Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand / March, 2010
The exhibition is a collection of the works of Thai artists and designers who are influenced by Japanese culture in different aspects. The main goal is to express the combination of Thai and Japanese cultural mixture as ‘another-ness’, not Thai, nor Japanese. The main technical difficulty is to display fine art objects with design and miscellaneous cultural objects. The different size ‘paper-house’ structures are designed to house mainly the design objects, leaving the fine art pieces in the gallery space in between. Besides breaking the vast space of the museum into ‘rooms’ and ‘alleys’, the structures create a profile of ‘a village’ with several houses cover by long white paper sheets – the cheapest materials per unit for the interior of such a purpose. The paper also signifies the similarity of light tectonic culture of the two cultures. The layers of the ‘fragile’ walls gives different viewpoints framing objects, creating the layering of space throughout the exhibition.
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 Bangkok, received his B. Arch (with Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University (2004), Master Degree in Contemporary Living at NABA Milano (2010) with a scholarship awarded by MIND program of Milan City.He is one of the founding staff of all(zone). In 2009 he represents Thailand at OFIX program 2009 of Young Asian Architects in Osaka. He is one of the very first staff member of all(zone).
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.
Namkhang was born in Bangkok, received B. Arch (with Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (2007). She joined all(zone) since 2006 as a trainee and worked with us until early 2010. She is now working at Bangkok University Creative Center (BUCC).
Tanakul Work Group
Tanakul is behind many exhibitions we design since the very beginning. Most of our exhibitions are built by them.