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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speckled Superstructures

April 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, Trendhunter, […]

Smooth Reception

March 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.  In […]

Green Walls

May 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 provide […]