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 Thai competition was organized by ASA (Association of Siamese Architects), and sought ideas that showed potential to create new types of spaces for social interaction.
Phuttipan & Vichayuth from Architectkidd propose a design for a public space that “brings back the equilibrium through a replica of actual space in urban areas”. Central to the design is experimenting with blurring effects in architecture, with the aim to mitigate differences in identity, age, ethnicity and gender, and enhance social interactions and communications.
A full-scale mockup of the design was exhibited at Architect ’10, the 24th ASEAN Building Technology Exposition and Trade Fair in Bangkok.
More information on the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale can be found here.
Name: Thai Competition for Venice Architecture Biennale
Function: Cultural, exhibition
Building area: 50 square meters
Project team: Phuttipan Aswakool, Vichayuth Meenaphant
Location: Bangkok, Venice, Italy
Competition period: May 2010