Sound Wave: Hard Rock Facade.

July 16, 2011: The design for the new Hard Rock Cafe in Bangkok will mark a new approach for the global Hard Rock brand. This is probably most dynamically expressed in the facade design of the building’s exterior. For Architectkidd, the starting point for this facade design were the shapes, rhythms and structures of sound. […]

Reclaimed & Old Wood in Thailand.

January 11, 2011: In Thailand, it is difficult to source wood and timber from sustainable sources for building.  At this moment, there does not seem to be many local sources of construction timber that are independently-certified for sustainable harvesting and processing practices.  While it is possible to import FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and other types […]

New Directions in Thai Materials.

December 3, 2010: A new publication titled “New Directions in Thai Materials” has been released by the Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC).   The book  is written by Peta Bassett and published by Serinda Publications. Architectkidd’s project for Lightmos has been featured in this book, as well as recent architectural, furniture and other projects designed by Thai offices and […]

Hand Made Facades.

July 23, 2010: We’re not quite facade engineering specialists, but we have been using our curiosity as motivation to investigate possibilities and materials in buildings.  In the process, we hope to develop designs that are not strictly limited to functional or technical criteria.  In this recent project, we have created a new 3-storey facade using […]

Library for a Monastery.

June 17, 2010: Architectkidd has collaborated with designer Prinda Puranananda to develop a small library building in a Buddhist monastery in Chiengrai.   The building, to be located along a hill side of a rice farming area, aims to provide a learning space for the nearby community and visitors to the monastery. The design is defined by two primary materials that have been made available for this […]

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 […]

Speckled Superstructures?

January 20, 2010: Our work on the Lightmos showroom is now completed, and the building has been receiving some coverage from web and print publications.   Among the popular designer sources, there is  Archdaily and Contemporist.  Also, Dezeen showed the furniture designs that came from the building’s facade materials.  There is  ArchThai, Minimalismi, and interestingly, […]

Smooth Reception.

March 1, 2009: The Thai Obayashi wood reception counter is now installed in the company’s headquarters building on Rachadamri Road.  This counter is the final piece for this project, which involves the renovation of the office building’s interior spaces. What was interesting for us was that there was a high level of collaboration and experimentation compared to other commercial projects. […]

Green Walls.

May 1, 2008: The headquarters for Goodwill has been completed. The building provides a new workplace environment for administrative staff and engineers who build and maintain the industrial kitchen equipment that the company provides to its clients. In developing the design for the workplace environment, we studied the possibilities for applying soft landscape for every architectural surface of this building.  We developed details to […]