VR Museum in Bangkok

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VR Museum

Contemporary Bangkok Development – design by Architectkidd

13 Jan 2015

VR Museum in Bangkok

Design: Architectkidd

Location: 8 King Power Complex, Rangnam Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

VR Museum in Bangkok

This project is part of a new cultural program for a large retail complex in Bangkok, Thailand. The existing commercial space is a 30-meter glass atrium dome. The gallery design, housing Buddhist statues and artifacts, is located along the perimeter of the ground floor of the atrium.

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Architectkidd responded to these contrasting programs by developing a strategy of ‘deep’ patterns. By projecting a diagonal grid on to the vertical solid surface that is also radial in plan, these ‘deep’ patterns result in architectural walls and partitions with continously variable thicknesses. The design allows for varying levels of openness and privacy between the gallery and the commercial spaces, while maintaining a high level of integrity and consistency.

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The ‘constantly variable’ design emerged while working within the constraints of the project and with the fabricators on the structure and construction. A singular system was needed in order to simplify the installation process, but at the same time, it had to be accumulative and assembled from small panels in order to generate the overall form.

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The resulting ‘Public Wall’ is over 60 meters in length and wraps around the existing commercial space. Visitors experience the exhibition by walking around the enclosed circular pathway. The Public Wall, which changes in thickness from 40 centimeters to over 1 meter, creates a gallery space that is both uniform while incrementally shifting, expanding and contracting, reflecting a mediative sensibility of the Buddha relics housed inside.

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VR Museum in Bangkok – Building Information

Design team: Luke Yeung, Phuttipan Aswakool, Jariyawadee Lekawatana, Tammarat Rodpul, Manassak Senachak
Client: King Power International Co., Ltd.
Location (complete address): 8 King Power Complex, Rangnam Road, Phayathai, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Built area: 600 square meters
Photographs: Luke Yeung

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