Winners Revealed for Bee Breeders' Bangkok Artists Retreat Competition

08:00 - 3 April, 2016
Winners Revealed for Bee Breeders' Bangkok Artists Retreat Competition, Bangkok Retreat Artists Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Bangkok Retreat Artists Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Prolific organizers of architecture competitions, Bee Breeders has revealed the winners of their latest challenge: repurposing a brutalist department store in Bangkok into an artists’ retreat. Competitors were expected to not only renovate the building, but also to engage the public in the surrounding city with the arts, as well as to “reflect on both the history and future” of the site. The program was loosely defined and open to interpretation, with entries evaluated primarily on the strength and clarity of their concept, originality, presentation quality, relevance to context and its possible presence as a strong community for artists in Bangkok. See all of the winners after the break.

Sammakorn House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

20:00 - 4 March, 2016
Sammakorn House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated, © Casaviva Thailand
© Casaviva Thailand

© Casaviva Thailand © Casaviva Thailand © Casaviva Thailand © Casaviva Thailand +29

SHUGAA / party/space/design

19:00 - 11 February, 2016
SHUGAA / party/space/design, © FSections
© FSections
  • Architects

  • Location

    61 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© FSections © FSections © FSections © FSections +26

HOF / Integrated Field

20:00 - 10 February, 2016
HOF / Integrated Field, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Bang Chak, Khet Phra Khanong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10260, Thailand
  • Area

    286.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +32

Chokchai 4 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

20:00 - 5 February, 2016
Chokchai 4 House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated, © Baan Lae Suan
© Baan Lae Suan

© Baan Lae Suan © Baan Lae Suan © Baan Lae Suan © Baan Lae Suan +39

Charoenpong Kindergarten / I Like Design Studio

19:00 - 27 January, 2016
Charoenpong Kindergarten / I Like Design Studio, © Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

© Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul +37

Nature House / Junsekino Architect and Design

20:00 - 19 January, 2016
Nature House / Junsekino Architect and Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +30

Now 26 / Architectkidd

20:00 - 18 January, 2016
Now 26 / Architectkidd, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Siam Square Soi 7, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
  • Architecture and Interior Design

    Luke Yeung, Sorawut Kittibanthorn, Mana Nampanwiwat, Korpong Sanaha, Tamfun Vatayanon, Tammarat Rodpul
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +24

Adventure Hostel / Integrated Design Office

19:00 - 11 January, 2016
Adventure Hostel / Integrated Design Office, © Boonchai Tienwang
© Boonchai Tienwang

© Boonchai Tienwang © Boonchai Tienwang © Boonchai Tienwang © Boonchai Tienwang +38

Storyline Cafe / Junsekino Architect And Design

19:00 - 8 January, 2016
Storyline Cafe / Junsekino Architect And Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    1/1 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Jun sekino , Jiraytuh Sae-hou , Paniti Suchowatsakol
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +26

The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are...

14:00 - 6 January, 2016
The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are... , New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO
New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO

When comparing 44 major cities, Arcadis' 2016 International Construction Costs Index has found New York to be the world's most expensive city to build in. London came in as a close second, reporting cost of building prices (on average) 20 percent higher than Paris. In contrast, Taipei was labeled as the "cheapest" city for construction. According to the study, "strong currencies and significant resource constraints" were a result in higher prices. Read on for the complete lists of most expensive, and least expensive, cities for construction. 

LSR113 / Ayutt and Associates design

19:00 - 1 December, 2015
LSR113 / Ayutt and Associates design, © Soopakorn Srisakul
© Soopakorn Srisakul

© Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul © Soopakorn Srisakul +22

Baan Sukothai 1/1 / Paripumi Design

19:00 - 24 November, 2015
Baan Sukothai 1/1  / Paripumi Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Keerati Tamchatchawal +22

Café Murasaki / FATTSTUDIO

20:00 - 21 November, 2015
Café Murasaki / FATTSTUDIO, © Tinnaphop Chawatin
© Tinnaphop Chawatin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Wattikon Kosonkit with Supanna Chanpensri, Dolada Sriwattanatrakul and Kittiya Ninjeiranai.
  • Client

    Mr. Teera Monmai
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Tinnaphop Chawatin © Tinnaphop Chawatin © Tinnaphop Chawatin © Tinnaphop Chawatin +21

BAAN 0.60 / Integrated Field

19:00 - 19 November, 2015
BAAN 0.60 / Integrated Field, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thanon Bang Khun Non, Khet Bangkok Noi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10700, Thailand
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +40

Glass House at Sindhorn / OFFICE AT

20:00 - 16 November, 2015
Glass House at Sindhorn  / OFFICE AT, © W workspace
© W workspace
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Architects in Charge

    Surachai Akekapobyotin, Juthathip Techachumreon
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© W workspace © W workspace © W workspace © W workspace +46

POR-WOR Inter Bookstore / tidtangstudio

19:00 - 5 November, 2015
POR-WOR Inter Bookstore / tidtangstudio, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Soi Bangkok Noi-Nakhon Chai Si, Khwaeng Sala Thammasop, Khet Thawi Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +19

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice.