Simon Cheng / Malaysia
It is human mankind last resort to achieve military project for the future between technology and surviving. The CyberBot Genesis is intergrate with human DNA structure with smart A.I processor thinking.
Simon Cheng / Malaysia
It is human mankind last resort to achieve military project for the future between technology and surviving. The CyberBot Genesis is intergrate with human DNA structure with smart A.I processor thinking.
Michael Tan / Singapore
Re-ignite “kampung spirit”: Cleaning Kallang River & producing vegetables The evolution of kampungs to high-rise housing in Singapore resulting in limited space for farming enthusiasts to grow vegetables. With the fast-paced life experienced in the modern world, the “kampung spirit” among people is slowly dying out from society. As reported in the news, the Singapore Food Agency has targeted to produce 30% of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030 to improve food security. To meet such demands, the Aqua AgriKampungs was designed. Kallang River has progressed through the years, from dirty polluted waters, to river-cleaning activities, to cleaner water bodies where water sports & illegal fishing are held. The overall design of the Aqua AgriKampungs is inspired by the daily routine timeline of Potong Pasir farmers in the past. Its program incorporates the different activities found throughout the years at Kallang River. The architecture operates in three different parts – residential, farming, and communal facilities. It is built on water to cope with limited land space and receive a direct source of water for farming.
riangular-shaped modular homes are inspired by the roofs of kampung houses, following the configurations of HDB units.The direction in which different crops are farmed follows according to the amount of sunlight required. The “Full Sun” farm is a stationary south-facing farm joined to the main architecture. The East & West-facing “Full Shade” & “Partial Sun” mobile farms grow vegetables and travel out to sell them where markets are not easily available while cleaning the river along the way.
Waste materials collected will be recycled to make composts for farming. The Communal Hub brings people together, providing facilities such as a fishing pond, farmers’ market, cafeterias, farming education classrooms & a worshiping area.
This project describes the conversion from rental apartment to hotel, a process that avoids demolition of existing structures by utilizing its potential to repurpose and reuse buildings, thus avoiding expenditure and unnecessary loss of raw materials, resources and energy. Usually, these imposing buildings were placed in central locations and were well-connected to the touristic area. This article reveals an apartment building which has become a modern hotel, as an example of urban transformation and modern coexistence. The design concept adapted the existing structure with a minimum of demolition and maximizing its opportunities through an adaptive room layout. While using the existing form, the overall exterior was modernized through the use of tempered glass balconies and an abundant use of black composite. This property was originally built in 1998 in the Nimmanhaemin area, Chiangmai District. As rental apartments, it offered both short-term and long-term stay, and functioned as such until 2016 when it was renovated as a hotel. As the Nimmanhaemin neighborhood underwent development into a significant touristic area in Chiangmai, the building remained slightly behind until it was picked up and renovated into a hotel that would cater to both international and domestic tourists. Nowadays BED Nimman hotel offers an experience for travelers who want to stay in the modern urban areas of Chiangmai. In this convenient location the hotel was renovated and now includes state-of-the-art amenities and features a swimming pool, multiple-common areas, and a clean design. This case study provides valuable lessons in repurposing the potential of existing buildings and validated the possibilities of Clean Design to contribute to building environment
As shown in BED Nimman Hotel, the method of renovation is optional to newly-built construction projects, especially when the concept is to transform the pre-existing context of an apartment building into a modern hotel that fits nowadays tourist behaviors. The final impact is the combined result of architects and the GM, intensive consultation with project and hotel staff and a constant attention to the news of guests. The realization and design guidelines of BED Nimman Hotel (2017) were directly connected with previous experience gained during the renovation of BED Phasingh Hotel (2015) and BED Changkian Hotel (2014). It seems as though the function of existing buildings in the city is rather significant, and their importance continues to increase. This project can be useful when assuming similar cases in the future: renovation of existing buildings and redesign to add property value and guests’ satisfaction.
The purpose of this project is to renovate a rental apartment into a hotel that caters to the modern hospitality industry. Its overall aim is to enhance services, enrich the tourist destination itself and create an experience for both domestic and international travelers. As the repurposed building in this case study aims to cater to modern-day travelers, the design has to reflect the lifestyle and behaviors of its users and their associated expectations. As such the design uses a minimum of decoration and form, focusing instead on understanding the essential functions of modern hotels. Located in the vibrant Nimmanhaemin area, the design of the hotel and the market segment is consistent with the nature of its urban context. The project embodies a different and cost-effective design approach that benefits both the increased demand for tourist accommodation and the decreased demand for rental apartments. The project aims to reduce the typical construction time from 18 months for new structures, to 6 months for conversion. At the same time the project aims to reduce the investment from 150 million Thai Baht for a new building to 30 million Thai Baht for the conversion process. The renovation project is to achieve the following objectives:
Aesthetic – The appearance provides a new look without changing the layout of the original space but includes repainting walls, adding the vertical metal frames, tempered glass, new floors, and changing the overall design. This renovation used the pre-existing aspects instead of rebuilding them.
Enhanced Room Design Layout – Altering the design of the 3 room types involved moving appliances and sinks to create a better and more efficient layout. The triangle concept was used in the layout: sink to the cupboard to the toilet and back to the sink.
Redirected Traffic – Changing the flow of traffic in the lobby area included adding additional doorways, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and communal breakfast tables, resulting in more efficiency and a more spacious look.
Increased Space – To enlarge working space, kitchen areas were incorporated in the main lobby and fixtures and appliances were rearranged. This resulted in more space and an increased multi-functional area, whilst increasing the usefulness of lobby space.
Expanded Outward Area – This was the most extensive part of the renovation project, as it involved adding additional leisure space. This was achieved by combining interior and exterior functions in the same area. The swimming pool area completely changed the flow and design of the breakfast area, as well as the overall perception. It also created additional opportunities for guests to relax in a more appropriate atmosphere.
BED Nimman hotel was constructed to rehabilitate, reconfigure, and add value to the property. The project includes a new exterior façade whilst maintaining the original structure, new bathrooms, redesigned hotel room interior spaces, an expanded lobby area, and provides additional guest facilities. Construction activities included technology upgrades to improve connectivity, security, control, and leisure functions. In general, architectural renovations are relatively inexpensive compared to the significant engineering cost of newly constructed projects. The hotel was able to execute the renovation activities with minimum disruption for the surrounding area. The construction time was 6 months and completed according to schedule. This methodology requires careful planning, budgeting, and financing by integrated plan in order to save time and money.
As this hotel involved an already existing building, the possibilities of adaptation were somewhat limited due to the post-tension structure and the regulatory building codes. It was possible to meet the requirements despite the fact that the existing functions were designed for long-stay guests. The original layout maintained the same floor plan, whereas the walls between the rooms were made sound proof. The design of the hotel rooms anticipated a solution which brought about associations with modern hospitality: elevations finished with decorative profiles of black metal and composite paneling, the black and white interior created an atmosphere of simplicity yet relaxation A contemporary reinterpretation of appearance in the elevation was carried out on a part of the existing building from all sides. It was created using less decoration to give it a more minimalistic character. As a result, all of the design is consistently different from its existing character and guest rooms now feature large windows,
