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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Integrated Ceiling System

June 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 covered […]