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KHAO MO in new context

Posted in 2014_"Khao Mo" in new context, Exhibition/ Artworks by traeht on June 2, 2014

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In January 2014, KHAO MO (Mythical Escapism) has been relocated at Park @ Siam, the public park situates between Chulalongkorn University and Siam square in city center of Bangkok, Thailand. The artwork acts differently in different context and surrounding. The green surrounding and the interaction of people provoke the new experiences and appearance. Some times, it looks disappear and reappear again depending on the movement and gaze of the viewer. We are investigating the changing of it and how the artwork would develop in urban context.  The photograph and video will be continuously publish on the website: KHAOMO as part of the work.

Please feel free to visit and experience KHAO MO (Mythical Escapism).

Photograph by : Wison Tungthunya

All images are in courtesy of Sanitas Studio.

 

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Baan San Kraam ” THE OCEAN JOURNEY ”

Posted in 2013_Baan San Kraam by traeht on April 6, 2014

In May 2014, Baan San Kraam, just won Best Residential Landscape Architecture, Thailand from International Property Awards.

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Project Name : Baan San Kraam
Completion Date : December 2013
Location : Cha-Am, Petchaburi, ThailandLand
Area : 23,109.96 Sq.m. (13 Buildings, 266 Units)
Landscape Area: 16,158.63 Sq.m.
Client : Sansiri PLC
Design Director : Sanitas Pradittasnee
Project Team : Ronarong Chompoopan, Supavadee Nimawan, Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn,
Amisa Raksiam, Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk
Architect : Somdoon Architects
Photographer : Wison Tungthunya
Text : Sanitas Studio

 

In 2011, Sanitas Studio was commissioned by Sansiri PLC. to do a master plan and landscape design for residential project on Cha-Am beach, Petchaburi, Thailand. The site locates on Soi Phetkasem9 connected with Petchakasem Road, the main road lining from Bangkok to the south of Thailand. Even though the land is large, only 10% of the land area is actually connected to the beach. Our job is to accommodate landscape design and provide nice atmosphere for 13 buildings in this site. By constraint of the shape of the site, there will be only two buildings, which have a direct view to the beach. It is a challenging task to create the atmosphere, which will let all residents feel they are equally close to the beach.
From the feasibility study, the project need to provide about 266 units in order to make this project feasible and with the local building regulations, the 13 buildings are in a limitation of 12 meters height for building in 200 meters set back from coastal line. Each building was carefully located in consider of priority to the view and privacy with the constraint of building set back.

 

 

 

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“OCEAN” CONCEPT
Starting with nautical nostalgia, we envisage the land as an abstract form of the ocean. The abstract ocean would contain different characters of islands and seascape; the jungle, the villages, the floating house and the sea tide. This would create different atmosphere for each cluster of buildings. Then we create 7 clusters of building with their own unique seascape character, from Lobby-beach, Fisherman Village, Modern Jungle, Village-tree house, Village-pool, Connecting beach and floating house.
The landscape design is a simple interpretation of the wave typology. We study the form of sea wave and develop it in the landscape form three dimensionally. It becomes part of the continuous seating, continuous steps, the retaining wall and planters. The gradient color of the sea was reveal through a gentle contour line underneath the water.
People can experience the different character of each area since arrival, from Lobby beach across the water to the Jungle, which surrounded by secluded villages. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.

 

 

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WAVE TYPOLOGY
From the “ocean” concept, the water body is the key landscape element, which connect all zones together. We studied the natural form of the seascape and interpret it in modern way. In the overall master plan, the form of landscape is a simplification of topography line of the ocean and use it as the landscape language throughout the whole site.
The landscape design is a simple interpretation of the wave typology. We study the form of sea wave and develop it in the landscape form three dimensionally. It becomes part of the continuous seating, continuous steps in the water, the retaining wall and planters. The gradient color of the sea was reveal through a gentle contour line underneath the water.
People can experience the different character of each area since arrival, from Lobby beach across the water to the Jungle, which surrounded by secluded villages. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.