From the ancestral land area for living and farming To change the business area for a large car gas installation garage in the father’s generation came to the idea of changing the area back to meet the needs of family living again. Combining living in a traditional context with today’s new lifestyle by remodeling the large structure of the gas-equipped garage building to meet the needs of the whole family. The whole of Grandparents, Parents including grandchildren ,built living spaces and did activities together in the family, including a new type of farming in a large house called FARMILY : FARM + FAMILY
Farmily บ้านและฟาร์มของครอบครัว การได้กลับมาใช้ชีวิตครอบครัวใหญ่อีกครั้ง ได้อยู่กับอากงอาม่า ลูกๆ ได้ใช้ชีวิตเรียนรู้ในธรรมชาติ บนที่ดินบรรพบุรุษเดิม ได้ปลูกผักกินเอง เป็นคอนเซ็ปต์การใช้ชีวิตของ
ครอบครัวเรา ในอนาคตเราอาจปรับเปลี่ยนพื้นที่บางส่วนทาธุรกิจคาเฟ่และร้านอาหารเล็กๆมีพื้นที่ทาเวิร์คชอป สาหรับเด็ก ทาฟาร์มครอบครัว ปลูกผักผลไม้ไร้สารพิษ เป็นอาหารเพื่อสุขภาพกินกันในครอบครัว
Sense of Place” From the former living and farming areas of the Grandparents, which has a house next to the Nakhon Chai Si River. The next area is a grove of fruit trees of various kinds, such as mangos, lemons and pomelos. The feeling of the area is a simple way of living. A big change in the father’s generation which started his own business installing gas for cars and trucks. The area has been adjusted to make a large garage building, pouring cement floor, building a roof frame, used as a garage to install car gas. Come to the new change in the present that father invites family members to come back to live in the same area again. By reducing business space and wanting to use the large garage building space to become a “large house” for everyone in the family.
Family activity area, this is the main design approach of this house. By renovating a large waterfront building, which was the original parking garage with an area of more than 1,000 square meters, to become a living space. The garden is designed in the middle of the building. Establish a connection with internal and external contexts. The court plants a large tree in the middle of the building, opening up vertical spaces to bring in light. Connect the functions of each part together. Ground floor area The front can be converted into a multi-purpose area for sitting, working, exercising, and on the side is a large kitchen and a space for organizing various workshops. The waterfront area is a LIVING & DINING SPACE used for family activities, both grandparents, parents , including grandchildren.
Second floor area is a residential part,there is a large riverside courtyard and a balcony to do activities of family members.
For decoration, new industrial and agricultural materials are used to reduce construction costs. Use old furniture to decorate in MIX & MATCH style, combining the old and the new together perfectly.
With the increase of environmental problems and city pollution around the world, there is some very basic way which helps to decrease those problems. Riding bicycle is an old traditional transportation style and it is fun! All of these depends on the vision of country and city campaign. Sarun Font is a typeface that harmonizes between Humanist, Geometric and Industrial Sans. This font was designed by Stawix Foundry, a Thai type design studio in honor to Mr. Sarun Sanpasiri as one of his early mentor who introduced him to the world of design.
A series of three posters, riding with clean, fresh air, no pollution is a happy gift for every life.
To create a series of print media that reveals the happy life in different city and culture with less pollution, and urge people’s awareness of how to help the global environment with a simple way.
1. Research and collect data about the environment problems and pollution
2. Thinking process and Brainstorm
3. Select the main topic to communicate
4. Sketch and Design
5. Take photograph
6. Create final artwork
16.5 x 23.4 inches / A2
This creative work has a purpose. To create a watercolor painting with an Art Nouveau style. reflecting the story Impression of Phra Samut Chedi Samut Prakan Province (Walailak Songsiri) that His Majesty King Buddhalertla Naphalai was graciously pleased to to build a pagoda in the middle of the water or “Phra Samut Chedi” on the island at the end of Phi Suea Samut Fort with the hope that it will be a place for worshiping It is a royal merit-making ceremony.” The pagoda is strikingly beautiful. when people traveling from the Gulf of Thailand to the mouth of the Chao Phraya River The first thing that everyone must see is The island of Phra Samut Chedi is majestic from afar. which all sailors have faith to stop for Worship Phra Samut Chedi every time for auspiciousness, therefore it is considered a sacred object of Samut Prakan City.
