs has detrimental effects on architecture and the urban environment.   But there is no doubt that the revenue-generating potential […]

Wind Generated Architecture.

August 21, 2010: In golf, a ‘shaper’ is someone who transforms the existing earth into fairways and greens.  The best shapers are experts who can understand nuances in physical form, materials and environmental conditions in order to create challenging and ultimately rewarding golf courses for its players. Architectkidd approached the design of a new golf clubhouse […]

Thailand & Venice Architecture Biennale.

May 13, 2010: Vichayuth Meenaphant & Phuttipan Aswakool have developed a design that has been awarded first runner-up in a competition to represent Thailand for the 2010 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy.  The proposal, titled “Fog”, responds to the Biennale’s architecture curator, Kazuyo Sejima, and her mission to exhibit architecture for a “post ideological society”. In addition, […]

Deep Patterns.

March 20, 2010: For the design of a new gallery, we have been developing strategies to create “deep” patterns in order to fabricate architectural walls with continuously variable thicknesses. The gallery is located inside a large commercial retail space.  This existing interior space is enclosed by a strong geometrical form: a 30-meter, glass dome.  The gallery will be inserted along the perimeter […]