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SITE LAYOUT
At Baan San Kraam, the “Ocean” concept plays the important role and connects all zones together with one unique landscape language of seascape. The water body, where all activities are met, is associated with pathway system and sunbathing deck and is partially adjacent to the balconies of some unit so people can connect to the swimming pool directly.
At Baan San Kraam, Sanitas Studio has created a series of rich detailed for each zone, which become its own internal view and provide a series of outdoor sitting areas, so people can enjoy resting in each unique garden. From the front entrance, the residents could arrive on the Lobby-beach with horizontal line of beach scape, across the water to the Jungle with rustic plants and are surrounded by secluded villages. There is a sunken island for Gym room, so people can exercise with a view of water cascade and having sun-bathing on the roof deck. Before arriving on the beach, there was a large swimming pool and sunbathing terraces.
At Baan San Kraam, Softs planting also plays the important roles; nurturing the space, differentiateing characteristic of each zone, providing shade for outdoor function space and decreasing temperature, which is crucial in tropical country. The existing trees have a big impact on landscape’s atmosphere, especially the beach front area, where there are stunningly mature Rain tree, Flame tree and Tamarind tree.
The landscape zoning was characterized in 8 zones;
1. Lobby Beach
2. Village – Tree house
3. Village – Pool
4. Fisherman Village
5. Modern Jungle
6. Connecting Beach
7. Floating House
8. Beach pool

 

MASTER PLAN

 

CIRCULATION 

At Baan San Kraam, there is a vehicle access from the street with front parking under trellis structure. After arrival at the lobby, people can choose to walk through the main walk way, which connect to all buildings or use the golf cart-service and access from the service way, which run along the periphery. The parking is located at the entrance area and provide service for mechanical room and garbage room.

 

ZONING 

From the “Ocean” concept, we envisage the land as an abstract form of the ocean. The abstract ocean would contain different characters of islands and seascape, which define a collection of resting areas. The landscape zoning was characterized in 8 zones;

1. Lobby Beach

2. Village – Tree house

3. Village – Pool

4. Fisherman Village

5. Modern Jungle

6. Connecting Beach

7. Floating House

8. Beach pool

 

 

 

 

 

KHAO MO, 2013 (MYTHICAL ESCAPISM)

Posted in 2013_"Khao Mo" (Mythical Escapism) by traeht on October 29, 2013

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THE SCULPTURAL WORK, SHOWING AT “RESORT”AN ART EXHIBITION FOR LANDSCAPE OF REST AT BACC (BANGKOK ART AND CULTURE CENTER) FROM 4 OCTOBER – 24 NOVEMBER 2013

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(MYTHICAL ESCAPISM)

6.88 x 7.12 x 3.20 metres

Mirror boxes, Soil

City dwellers desire to have time off for rest and relaxation, a moment of escape from everyday life. This is different to the past. Nature has been replicated so that it can be closer to humans. The concept of Chinese gardens is to replicate the universe in the form of a garden in order to create joy and pleasantness. The large stones are clouds in the middle of the garden, as if they represent the paradise of that model garden.

Khao mo (“mo” comes from “t’mo” with roots in the Cambodian language) is a type of Thai art that originated in the Ayutthaya period. The concept behind khao mo is the replication of nature to make it closer to humans, and the belief in the relationship between the height of Sumeru, which is a physical aspect, and the desire to be free of suffering, or the state of contentment, which is an abstraction. The ideas merged and were demonstrated through “khao mo”, which is a symbol of paradise. It is used for enjoyment as well as for ceremonies, especially the royal tonsure shaving ceremony. Those who enter the ceremony, the location of which includes the model of Mount Kailash for bathing within the Grand Palace, must be princes or princesses of the Chao Fa class only.

The new “khao mo” is presented within the original physical framework, but the meaning has been reduced to the beliefs about “khao mo” that have altered as times have changed. Audiences are given time to interact with the work. They have the opportunity to explore and find the hidden treasures on the inside via experiences from symbolic objects. They can journey from the past to the present, from the exalted down to the public. The inside of “khao mo”, which is a sanctuary, actually transpires as emptiness. It is the starting point of not-having and having, which is essentially the root of all things.