The pagoda is strikingly beautiful. when people traveling from the Gulf of Thailand to the mouth of the Chao Phraya River The first thing that everyone must see is The island of Phra Samut Chedi is majestic from afar. which all sailors have faith to stop for Worship Phra Samut Chedi every time for auspiciousness, therefore it is considered a sacred object of Samut Prakan City.
From the study of such information, it made an impression to create a work of art by The work process starts from studying the history data. and the importance of Phra Samut Chedi study the theory of art and related theories to create paintings with watercolor techniques The story of the impression of Phra Samut Chedi Outstanding location at the mouth of the river connected with the way of life of Thai people who travel by boat for a long time The composition of the highlighted image is the Phra Samut Chedi placed in the center of the picture. There is a red cloth covering the pagoda. surrounded by water and the ships that travel View of the Sea Butterfly Fortress to emphasize the elegance of the pagoda in the past that used to be an island in the water The colors used are mostly cool colors, including blue, blue, green, approximately 75 percent of the image, with warm tones, reds and oranges, approximately 25%. Curves are used mainly in the Art Nouveau style to create a sense of movement. soft and beautiful.
The creation of watercolor painting “Phra Cha Dei” has an idea to convey the story of his impression of the Samut Chedi. Relationship of the way of life of Samut Prakan people and Thai people in the past who used to use the Chao Phraya River as a travel route Even today Phra Samut Chedi is not an island like before. But the stories and impressions of the majesty of the chedi in the middle of the water are still passed on to their descendants. and is always in the memory of the people of the Prakhan Province
Format of work
The style of creation is influenced by Art Nouveau style. There is an art form that combines Art and Craft, emphasizing natural shapes and patterns. In a way of designing delicate and fluid in a style called Noodle Style.
Show the elegance of Phra Samut Chedi surrounded by water that is a thoroughfare of travelers and merchants. It is the anchor of people’s minds.The chedi placed in the middle of the picture Representing stability, faith, firmness, Red cloth arched over the pagoda It represents the unity of the Samut Prakan people who organize the tradition of red cloth parade over Phra Samut Chedi every year. The intertwining blue curves in the foreground of the image. the
picture showing a relationship with the river The connection of faith and way of life, a junk boat, an Iam Chun boat, a shark boat that floats on the river. Show the diversity of people roaming through the mouth of the river. for dealing, fishing, traveling in and out of the country for Thais and foreigners, including pictures of the island Ocean Butterfly Fortress, the forest from the endemic flora, showing a unique view of the estuary
1. The highlight is the image of Phra Samut Chedi placed in the center of the picture to create balance. and feel stable
2. Lines The work uses curves the most, about 80 percent of the picture, using vertical lines, horizontal lines, oblique lines and other characteristic lines about 20 percent, making the overall work feel soft and sweet movement with the influence of curves. and there are conflicts of lines in other directions Little to create interest in the work.
3. Weights. In the work, 10 percent dark weight, 40 percent middle weight, and 50 percent soft weight were used, resulting in the overall look soft and bright, clear and relaxed.
4. Use of color The colors used in the work It is a cool color such as green, blue, blue about 75%. of the image and use warm colors or warm colors, including red, orange, brown, pink, about 25 percent, giving the overall image a cool, fresh and warm feeling.
To create an Art Nouveau style watercolor painting reflects the story of the impression of Phra Samut Chedi located Outstanding at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River It is an important place related to the way of life of Samut Prakan people. including Thais and foreigners who have traveled by boat for a long time
1. Study Phra Samut Chedi History, importance, rituals and activities, beliefs and narratives related to the beliefs of the people in Samut Prakan Province
2. Study techniques, materials, and art forms used in the creation of works. Study and collect information on creating art in the Art
Nouveau style. At emphasizing natural shapes and patterns with delicate lines
3. Learn how artist Alphonse Mucha creates art that combines colors and lines perfectly. by bringing the surrounding plants and surroundings to the background
4. Summarize the concepts, synthesize and find a way to present the story.
5. Develop a sketch according to the given concept. using the principles of artistic elements
6. Create works of painting with watercolor techniques.
7. Summary of work results
55 X 37 centimeter
The Greatest slope line is an art exhibition and design works relating to the philosophy
of security and uncertainty. The artwork represented the shape of a simple-modern of large
building that could had been destroyed by nature natural disasters or by mankind (war). The
falling downed structure that have displayed the unsecured place and cannot be utilized by
public. The red ropes are represented pillars that supported the structure which prohibit the
building to collapsed which can relate to the concept of instability- unperfect of life.
