Jim Thompson Farm, Nakorn Rachasrima / Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok / 2011-2012
The installation is at Jim Thompson Farm for Art on Farm Project. As architects, our aim for the installation is to define a temporary ‘place’ for dining in natural environment. The place would bring people to the act of socializing while eating in public naturally, even with strangers. Colorful light structures made out of semi-transparent fabric are added into the existing woods to draw people in and guide their behaviors and movements through the space. Traditional hanging paper-cut decoration, Mahot usually used in a local festival is the starting typology of form for the structure because of its simplicity, playful and locality. The geometry and materiality of the paper cut is studied and developed further in searching for a form that would act the most naturally in the natural setting. With the light and transparent personality of the fabric, the structures move accordingly with the winds and play with the light, as if they were growing out from the nature.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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