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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Integrated Ceiling System.

June 1, 2009: A full-scale mockup of our design for an integrated ceiling solution has been completed.  The objective was to develop a new ceiling that can accommodate different functional systems of an office building, while maximizing vertical height and daylight reflection. We first mapped out the existing ceiling condition of the office space, which […]

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 […]