Over time the stability has also turned to shaky and been worthless because of the
uncertainty of future management that is unprepared and unstable.
Stability, in other words, being stable in various fields, a state of feeling secure, carefree,
and protected from various dangers might happen on purpose or by chance. The stability of life
is common in every people that often think of wealth because when money comes, welfare, safety and convenience come to life too. Sometimes mental stability of mind is overlooked. Although there is a lot of money, if the mind is full of anxiety, fear, agitation, feeling depleted, insatiable, lacking in happiness and peace, it is hard to feel that life is stable.
Uncertainty is difficult to expect. It can happen suddenly, unexpecting and out of control.
However, physical instability is the uncertainty of life, wealth or mental instability. It is a sudden
thought whether it’s positive or negative thoughts and often arises from other people
Therefore, change and uncertainty of life is a human encounter. People will need to
except and understand the changes in order to have stability in life. We need to learn how to
handle uncertainty in every day.
As we know uncertainty can happen in every minute. The most important is we need to except
and let is process of living and grateful for what you have.
Presenting the concept of stability and uncertainty through artwork to create abstract
concept because of uncertainty is the true truth. Preparing and handle with uncertainty can also achieve lasting stability.
This artwork shows the sloped building and cannot be used to live representing the uncertainty of all things in this world. Red and white twisted ropes bracing the building show sensitivity and uncertainty. Psychological of red color represents danger, and white color
represents sensitivity which can also be seen as a sloping line that holds the sloping building.
Uncertainties can arise to us every day and every time without any predictability.
Consequently, we should not beunderestimate.
– Cut the paper to create a model of the building and the foundation of the building.
– Position the model building at an angle of 45 degrees to the ground level of the model base.
– Stick the workpiece, paper, balsa wood and plastic sheet with glue on the base of the model.
– Use a rope to tie a knot gluing along the corners of the building with the base of the model vertically to show the gradient of height and lines of greatest slope.
– Cutting wood and paper
Materials and equipment
– Balsa wood
– Plastic sheet
– Cutter knife
– Model base
– Fabric rope
In nature, everything exists for mutual benefit. It is a dependency such as land, water, plants, wildlife, air, clouds, rain, etc. Everything acts in balance therefore mold and cause prosperity, creating integrity for natural ecosystems and appears to be the cycle of existence and habitation of various living things. From the above, The dependence was mentioned. It is an element of completeness in the cycle of nature, like rain caused by small water droplets, float against the heat and humidity in the air then a condensation reaction occurs forming water droplets that fell into the rain to moisture to nourish life on land. Seeds, saplings and small flowers grow into a big tree with beautiful blossoms. I saw the beauty of interdependence in nature where things cannot be alone therefore used as inspiration for creating the ceramic sculptures by the nature, lines of the rain, flower forms, The colors of rainbow and the surface of the land that become the main form of this creation to express an impression the dependence in the nature and It is the creation of new form according to my uniqueness
The Creation of Ceramic Art “Blooming Flowers” was created to convey the experience of emotions and impressions in the interdependence of nature. It is the creation of artworks in the form of ceramic sculpture by using natural forms that have been reduced as symbols, consisting of lines, colors, shapes – forms and adjusted to different sizes then put them together for harmoniously and created unity. The form and content of the artwork were expressing in simply way, uncomplicated, emphasizing to communicate with the audience directly to make them look back in the nature that are important to humans and all living things.