The smell of earth, the moisture and vapour that evaporate from the earth, the ordinariness and the emptiness allow the audience time to imagine further. When there is no clarity between right and wrong in the present, the mountain of virtue has a different belief or meaning. Once upon a time, right and wrong had only one truth. What was once black and white is now grey. The world of today has advanced technologically and the changing society has led to more individuality, as well as more self-confidence. But what is the source of that confidence? Where are morality and ethics? What channels does self-confidence have to guide it?

This mountain of belief is like the construction of khao mo for the people (Mythical Escapism). The space is designated for the time of the individual. The opening of the space is dedicated to the reflection of one’s personal thoughts and identity via this space of imagination.

Photograph by : Wison Tungthunya

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“EQUILIBRIUM” AT SEA ART FESTIVAL, BUSAN

Posted in 2013 "Equilibrium" at Sea Art Festival, Exhibition/ Artworks by traeht on October 28, 2013

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” Equilibrium “

Size: 1.20 x 1.20 x 2.30 meters (17 pieces)

Material: Customized PVC Inflatable with the Pottery’s Glazing Screened, Filled with air

Artwork Statement

Songdo Beach, as the oldest public beach in South Korea, has gone through different stages of history from prosperous nature site, significant seaport, Japan occupation, Korean War until modernization.

In 1913, it was opened as a first public beach during Japan occupation. The place was allocated for leisure activity under Japanese rule. It gives the contrast feeling of suppress and freedom in the same time.

The idea of maintaining the Equilibrium helps the South Korean go through all difficult circumstances from the past to the present. In the past decades, the South Korean economy has grown significantly and was transformed into one of the major economy country. South Korean has experienced rise and fall situations.

“As if they fall, they will rise up again like a tumbler doll.”

The philosophy of Equilibrium (yin and yang) has been embedded in South Korea’s culture throughout the history.  The concept of yin and yang is all things in the universe that holds the two principles in

perfect balance.

In the proposal of Installation for Sea Art Festival, the Equilibrium concept was represented through the physical aspect of balance “the tumbler doll”.

The movement of the tumbler doll represent the dynamic balance and the joy of beach activity. In the same time, it reflects the story and historical layers of the place. The tumbler doll always bounces back to the

balance position whether it is shaking and tumbling by any forces.

The tumbler doll would be crafted in the form of Korean pottery with pottery’s glazing screened to represent another dimension of Equilibrium;  the co-exist of two principles in perfect balance.

The contrast of Pottery and Tumbler doll represents as

The Fragile / The Unbreakable

The Heritage / The Contemporary

The Past / The Present

Indoor / Outdoor

Suppress / Freedom

Heavy / Light

Static / Dynamic

At the first glance, the installation looks like a static monumental Korean pottery located on Songdo beach. Only when people walk closer and interact with it, they will be surprised by a dynamic and unbreakable

pottery. On the surface of selected potteries will reflect the contemporary city on the heritage pottery through the reflective mirror film finished.

The heritage pottery has developed along with Korean history and involved in every aspects of Korean culture, especially Busan, the main pottery production and trading seaport. One said “It is difficult to understand the Korean culture without understanding Korean Pottery.”

This installation also marks the history of migration in Busan through a group of potteries, standing on the

historical beach as to remember the story of people.

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“RESORT” AN EXHIBITION FOR LANDSCAPE OF REST, BACC, BANGKOK

Date : 04 October – 24 November 2013
Location: Main Gallery, 8th floor
By BACC Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture

RESORT
An Art Exhibition for Landscape of Rest

In the atmosphere of speeding for life, slowing oneself down or pausing almost counterbalances current stream of the world’s rapidness. The importance of rest is compromised for various needs, to construct a landscape of self existed in the world at large. While human responding rapidly to the external realm, it is evitable to overlook the internal where this landscape offering an alternative self: the outer landscape where human prompt to react crafts out meanings as in one’s eyes, though might not include the more critical landscape recorded through particular perceptions as in one’s head.

