As of today, early 2019, when Bangkok is cover with dust from pollution, we would like to share our projected image of Dindaeng intersection, a famous Bangkok area where super highway from the north entering the city. We have recently re-create series of images in retrospect to our future city project 10 years ago. Back then, we imagine our city, Bangkok, as an automobile steroid mega city where mass transit system failed terribly because of chronic corruption. Multi-layered highways are built over other to serve “CARS” but still fail to solve serious traffic problems.
Sadly enough, what we pessimistically pictured was not very different from what happening in our city right now. Bangkok has been facing smog situation from higher in standard PM2.5 for a few years now specially in January-February when air is dry and still. People and medias are just aware of the problem now when the problem has reached horrendous level. Seeing big country like China tackling it in a serious manner, Bangkokian has to realise that only awareness is not enough, there need to be substantial measure by everyone living in this mega city to make situation better. Otherwise the reality of our city can look worse than the image that Supermachine studio produces.
Along with 8 other schools built in Chaingrai for our disaster relief mission, the bamboo school is exhibited as part of “Class of 6.3” in Thai pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016.
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King Bhumipol museum proposal. Ver. “Eastern way of defining public square”
Pangolin house; Architecture for future living with WATER
Finally, the flood water from the north has arrived Thailand’s capital. Supermachine studio has been traveling around different part of Bangkok to document the flood situation as part of architectural research for ASA Water Brick which will be exhibited in Architect 2012 event. We will keep on doing this as the flood situation in Bangkok is still developing every minutes. This one of the series; “Ghost highway”
Photographs: Pitupong Chaowakul
In collaboration with TCDC (Thailand Creative and Design Center), Supermachine Studio organized a imagination workshop called, Tomorrow’s City at our office in Bangkok on Saturday 24 Sep 2011.