To convey the beauty and impression of nature with interdependence.
1. Study and collect information
2. Analyze and summarize the information
3. Use the data obtained from the analysis to create sketch
4. Select and improve sketch5. Expand the sketch into a ceramic by sculpting the clay , Biscuit Firing and Glost Firing
6. Check and improve for complete the artwork
The creation of this ceramic art “Blooming Flowers” was inspired by the interdependence of nature. There are three distinctive areas of expression scope as follows:
1. The content, there is a transmission about the nature that is dependent on it. Expressing beauty and impression by reflects through the shape and form of things that exist in nature such as rain, flowers, rainbows and the land.
2. The form, the work is a ceramic sculpture, created with techniques and processes of ceramic. There is an idea from nature that has dependence reflected through the expressions of visual elements from the analysis of the information. Then choose the shape and the
form of things that exist in nature, such as rain lines, the form of flowers, the colors of the rainbow and the surface of the land by creating different sizes and combining them to express the interdependence.
3. The technical and creative methods, It is a ceramic process that uses 3 types of clay, namely Stoneware, Terracotta and Porcelain. Use Engobe decorating slip to complete the decoration and use a glaze at 1,200 °C
The old Pak Phriao rice mill by Pasak River, Saraburi Province is the first rice mill of the Liaopairat family. Which stopped working about 50 years ago due to the move to build a new mill on Paholyothin road which replaces water transportation. Nowsaday, the area of 5,412 Sq.m. of the old rice mill has been abandoned. There are still traces of the building and some machine remains as a witness of being the great rice mill of Saraburi in that era. In addition, during the past year, a group of food vendors at the night market of Saraburi municipality were affected by the expropriation of the sales area to support the high-speed railway project. This is the origin of a propose project to reuse this old rice mill as an option for a new night market in Saraburi Municipality
This project is a collaboration between the author as the main advisor with fifteen of the second-year students of SOS+ Design Studio, Faculty of Architecture Rangsit University as a designer under Sustainable Design and Urban Vernacular theories. With a field work process to observe, interview, gather problems and needs from stakeholders since the Mayor of Saraburi Municipality, night market entrepreneurs, rice mill owner, and Saraburi people together with the survey of existing buildings of the old rice mill.
Working 2 days a week from January- April 2022, the author has served as a mentor for 6 teams of 15 students, alternating with 3 pin-up sessions to hear opinions from other teachers in the SOS+ studio together with an invited guest from Saraburi. As a result, most of the students’ final designs were in the direction of sustainability based on the idea of urban vernacular architecture, with 5 of 6 the teams suggesting ideas to renovate and adaptive reuse most of the existing buildings. To attract more people to spend longer time on this project by adding activities that are the lifestyle of this new era. Such as retail shops for rent, outdoor exhibition space, amphitheater, art gallery, as well as restaurant or café and co-working space are available as options for project users other than the food market alone. Interestingly, some teams present TPI Green shop, Recycle bank and Organic vegetable plot. As an extension product of the mill owner on behalf of his main business (TPI Polene Public Company), as well as a memorial hall showing past, present and future expectations. To create a new life for this old rice mill without demolishing both the building and the memories it once had.
1. To create a design program that corresponds to the existing problem of the Saraburi night market.
2. To design space and function that suitable for the night market and the old mill area.
3.To offer alternatives to the mill owner in bringing the abandoned area back to use for
the benefit of Saraburi.
1. Field work for gathering problems and analysis of needs.
2. Study cases both in Thailand and abroad.
3. Architectural Design Program Summary.
4. Analyze site and surrounding context.
5. Design concept and zoning + Pin-up #1
6. Schematic & Preliminary design + Pin-up #2
7. Design development & Final design + Pin-up #3
All Season Food Market for Saraburi Municipality is a project proposal to adaptive reuse the old Pak Phriao rice mill to be able to support the main activities of night (food) market, at least 30 stalls, by adding support function to the project as appropriate and there must be a parking lot for the project client as well.