Landscape is the worldview that can be compared to witnessing the vast universe where internal and external space existing in parallel: to perceive both spaces requires just a little shifting. In astronomy, ‘parallax’ denotes the change in viewpoint in order to determine distance, perceive depth, and locate the position of things. Worldview that could be shifted is thus crucial here; it is to describe the meaning of rest that goes side by side with living. Shifting viewpoint from outward to inward conducting by the law of slowness and understanding, the parallactic travel which runs freely from a condition of time has paved way for an individual to find his own, to liberate, and to flee, to take a refuge, and to earn understanding in order to protect the fragile and essential sense of self from external threatening conditions.

Space, time, and belonging of self are the definition of ‘Resort’, which is a place that requires another type of travelling. It is the place where the narrations of life elaborated by the expansion of time; the foreignness discovered in the familiarity, the cordial relation between human and nature; the sharing of small realm in the great kingdom of void; the returning to home situating in ourselves; and the dwelling that is not an architecture of a house museum but the place where true living is to be found; all of these are parts of the stories depicting through artworks to broaden the definition of rest beyond physicality. While each of works communicates sentiments and reasons, at the same time providing a space, preparing time, lending the geography of thought, and hinting the landscape of rest awaiting for an individual to discover.

Curator : Pichaya Suphavanij
Artists :
Akiq AW
Jakrawal Nilthamrong
Jean Luc Vilmouth
Jean-David Caillouet
Karin Phisolyabut
Lim Kok Yoong
Michael Lee
Niti Wattuya
Orawan Arunrak
Preechaya Siripanich
Sanitas Pradittasnee
Santi Lawrachawee
Somboon Hormtientong
Suriya Umpansiriratana
Uten Mahamid
Wolfgang Bellwinkel

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WYNE, “THE URBAN SANCTUARY”

Posted in 2012_WYNE, Landscape architecture by traeht on October 22, 2013

In May 2013, WYNE, has won Highly commended from Property Awards, In Landscape Architecture, Thailand Category.

In October 2013, WYNE, has been shortlisted for WAF, World architecture Festival in Singapore, in Landscape Architecture categories. In this year’s jury, we were among 9 great projects; Qunli Stormwater Park:A Green Sponge for a Water-Resilient City by Turenscape, Hariri Memorial garden by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, The Australian garden by Taylor Cullity Lethlean + Paul Thompson, including Central Plaza Chiang Rai by Shma Co., Ltd.

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Project Name : Wyne Sukhumvit

Completion Date : November 2012

Location : Bangkok, Thailand

Land Area : 4,293 Sq.m.

Client : Sansiri PLC

Design Director : Sanitas Pradittasnee

Design Team : Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk, Amisa Ruksiam, Ronarong Chompoopan,

Idsared Komanee, Supavadee Nimawan

Architect : DB Studio

Photographer : Chaichoompol Vathakanon

Text : Sanitas Studio

In 2010, Sanitas Studio was commissioned by Sansiri PLC to do landscape design for High rise condominium on Sukhumvit Road. Apart from Landscape design for facility level and garden on ground floor, we were asked for landscape design approach on the facade of 4 storeys carpark building.

Located on Sukhumvit Road, the main road lining from city centre to other part of the country, Wyne Sukhumvit situates at the transition of fast developing area. The fast developing area is a mixture of old shop houses, new developments and convenient transportation but it is far from recreation areas or public parks in 1 kilometers radius. Living in a big city, sometimes creates stress and routine life style.

Sanitas Studio’s proposal was to consider the site as a Sanctuary in itself,

A Sanctuary which is contrast from its surrounding as a jungle of concrete

A Sanctuary which provide the green, fresh air, morning drops

A Sanctuary which residents can feel safe and secure

A Sanctuary which can brighten up residents’s mind from the routine life style

A Sanctuary which can bring the residents home,

A Sanctuary which can bring other dimension to their life; Art, Culture and Nature, and create a garden pause from the city where people can rest, relax, contemplate and retreat from the city life.

Sanitas Studio aims to integrate planting in every possible areas including; a garden walk around the building foot print, a herb garden within a sculpture garden, vertical garden on facade of the building and rustic garden on swimming pool level. The idea was to encourage people to see the important of nature and how it could improve their quality of life.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

“REVEALING”

The landscape design was expressed in the form of Revealing of Sanctuary ; the meeting point between nature and manmade. This design emphasizes the important of nature in urban life and questions the current balance between them.
The contrast of contemporary line and the skin of the building with wild plants was composed to provoke the consciousness of decreasing nature.

