Ubon Rachathani, Thailand / July, 2010
Ubon Rachathani, the city bordering with Laos is selected to be the first prototype of public library revitalization. The exhibition is part of the inauguration of the library in July 2010. It is called ‘ He’d Jung Si Der, Jung Si Mee Okas’ – a Northeastern Thai dialect or ‘Do it like this, you will get an opportunity’, suggesting the local that they can win back their business competitiveness if looking around themselves trying to come up with a new business idea.
The key idea is ‘searching around to find opportunity in an already familiar environment’. A forest ambient, where ever you look around, everywhere is the same, but it is not exactly the same. Also we want to use very familiar objects and materials then transform them into a new image. The pattern of the basic geometrical module is taken from the famous local fabric pattern of lotus flower, a curvy diamond shape. The pattern is transformed into three-dimensional wall structure. The walls are made out of very cheap EVA (Ethylene vinyl acetate) stripes.