Bamboo pavilion construction project with a primitive design and construction is an experimental project in Architectural Design 5 subject. The conceptual idea is how we can build on a designed bamboo pavilion from a bamboo pavilion competition in China, and construct it without any mechanical nor electrical tools. Indeed, the bamboo pavilion is constructed by an inexperienced team (the students), and they have to finish it within a limited timeframe. Furthermore, this project may also be useful and benefit to general people and community where there are needs for a shelter and lack of mechanical or electrical tools in the future.
The study begins from gathering all construction information, ideas, and techniques. The selected techniques for this project have to be simple and practical because the building team (the students) has no experience in construction, and they have to work without any mechanical nor electrical tools. Knots and bamboo joint techniques are the most possible techniques to be used for this project and as a building attachment. A sketched design for the building structure using the knot and joint techniques has been drawn, and we come up with a model study to check on mass and structure of bamboo pavilion. The model study will tell us how many bamboo members, knots, and joints to be used for the pavilion.
Other important factors are size and type of bamboo. Thyrsostachys Oliveri or Long Sheath Bamboo is a choice because it has suitable size (4 inches diameter and 6 meter long), bending ability, thickness, and local growth. The construction processes include cutting bamboo into small and thin pieces, bundling them, and bending them into required structures. All structures are combined into designed form, and then connected with knots and bamboo joints. Finally, we wrap with ropes as a finishing-up where they are needed.
The objectives for this study are achieved as the bamboo pavilion is constructed within 10 days by inexperienced students. None of mechanical nor electrical tools are applied, and the pavilion is still
strong and practical. As a result of the study, this bamboo pavilion can be a prototype for further bamboo building construction in the future.
From this study, we can conclude that bamboo pavilion construction is possible without the mechanical nor electrical tools, and we have the same quality of work within timeframe. A good planning at the beginning is the most important factor to a successful work. We have a very detailed construction planning with some advice from many experts.
Some additional adjustments are applied to be more practical. We make a hole and apply concrete into the hole for the foundation. The bamboo structure is steadily on top of the concrete. This technique adds strength and stability to the pavilion, and also protects it from directly touching and getting humidity from the soil. The local wisdom such as a leaf roof is used to protect the pavilion from the sun. Also, the leaf roof has a flexibility character which can be bended and adjusted to the pavilion shape and form.
In addition to a bamboo pavilion we get, the students also receive knowledge and skill of the real design and construction practices which will be benefited to their learning. Last but not least, we hope that the pavilion and research can be a prototype and benefit for people and community in the future.
1. To design a bamboo pavilion with an inspiration from the nature
2. To build a designed bamboo pavilion without any mechanical nor electrical tools
3. To develop a design skill, construction skill and construction management sill for the building team
4. To create a prototype building with a specific technique and skill which can be benefit to general people and community
We use a simplified method to build up understanding how to construct without mechanical nor electrical tools. The processes are as following.
1. Research, study and set goal
2. Design and build up a bamboo model
3. Construction and management
At the end, we will have an on-site meeting, and come up with conclusions and evaluations of the project.
We use a simple construction method and local wisdom which our inexperienced construction team (the students) can easily learn and implement at the construction site. Only some simple tools are used such as knife, ax, saw, wooden dowel, bamboo wedge, rope, and wire.
Bamboo is the core material because of their unique features. Bamboo can be cut, bended,and unfold into a plate. Moreover, bamboo is light which is good for transportation and construction. Because of the bamboo’s light weight, a small building foundation will be applied. The study can be achieved with these mentioned features.
The design is inspired by a crane’s wing. We use bamboo to create a figure of wing as a main structure, and then bend bamboo to create a wave for the wing. The local material such as dried leaves are used as a roof material. The original design has no roof, but we add the roof which can protect the pavilion from the sun and local people can utilize it during a day time.