“The Revealing” was in an action of peeling architectural skin.
The Facade was revealed by folding up stainless steel strips to reveal the vertical sanctuary . The Pool was revealed by peeling strips of timber trellis to reveal the sanctuary.
The sculpture garden was revealed by crafted topography.

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SITE PLAN

At Wyne, Sanitas Studio has created a series of rich detailed of garden spaces from the front plaza, a garden walk around the building, sculpture garden, swimming pool garden on 5th floor and sky garden on 27th floor.

At Wyne, soft planting also plays the important roles; nurturing the space, providing shade for outdoor function space and decreasing temperature, which is crucial in tropical country.
Located in city center, the space is limited and under strict regulations. There is 6 meters setback around the building for fire engine access. The area for actual garden is in the corner at the west end of the site. The challenge is to create the garden experience within limited space. Using turf pave on fire engine access is the idea to encourage the garden walk visually.

Sanitas Studio also proposed a vertical garden on the front facade of 4 storeys carpark building in order to create a better environment to surrounding neighbor and decrease the temperature of the building by buffering the glaring heat, and providing ventilation at the same time.
The Landscape areas was located on 3 storeys;

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Gardens on Ground Floor

On ground floor, the whole plan was covered by both strips of softscape and hardscape. This created one large garden pattern that wrap around the building foot print.
The sculpture garden is located in the corner, which provides the quietness and contemplation space for the residents. In the Sculpture garden, the earth was pushed to reveal the water and its topography profile. The crafted berm was marked by stainless steel wall and showed its topography profile. The mirrored finish of the wall marked the existence of manmade structure in nature. In the same time, the reflection of nature on it made the manmade structure disappear.

The reflection, the meeting point between manmade and nature, is the key element in this sculpture garden. It penetrates in the garden, in the same way, man acquires space to live with nature.

Sanitas Studio proposed to have the artwork embedded in the landscape, then let it interacts with people naturally. The same message was hidden behind the artwork; questioning the balance between manmade and nature.
The Mirror wall was located along garden edge, from the first glance it looks as if defining the garden space, then it looks as if it is disappearing with the wind that blows the pixellated mirror pieces.

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On the facility level, a large swimming pool was placed in front of the gym room and provided the infinity edge pool and redirect the view to the canal beyond. The sun deck was located next to the changing room and library. The private balcony was screen by a row small trees, which give the privacy and allow the filtered view in the same time.

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Having the roof garden on high rise building, the most important concern is to keep it low maintenance. Sanitas Studio propose a simple solution of one rectangular deck to look at city sky line beyond and selection of low maintenance plantings.

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REFLECTION, THE MEETING POINT BETWEEN MANMADE AND NATURE, IS THE KEY ELEMENT IN THIS SCULPTURE GARDEN.

IT PENETRATES IN THE GARDEN, IN THE SAME WAY MAN ACQUIRES SPACE TO LIVE WITH NATURE.

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Siamese Ratcha Kru Condominium, Bangkok, Thailand

Posted in 2012_Siamese Ratcha Kru by traeht on June 19, 2012

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

Design Team: Sanitas Pradittasnee with Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn, Amisa Ruksiam, Ronarong Chompoopan and Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk

Architects: Somdoon Architects

Client: Siamese Asset

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Swimming pool View

Swimming pool and urban farm view

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Baan San Kraam, Hua Hin, Thailand

Posted in 2011-2012_Baan San Kraam by traeht on April 24, 2012

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

Design Team: Sanitas Pradittasnee with Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn, Amisa Ruksiam, Ronarong Chompoopan and Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk

Architects: Somdoon Architects

Client: Sansiri

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Baan San Kraam Sales Gallery, Hua Hin

Posted in 2011_Baan San Kraam Sales Gallery, Landscape architecture by traeht on March 3, 2012


Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

Design Team: Sanitas Pradittasnee with Rachaniporn Tiempayotorn, Amisa Ruksiam, Ronarong Chompoopan and Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk

