Play Based Architecture

March 2018: Architectkidd’s design for the Apple Tree Kindergarten is a new school for children between the ages of 1.5 to 5 years. The school aims to foster a positive and stimulating environment that inspires and enables holistic development through play-based learning. Simplicity, Clarity and User-Friendliness were the key concepts of Architectkidd’s design. The building […]

Live Wires

February 2016: Architectkidd has completed Now 26, a building using steel tubing as its primary material. The building – a production studio and offices for the television station Now 26 – is a renovation of an existing structure. During the initial stage of the project, the removal of the old cladding exposed the existing steel structure […]

Essence in an Eatery

October 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 space. […]

Telescopic Spaces

October 2015:  Architectkidd has completed the flagship store for a fashion hand bag label. With this retail design in Bangkok, the aim was to challenge some of the limitations posed by conventional spaces. Instead of a fixed layout, the design is composed of three rectangular frames that form the overall enclosure. These frames are nested […]

Bird Sanctuary Wins Holcim Asia Pacific

March 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 growing […]

Curved Steel Fabrications

February 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 the steel […]

Layered Structures

February 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 goal […]

Architect Expo: Borderless

May 2013:  The theme of the 2013 Thailand 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 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 in […]

Food & Archaeology: Peter’s Pan Restaurant Opens

December 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 were […]

Mass Customized Architecture

November 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 a […]

Floating Hotel

July 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 have […]

What to See in Thailand

June 2012:  Whether it’s due to rebuilding efforts, tourism recovery or public relations, there seems to be more attention on Thailand these past months. In May and June, several publications, including Monocle and Dwell Asia, made visits to Architectkidd to discuss the architecture and design scene in Bangkok. For us, it was fun to exchange […]

Designing for Spaces in the Forest

April 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 were […]

Deforestation Increases Floods

March 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 to […]

Floods, Cities & Forests

February 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 Thailand. […]

Bridgestone Pavilion

January 2012: The BOI Fair (Board of Investment Fair) aims to highlight Thailand’s rebuilding efforts after last year’s floods.  In addition to public events, activities and venues, over 40 companies and organizations have constructed pavilions to showcase their products and technologies.  Architectkidd developed the building design for the Bridgestone Pavilion. The Bridgestone Pavilion aims to […]

Polymer Building Skins

January 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 team […]

Digital + Manual Construction

January 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 attempting […]

Urban Farm Wins Holcim Silver Award

December 2011: Architectkidd’s design has been awarded by the Holcim Foundation as a leading example of sustainable building and construction for the Asia Pacific region. The project, a new retail development in Bangkok, aims to revitalize land currently occupied by a textile factory. One of the unique features of the design is to provide a […]

Lanchaloemphrakiat (LCPK) Museum Project

November 2011: The Lanchaloemphrakiat (LCPK) project was one of the most talked about events this year among the architectural community in Thailand. The process began as a nation-wide competition and resulted in the selection of five final design teams. Architectkidd joined the team led by landscape architects and urban designers Shma. Working together with Plan […]

A Different Kind of Food Court

September 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 in […]

Peter Nitsch’s Bangkok Shophouses

September 2011: “There is much to learn from architecture before it became an expert’s art”.   Bernard Rudofsky’s observations on architecture without architects come to mind when viewing the photographic work of our friend, Peter Nitsch. Peter is a designer and photographer based in Munich and Bangkok. He has been fascinated by shop houses in Bangkok […]

Steel Techniques

August 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 factory […]

Sound Wave: Hard Rock Facade

July 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. Interpreting […]

Parco Condo

April 2011: Parco is Supreme’s first high-rise condominium project.  Architectkidd designed the interior of the recently completed showcase unit for prospective buyers. Eschewing the ‘theme-based’ approach that is common to many new condo developments today, we proposed to develop a more subtle direction towards the design.  As much as possible, we made use of natural and longer-lasting materials combined […]

Reclaimed & Old Wood in Thailand

January 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 of […]

New Directions in Thai Materials

December 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 individuals.  […]

Thai Public Messaging Culture

November 2010: Message Kart 2010 will be on display for the upcoming Bangkok Design Festival and Big Mountain Music Festival. Coordinated by Pitupong Chaowakul of Supermachine, with contributions from Pok Kobkongsanti of T.R.O.P. and many other of our design friends and colleagues in Bangkok, this project is a kind of a low-tech response to the messaging culture that is now common in the public and […]

Architecture Biennial Beijing

October 2010: Over 50 emerging practices from around the world have been invited to participate in this year’s Architecture Biennial in Beijing. Architectkidd has contributed a few of our projects for this event, which comprises of exhibitions, student work and a symposium focusing on advanced digital design in architecture. The exhibition is the fourth in […]

Can Architecture Compete with Advertising?

September 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 of […]

Hand Made Facades

July 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 hand-made […]

Thailand & Venice Architecture Biennale

May 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, the […]

Deep Patterns

March 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 […]