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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polymer Building Skins.

January 13, 2012: During the development of the Bridgestone Pavilion, Architectkidd was able to study a variety of polymer materials. While not all materials made it to the final construction, we believe that taking an “iterative” process is beneficial.  By developing a “test & review” approach, results from mockups, models and prototypes led the project […]

BOI Fair: Digital + Manual Construction.

January 6, 2012: As a showcase for emerging technologies, Architectkidd had the opportunity to explore some new ideas in the Bridgestone Pavilion for the BOI Fair.  Instead of the typical building design process – starting with a horizontal, 2-dimensional floor plane, then extruding walls to create an rectilinear building form –  we were interested in […]

Steel Techniques.

August 4, 2011: The Architectkidd team is currently working on a project that involves designing with steel in construction and detailing.  So during a review of a full-scale mockup that is in progress, several  Architectkidd designers visited a steel fabrication factory in Pathum Thani, on the northern outskirts of Bangkok. The type of projects this […]