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Architecture in Thailand
We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Thailand Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Thailand. The focus is on contemporary Thai buildings but information on key traditional buildings in Thailand is also welcome.
We have 2 pages of Thai Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.
Thailand Architecture : news + A-M (this page)
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Thailand Architecture - Latest Designs + Building Additions
Architecture News - latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
The Met Tower, Bangkok - new info + images
Design: WOHA Architects
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
The Met in Bangkok - 1 May 2013
Rather than adopting high-rise models from temperate countries, this 66-storey central Bangkok development adapts aspects of low-rise tropical housing to spaces in the sky. Naturally cross-ventilated, the apartments require no air conditioning.
Phuket Gateway, western Thailand
photo : Spaceshift Studio
Phuket Gateway - added 14 Jan 2013
The idea is to present the character of vernacular architecture in the south of Thailand through contemporary architecture. Phuket Gateway is to serve as a public space for welcoming the visitors to this province, just like a living room.
Hilton Pattaya - Lobby, Bar, Restaurants, and Linkage Spaces
Department of ARCHITECTURE
photo : Wison Tungthunya
Hilton Pattaya - added 24 Apr 2012
This Thai hotel building overlooks the Pattaya beach. The hotel lobby and bar occupies the 17th floor. The architectural intervention to the entire ceiling plane, with its dynamic wave lines, leads the movement of the visitors towards the seafront beyond. The fabric installation on the ceiling becomes a main feature in the space while simple elements on the ground provide a tranquil atmosphere.
photo : Lin Ho
Fai-Fah Building Thailand - 11 Apr 2012
Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for self-development and creative thinking. The architects were invited to design Fai-Fah Prachautis, the refurbishment of two shop houses located in a residential district of Bangkok.
Klong Toey Community Lantern, Bangkok
TYIN tegnestue Architects
photo : Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com
Klong Toey Community Lantern - added 29 Mar 2012
Klong Toey is currently the largest and oldest areas of informal dwellings in Bangkok. More than 140,000 people are estimated to live here, and most are living in sub-standard houses with few or no tenure rights or support from the government.
Soneva Kiri Resort, Koh Kood, Gulf of Thailand
24H > architecture
photo from architects
Six Senses' Soneva Kiri Resort - 12 Feb 2012
The 6 star hotel resort Soneva Kiri is located on Koh Kood, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. At this unique site, 24H-architecture designed a series of ecological icons to contribute to Six Senses' high ambitions in design and ecology.
Thailand Building - Recent Designs
photograph © Patrick Bingham-Hall
Hansar Bangkok - 9 Feb 2012
This building by WOHA is located in the heart of Bangkok, surrounded by luxury hotels, shopping areas, and a large city park. The site is small and irregular, with a building plot ratio of 1:10. The design captures the value of the site by maximizing the building area and contributing to the urban environment with its planted facades, sky gardens and sky pavilions.
Panyaden School, Chiang Mai
24H > architecture
photo © Ally Taylor / Panyaden School
Thailand School Building - added 8 Feb 2012
In the lush green surroundings of a former fruit orchard, where highest mountains in Thailand meet the flat rice fields, 24H were contracted to design its environmentally friendly school buildings. Located south of the city of Chiang Mai, this 5,000 m2 primary school consists of an informal arrangement of pavilions (salas), organized along pathways inspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern.
Major Thailand Architecture Developments / Projects, alphabetical:
|Bangkok International Airport Building
Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects
photo : Rainer Viertlböck
|British Embassy Renovation, Bangkok
picture from architect
British Embassy Bangkok
|Central Embassy - retail and hotel complex
Amanda Levete Architects
image © Amanda Levete Architects
Central Embassy Bangkok
|Central World Tower Hotel, Bangkok
BBG-BBGM withTandem Architects
photograph : Chun Lai
Central World Hotel Bangkok
photo : Philippe Ruault
Ole Scheeren / OMA
image © OMA/Ole Scheeren 2009
More Thai Architecture projects online soon
Developments in countries close to Thailand
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
Hong Kong Buildings
School Design Competition, Mae Sot, Thai-Burma border
picture from design contest organisers
Thailand Design Competition
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