Architects: Somdoon Architects

Client: Sansiri

Photographer: Wison Tungthunya


“Floating City” An Art Installation for Art Normal Exhibition, Ratchaburi, Thailand

Date of exhibition : From 17/12/2011 until 19/02/2012

Location : City centre, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand

We participate in Art Normal Exhibition, an Urban Art Installation Project in Ratchaburi province, Thailand.
“ART FOR ALL” is the main theme for the exhibition. The Injection of Art to the community is the intention, to juxtapose the un normal in normal community. It would be very interesting to see the dynamic and consequence after the exhibition since the grand opening is not the end of the works. It is a continuing process.

 

For our piece, we focus on the process of making and the process of decaying, the fragile of life living on upside down attitude. Drawing from the major flood in Thailand in 2011, our installation work, called “Floating City”, is representing and questioning our attitude toward the natural environments.

 

 

Looking from a distance, this floating object could look like an abandoned or damaged house from the flood. Then one gets closer to the house, one can experience the invert interior; the hanging table, chairs and other households. The juxtaposition between the normal surrounding and the abnormal interior creates the tension and puzzles. Through the window frame, one could see the upright surrounding clearer, while as the fluorescent color create only the silhouette of the interior’s outlines.

 

“ Floating City ”
(เมืองกลับทิศ ชีวิตกลับหัว)

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Styrofoam, Timber structure, Plastic chair, Silicone, Paint
(โฟมยักษ์, เก้าอี้พลาสติก, ซิลิโคน, สีทาบ้าน, โครงสร้างไม้)

From the major flood event in Thailand in 2011, we all witnessed submerged cities, homelessness and how serious of the problem including with people’s attitude toward natural environment.
What if the floated part is sinking, while the submerged part becomes floating.
Or our way of living is upside down as well as the attitude towards the environment.
How should we rethink and adjust the attitude on our way of living and turn the upside down up again…

The Floating City is represented through the house, as the smallest unit of the city. The typical village house in Thailand was illustrate by a very simple Thai detail.
The materials were recycled from the rescued tools of flood victims; Styrofoam, which was used as a rescued boat, Plastic chair, which was used as floating toilet, Silicone, which was used to fill up the leaking holes of the house. All the material are assembled to be the “The Floating City”.

จากเหตูการณ์น้ำท่วมมหาวิปโยคในเมืองไทย ปี พ.ศ.2554 เราทุกคนได้ผ่านสถานการณ์ครึ่งจมครึ่งลอย การไร้ที่อยู่อาศัย และตระหนักถึงความยิ่งใหญ่ของปัญหา รวมทั้งทัศนคติของคนกับสิ่งแวดล้อมทางธรรมชาติ
ถ้าส่วนที่เคยจมน้ำกลายเป็นส่วนที่ลอยน้ำ ส่วนที่เคยลอยเหนือน้ำกลับจม
หรือเราเองที่ใช้ชีวิตกลับหัวกลับหาง ผิดที่ผิดทาง เสมือนวิธีคิดและการดำเนินชีวิตของเรากำลังจมอยู่ใต้น้ำ เราควรจะทำอย่างไรในการกลับวิธีคิด ปรับทัศนคติต่อเมือง ต่อการใช้ชีวิต

งานเมืองลอยน้ำ นำเสนอผ่านหน่วยย่อยท่ีสุดของเมืองคือบ้าน โดยจำลองแบบบ้านทั่วไปในเมืองไทย ที่มีลักษณะ หน้าตา และการใช้สอยง่ายๆ แบบไทยๆ
ส่วนวัสดุที่นำมาใช้ เป็นวัสดุจากการยังชีพของผู้ประสบภัยในช่วงน้ำท่วมในปีพ.ศ. 2554 ได้แก่ แผ่นโฟมยักษ์ที่ถูกนำมาใช้เป็นเรือ, เก้าอี้พลาสติกที่มีถูกปรับเป็นส้วมลอยน้ำ, ซิลิโคนที่ใช้อุดรอยรั่วของบ้าน มาประกอบเป็นตัวเมืองลอยน้ำ

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