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.
Born in Bangkok, received her B. Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (1993), M.S.AAD. from Columbia University, New York (1998) and Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo (2002). Currently based in Bangkok, she is teaching at Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and working as an architect with all(zone) Ltd. where she is also a co-founder.
Born in Narathiwas, the southern most of Thailand, received B. Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2009). Before joining all(zone) officially in 2009, he was working with us of Phi Phi project as one of the students team members as well as working as a trainee for several projects. The same as his senior, he teches a design class at Computer Animation Program, Thai Chamber of Commerce University Bangkok.
Wittida graduated from Interior Architecture Department of Chulalongkorn University (2010), she is the first interior architect in our team. From June 2010, she, too, began to teach at Animation Design Program of Thai Chamber of Commerce University.
Amnaj is a long-time friend of all(zone) since the very beginning of our office. He received B.Industrial Design from Chulalongkorn University, then worked at G49 before going to London for his master degree. Recently returned to Bangkok, he is now working as a graphic designer with coOKiesdYNAmo*.
Graduated of Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok University, Chatnarong began to work with us on Green Packaging to show how great he is – and actually he is. He is considered to be ‘ a great hope forward’ of Thai Graphic Designer. He is one the most superstar font designers in Thailand. You can find his cool fonts at his onlinestore. In his short CV., he insists that we should mention that he watch Gundum OO.