Groove @ Central World / T.R.O.P + A49 + SDA + FOS

© Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat

Architects: T.R.O.P, A49, SDA, FOS
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Year: 2012
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio / Pirak Anurakyawachon, Aranyarat Prathomrat

Architecture, Economics and Aquariums: Can ICM Revive the Bilbao Effect in Asia?

Acquario Ceara, Fortaleza. Image Courtesy of ICM

The “Bilbao effect“ was once viewed as the savior of the other cities; a way for post-industrial cities in the 1990s and 2000s to not only replace their economic reliance on failing industry with , but to reinvent themselves as capitals of High Culture, enriching both body and soul. This has long since ceased to be the case, and many now see it instead as an ironic monument to hubris. But while architecture in the west is attempting to find a viable successor, rapidly expanding economies in Asia and South East Asia seem poised to embark on a new wave of architectural and cultural flourishes designed to attract tourists and Thai Baht.

Help Rebuild a.gor.a Architects’ Temporary Dormitories

Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects

Last year on ArchDaily, we featured a.gor.a ArchitectsTemporary Dormitories in Mae Sot, a series of low-cost shelters that help this town on the Thai border accommodate the influx of Burmese refugees from neighboring Myanmar. But tragically, last month a fire from a nearby sugar cane plantation burned down all four dormitories, negating the generous funding from the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok, preventing the plan to recoup money by recycling the dormitories when they were no longer needed, and of course destroying much-needed accommodation for refugees. To make the most of a bad situation, the architecture firm has turned to in an attempt to raise $5,500 and rebuild at least two of the dormitories. You can visit their Indiegogo page here to help.

Ngamwongwan House / Junsekino Architect and Design

© Spaceshift Studio

Architects: Junsekino Architect and Design
Location: Bang Khen, ,
Area: 235.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Spaceshift Studio

Bang Saray House / Architectkidd

© Luke Yeung

Architects: Architectkidd
Design Team: Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Tammarat Rodpul, Beatrice Pacharapan
Area: 300.0 sqm
Photographs: Luke Yeung

Sala Ayutthaya / Onion

© Wison Tungthunya

Architects: Onion
Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,
Architects In Charge: Siriyot Chaiamnuay & Arisara Chaktranon
Interior Designer: , Siriyot Chaiamnuay & Arisara Chaktranon
Area: 3500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio

© Wison Tungthunya

Architects: Supermachine Studio
Location: Bangsaen Sai 1, Tambon Saen Suk, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20130,
Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Sujinda Khawkam, Kasidis Peuktes and Mint Mintly
Client: Siam Cement Group (SCG)
Year: 2014
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

‘The Flow’ – A Multipurpose Pavilion / Department of ARCHITECTURE

© W Workspace and Tra Chang, SCG

Architects: Department of ARCHITECTURE
Location: Bangsaen Sai 1, Tambon Saen Suk, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20130,
Principals: Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum, Amata Luphaiboon
Design Team: Kritbodee Chaicharoen, Witthawat Prabhasawat
Year: 2014
Photographs: W Workspace and Tra Chang, SCG


© Piyawut Srisakul

Architects: AAd
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ayutt Mahasom
Design Team: Suvatthana Satthbannasuk, Sasivimol Utisup
Area: 700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul

Apos2 / Apostrophy’s

© Ketsiree Wongwan

Architects: Apostrophy’s
Location: ,
Area: 176.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ketsiree Wongwan, Sirichai leangvisutsiri

YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design

© Piyawut Srisakul

Architects: Ayutt and Associates design
Location: Soi Yen Akat 2, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120,
Architect In Charge: Ayutt Mahasom
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Piyawut Srisakul

Urbaan Home Building Renovation / MUN Architects

© Chaovarith Poonphol

Location: , Thailand
Project Team: Charunwat Mauleekulprairoj, Witchawat Boonprasong, Podjanarit Nimitkul
Year: 2013
Photographs: Chaovarith Poonphol

Pop-up Café / PYE

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Architects: PYE
Location: Bangkok,
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of PYE

The Groove / Synthesis Design + Architecture

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Architects: Synthesis Design + Architecture
Location: , Thailand
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Synthesis Design + Architecture

Nat Motor Head Office / M space

© Wison Tungthunya

Architects: M space
Location: Udon Thani,
Design Team: Pakorn Mahapant , Manupong Norasing
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya

Tinman House / Junsekino Architect And Design

© Spaceshift studio

Architects: Junsekino Architect And Design
Location: ,
Area: 415.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Spaceshift studio

Rabbit’s Tale / t!dtangstudio

© Ketsiree Wongwan

Architects: t!dtangstudio
Location: 20th floor, Piya Place, Phloen Chit, , , 10330
Design Team: Pattakorn Thanasanaksorn, Pornplom Krasaeyarn
Main Contractor: Saran Navaraj
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ketsiree Wongwan

Kwel Ka Baung School / a.gor.a Architects

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Architects: a.gor.a Architects
Location: Mae Sot, Mae Sot District, Tak 63110,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Agora Architects