Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Kasidis Puaktes and Theerayut Somtua
Client: Mae Fah Luang Foundation
Completion: December 2016
Builder: Mae Fah Luang’s agricultural team with Doi Tung villager workforces and Supermachine studio
In December 2016, our team were invited by Doitung as one of 2 artists to work on an installation as a part of MAE FAH LUANG foundation’s annual year end event called, SEE SAN DOITUNG. It is a small project but we felt honored and grateful to take part because the site was situated right in the heart of King’s Rama9’s mother’s project. Doitung is a famous success example of a reforest project in Chiangrai, North of Thailand.
We proposed to build a 40 meter bamboo tunnel to mark the entrance of the event where the street leading in and out of this hill top is closed and turned to an open market during the 2 week event. We also proposed to clad the tunnel with quilts made stitched from left over handcraft fabric made by hill tribes and people living around Doi Tung villages.
The project is tiny but special for us in a way it was built because our team, Pitupong and Kasidis were embedded at the site. We stayed on the hill for a week watching the building team build it up experimenting on what possible and what not/what technique they were comfortable building and what not. “Sometimes we climbed the structure and hang stuff by ourselves.” The air is clean.. to shut ourselves down from a city life. A week of lung cleansing working experience….. PERFECT!!!!!
Finally our home-made shadow are operating on site at iLight Marina Bay 2016.
“Home-made shadow”… we are now busy creating this installation for iLight marina bay, Singapore taking place in March 2016. More details to come.
We participate in Bangkok Art and Cultural Center’s latest exhibition “Let’s Panic” as one of the artists. Our piece is called “Super Skywalk”, a visionary mega compound building merged with network of elevated pedestrians. The Super Skywalk is a building for Bangkok in the future where ground surface has been reclaimed by WATER.
Location: CentralWorld, Bangkok 20-30 November 2010 and Big Mountain Music Festival 10-11 December 2010.
Kart 2010 is a temporary venue for selling T-shirts and stickers containing messages from design comunities in Thailand. Some messages are humorous and light-hearted while others are ironic and satirical.
The culture of posting messages in public has existed long before the Internet and the development of social networking. This is particularly true in Thailand, where it seems people have been sticking messages on to objects, vehicles or other everyday possessions for as long as these things have existed.
The messages themselves – commonly seen on city streets, taxis, and trucks – are often cheerful and are expressed in colorful styles and language. But sometimes they can carry underlying meanings as well. For the disenfranchised, this may be the only way to safely (or even legally) contribute opinions within the public realm, particularly grievances toward prevailing injustices or the status quo.
Message Kart 2010 aims to mimic this particular type of public messaging culture. Despite being typecast as being “cool”, designers are actually not much different than those driving taxis, trucks or other working-class professions. In this case, 10 architect, landscape architect and design teams have decided to gather together to create messages from their own unique perspectives. It was felt that designers in Thailand lack tools to communicate to society at large and to voice their concerns. The medium for displaying the messages – T-shirts and stickers – was chosen for their directness and accessibility, and the design has deliberately been kept simple. At the least, design enthusiasts will now be able to obtain these messages and proudly display them on the covers of their prized sketchbooks and high-end laptop computers or even on their chests.
Text: Luke Young
Supermachine Studio’s installation at Heineken Greenspace 2009 at Zen 19th Floor Centralworld BKK. The world 2009 is made of CNC cut cardboard stick with some thousands post its for people to exchange messages.
Special thanks to : Nantawat Tassanasangsoon, Suchart Ouypornchaikul, Suratchasa Kampasiri, Ratee Ngamniyom, Kamolporn Withayachaisang
Co ordinated by: Manipa Jayawan
The 4 meter long paper installation was meant to be a public message board for the annual beer festival organized by Heineken. The event will last more than 2 months on 3,500m2 of space on 18-19-20th floor of Zen, Bangkok.
It’s our mini project with tight deadline, however we had a lot of fun figuring out how to do it. Take a look;
We decided to break the world into 5 peices for transportation
When it doesn’t work, we have to look for adaptable tool around us!!
We even tried “table” after the chair didn’t really work
6.30 am. after the installation