Traditional Thai architecture has its true uniqueness. The creative and delicate work of Thai architects in the past has made a remarkable image to the world. Nevertheless, it is impossible to overlook the incredible work of contemporary artists who continuously make new impression internationally. The modern Thai architecture is forging its identity to shine on world stage.
The Wine Ayutthaya
Assist. Prof. Boonserm Premthada is recognised for his architectural work that suggests the importance of local communities. His architectural project, the Kantana Film and Animation Institute was shortlisted for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2013. His recent architecture, The Wine Ayutthaya has won The Plan Award 2017 from Italy in the categories of “Overall Winner” and “Winner of Hospitality”.
Baan Nhong Bua School
The 5th annual ArchitizerA+ Awards had marked a striking year for Thai architects after having received several awards. Baan Nhong Bua School designed by Junsekino Architec-ture & Design, was awarded in Institutional-Primary & High Schools. The design emphasises on the simplicity and the usefulness in its functions. The building provides classrooms, play rooms and the special structure that corresponds with the weather condition such as the elevated floor to brace the problems of flooding, and the ceiling to allow sunlight in winter.
CHOUI FONG Tea Café
IDIN Architects’ CHOUI FONG Tea Café in Chiang Rai province won the annual ArchitizerA+ Awards in the Hospitality-Restaurants division. Situated in the plantation area, the café has an overlooking view of panoramic scenery and offers high quality teas.
As for the Commercial-Shopping Center division of the award, The Commons designed by Department of Architecture Co., Ltd. was the winner. The exposed concrete building proposes an open air space with the connecting floors from The Ground area to 3rd and 4th floor.
The Naka Phuket
Designed by Duangrit Bunnag of DBALP, the Naka Phuket resort hotel was awarded with the Best Building of the Year by ARCASIA 2015. The stunning architecture offers seemingly floating rooms hanging out from the edge which integrated perfectly with their natural surroundings.
Baan Huay Sarn Yaw, Post Disaster School
Baan Huay Sarn Yaw School in Chiang Rai designed by Vin Varavarn Architects received the Highly Commended Award from The World Architecture Festival 2016. The building is raised off the ground to create a recreational space for children. The use of bamboo and metal roof allows light to enter class room. The important feature of the architecture is its resistance to earthquake. This creative idea was initiated after a strong earthquake that struck in 2014 resulting in more than 73 schools being destroyed.
Sansiri is an example of real estate company that won the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016-2017 in Best Public Service Architecture Thailand. The Club House of Setthasiri Ratchaphruek-Charan project combines the modern style house with the mind to live with the environment and save energy.