Unboxing the bronze prize plate. 🙂
We are very happy and very proud for Hubba-to to be voted Archdaily’s Building Of The year 2017 for interior design category.Thanx again to every one in our team that made it happen, Hubba and Sansiri for letting us do this, also to the rest of the building teams involved (specially the tube benders!!!)
Hubba-to Co working & Artisan space
Location: Habbito mall, Ornnuch, Bangkok
Size: 989 SQ.M.
Client: Hubba and Sansiri
Completion: Q2 2016
Design team: Yupadee Suvisith with Pitupong Chaowakul
Photograph: Wison Tungthunya
No network, No Hub…
With their ambition, Hubba, a co-working space operator, wants to create their new edition of their space differently than their first one. They collaborate with Sansiri, one of the biggest developers in Thailand, to curate their space in Habito, Sansiri’s brand new mall locating in the center of the residential territory they created. Hubba came up with the idea of enlarging the portion of “making” within the ecosystem of “working” to suit the new neighborhood. They call it “Artisan space”, which consists of several handmade facilities such as pottery and wood studio, open kitchen and photography dark room. Screening room for different lectures, workshops and seminars is also added. The intention is to expand their already wide networks, strengthen the concept of being a “hub” and reinforce their “co-working” philosophy.
The design of Hubbato space takes shape from the a funny idea of extending networking lines of Hubba’s original logo and multiply them to occupy/unify space on ground and second floor. We realized that the scheme could be made possible thinking that there are supposed to be quite a number of M&E lines to be installed in the project for functional reason already. Our main operation is to add more into the system and design the organization of these conduits. We color them turquoise to make them visually present (or even emphasize them) throughout the space. We, as designers, usually struggle with M&E elements in our project but, in case of this project, we decide to make it excessive to the degree that it has become an incorporated ornament in architectural space.
2 years ago, we proposed the conceptual idea for another type of meeting place in Thailand as people are more glued to their smart phones these days.
“It is typical in architect office to have work on something and not able to complete it for different kind of reasons. Time have been spent… Ideas have been tested (to a certain degree)… We will now share of some of the past proposals that have never been realized on our blog”
Office-R is a pretty typical small size office taking space in a typical row building existing through out Thailand. They rent out the upper floors that they don’t use for other firm while the one on the ground planed to be rent to the bicycle shop. Every inch of the surface is money, the western facade is their existing commercial billboard. Our task is to come up with the new look that merges all that have said with in the limited budget. We proposed the new aluminum facade in a composition of crises-crossing turn. Some vacant spaces between the brick are the windows bringing light into their working spaces.
Design team: Pitupong Chaowakul with Theerayut Somtua
Design team: Yupadee Suvisith with Pitupong Chaowakul and Theerayut Somtua
Location: Suanpeung, Ratchaburi, Thailand
Type: Outdoor concert for 5,000 people
There is precise translation in English for the term, “Nunglen”. The closest meaning of it is “chilled out sitting” which tells the mood of the event. This episode of the concert is their 3rd edition took place in the valley 200 km. to the west of Bangkok. It is pretty much a small to medium size outdoor concert where all audiences can watch it on their picnic mats 6 hours continuously. The music themes are “light”through out.
The stage is a small humble hill made of standard scaffolds. 48 roll-able panels are attached to it to create different settings for light and image projections. During the early evening time, when there are still sun light, the panels are set horizontal. The audiences can real mountain in the back ground through it. As the artists change and musics get more active the panels turn to catch light creating different backdrop for more intensity. Once it get really late and the musics go super active in late night, panels move during the artist performance.
It has been almost a year since Big Mountain Music Festival 7.. now we are designing the 8th edition. It is a bit late to post images from the last one but better than not to. Typically we have published photos from our camera taken objects that we designed, a lot of time before the festival opens. It is a bad habit of architect to only focus on architectures rather than whom they are designed for. This time around we ask permission from BMMF official page to put some of the stuff that we designed in actions.
The theme of BMMF7 is “JOH”, the term explaining how Thai people have fun with music and entertainment in a very local and individual style (most of the time don’t worry about their images.) It is the first time that the festival moves the location to Petchaburi for a new challenge. It has always been the goal to promote diversity in the biggest outdoor music event in Thailand as it has includes contents for every one from rock, electronic, pop, folk music (Rumwong) to cabaret club. And our task is to design architectures in different scales to accommodate them.