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BU Lounge / Supermachine Studio

  • 01:00 - 17 July, 2012
BU Lounge / Supermachine Studio
BU Lounge / Supermachine Studio , © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Supermachine Studio (supermachine.wordpress.com) Pitupong Chaowakul, Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Nuntawat Tassanasangsoon, Wattikon Kosolkit, Santi Sarasuphab and Supanna Chanpensri
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

From the architect. There have been a lot of discussions about todays’ education whether it happen in classrooms, libraries, homes, cafes etc. when knowledges have been way easier to access in the era of internet and social networks. Schools and universities are adapting their environment to the new epoch. Bangkok University Student Lounge (BU Lounge aka Imagine Lounge) is among the pilot projects for that adaptation.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

The lounge is located underneath the multi-story lecture rooms and auditoriums in the brand new Bangkok University Landmark compound. When the university board has decided that the compound should be mainly for students, the space that used to be professor office is reprogramed to be the lounge that accommodates a variety of student activities. This will be where students spend a lot of time in. It is a “youngsters’ ecology.”

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

Big portion of the lower floor of the lounge is what called the “Reading cave”. Thousand of OSB ribs form porous rooms for different forms of use, from individual reading to small group tutoring to large group discussion. In front of the cave is the “Big sofa” where the pixel units can be formed in several configurations for large/small crowd, formal/relaxing use. Almost all items in the lounge are designed to be highly flexible and hinting creative manipulations.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

The space on the upper level is for more dynamic activities. It is a village for a break from study. There are 2 huts on this floor, the polka-dot pink one protruding from the edge of deck is a karaoke house and the wooden one is the music rehearsal room that can be opened in case the students would like to organize small events. Around the huts are play areas filled up with re-invented items like a super-long pool table (with adjustable holes), giant dart (which no one can miss the target), rounded pingpong table, pole dance corner, girls’ make-up counter and Kungfu style stress release area.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

Students on both floors are connected by network of holes. There is one hole with glass for visual connection, one openable for drink and beverage ordering, one with fireman pole in the center for circulation and one with periscope goggle for observation. Physically these 2 decks are connected with 2 staircases; one is the step Manga (Japanese comics) shelves and the spiral staircase in the giant bear shell. Using the same principle, “it is meant to be re-invented”, the bear sculpture is graphically decorated as a panda for the moment but planned to be creatively changed to different characters every semester by students.

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22 Comments

chelsea · October 17, 2012

It looks really great.Anybody know how to contact the team?

AllAboutDoor&Windows · July 23, 2012

This university student lounge has a round ping pong table, a pink polka-dot karaoke hut and chevron flooring: http://t.co/1yILCroz #college

HW Student Union · July 20, 2012

@HWUnion I&#39m not saying the refurb isn&#39t going to be AWESOME, but could we get this next please?! http://t.co/kY5SS4m0

HW Student Union · July 20, 2012

RT @vickyingram: @HWUnion I&#39m not saying the refurb isn&#39t going to be AWESOME, but could we get this next please?! http://t.co/y28PWRRy

???????? · July 20, 2012

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Virginia T Coleman · July 19, 2012

Super Coool! with a giant Panda - BU Lounge / Supermachine Studio | ArchDaily http://t.co/mpSBn1sU via @archdaily

Vicky Ingram · July 19, 2012

@HWUnion I&#39m not saying the refurb isn&#39t going to be AWESOME, but could we get this next please?! http://t.co/kY5SS4m0

The IES Team · July 19, 2012

Ever complained about how bad your student union is/was? Prepared to be pretty envious of the Bangkok University Lounge http://t.co/Ts5uJQyt

Miles Berry · July 19, 2012

RT @marienkoen Is this a great student lounge? http://t.co/fymkXaQs #ADE2012 (cc @StephenHeppell)

Koen Mariën · July 19, 2012

Is this a great student lounge? http://t.co/N7Hyr9w6 #ADE2012

? n a r m k . ™ · July 19, 2012

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patty harwig · July 19, 2012

Supermachine Studio, Super! http://t.co/G3zpDR5N

Tomasz Romaniewicz · July 19, 2012

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Strang Architecture · July 18, 2012

How cool is this lounge in Thailand? #destinationdesign http://t.co/6urz6gJp

Kimberry · July 18, 2012

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Antje pasinga.com · July 18, 2012

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mifachada · July 18, 2012

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Chuck · July 18, 2012

It looks really nice. But it is way too trendy. It will probably look outdated by the end of this year.

Koh Samui and Beyond · July 18, 2012

BU Lounge in Bangkok University, Thailand http://t.co/lUKQSjpR Great and dynamic #architecture

Mika von Haartman · July 18, 2012

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Scott @ Cube Studio · July 18, 2012

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????? · July 18, 2012

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Architects: Supermachine Studio
Location: Bangkok, Thailand... http://t.co/xMF6PcOU

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