A new co-working + Artisan space in Bangkok is taking shape in Sansiri’s brand new shopping mall, Habbito. Hubbato will be operated by Hubba, a renown active Bangkok’s co-working space initiator. The project will be completed in Q2 2016
The Flagship showroom of Cotto, the biggest Thai ceramic tile and bathroom product producer in Thailand is opened at SQ1 Siam square under the name “Cotto Curious”.
Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Korakot Meesathien, Yupadee Suvisith.
Installation mechanic: Witpim team
Photographs: Wison Tungthunya
Project: Bangkok University International Center
Location: Bangkok University, Rangsit Campus
Area: 480 m2
Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Suchart Ouypornchaisakukul, Korakot Meesatien, Santi Sarasuphab and Yupadee Suvisith
Contructor: Task Interior
Photograph: Pitupong Chaowakul
In 2018, AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) agreement will be implemented. There have been changes and upgrades in many sectors in Thailand preparing for the new frontier. Educational sector has been as well adapting itself rapidly to be able to compete in the new condition. One of the the strategies of Bangkok University is to equip their students with more knowledge and skill that will allow them to understand cultures of different countries in AEC better so that the possibility to do business or cooperate in the future is more fluid.
The BU international Center is a 480 sq.m. space converted from a typical student hall situated in between an existing movie room and lecture hall. The programs consists of reading area, I.T. corner, Movie room and 2 workshops. The design is to increase interaction among students as much as possible as we think interaction between teachers and student and among students themselves is the most effective way of education. The majority of the programs are in one space without partitioning, except those for particular workshops.
The front partition, nicked name: “SPUN WALL”, is a curved wall consists of 1,360 pieces of metal panels painted in 16 shades of colors. The gradient steel curtain is a see-through facade of BU International Center separating the facility from the public corridor. Walking along the Spun Wall, people will be able to see through the interior with different angle. It is a wall with thousand of windows.
In the facility, there are some elements derived from ready made objects in Thai culture including the 4-leg table made of the clothing mannequin and the reception counter in the shape of typical Thai fruit kart. These fun elements are important to us for the educational facility to drag it out from a typical institutional atmosphere.
Location: Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok, Thailand
Owner: Vespiario(Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Design: Supermachine Studio
Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Korakot Meesatien, Yupadee Suvisith and Jetsada Phongwasin
Contractor: New Siam First
Photograph: Pitupong Chaowakul
With the consistent economic growth, Asia has become the strong market for a beloved brand of scooters, Vespa. The Italian brand has been investing heavily on the manufacturing and sale facilities in the region including building factories, upgrading and expanding showrooms. Vespa Galleria is one of the first pilot projects of its type in the region. Being more than just showroom and sales space, Vespa Galleria includes scooter showroom, merchandise shop, scooter service and small exhibition space into one.
For Bangkok branch, the given concept is tweaked away from being a little “corporate” to a more playful space by using curved brick wall mixing with graphics of different generation of Vespa advertisement posters. Entering through the framed display box, the main sales space remains bright white as requested from the brand. The new models of scooters are main display in radial on the ellipse stand. Deeper inside, the space is curved continuously into the “Vespa Green” exhibition showing collection of old and special edition of Vespa scooters.
For us, designer, “Vespa”, with its long history, is more than just a scooter. It is a culture, a life style. We try to add different dimension of Vespa into the project. Behind the sales counter, the bricked wall becomes the scooter walls. Hundreds of tiny models of Vespa are sticked on to it creating the back drop for the full size one in front. Above the counter, we install the big cylinder lamp custom made from the blown up vintage Vespa advertisement.