Sanitas Studio

“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)

2000 x 4000 x 3000 mm
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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King Bhumipol’s Square Competition – Exterior Perspectives

Posted in 2011_King Bhumipol's Square Competition by traeht on June 21, 2011


THE FRONT PLAZA AND STEPS TO ROOF GARDEN


ANOTHER PATH TO THE ROOF GARDEN WITH HERB GARDEN

THE CITIZEN GARDEN WITH VEGETABLE PLOTS




THE ROOF GARDEN

VIEWING BRIDGE – A CONVERSATION WITH SURROUNDED COMMUNITIES

King Bhumipol’s Square Competition (Second Prize)

Posted in 2011_King Bhumipol's Square Competition by traeht on June 18, 2011


DESIGN TEAM

Architects: Supermachine Studio supported by Ardec

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

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

Interior Design: Supermachine Studio

Engineer: EMS consultant

Exhibition design: Supermachine Studio

Exhibition curator: Supamas Pahulo

Mechanic support: Wit Pimkanchanapong

DESIGN PROCESS

“ WEAVING LANDSCAPE ”

The initial idea is to create a working landscape in historic area of Bangkok, which people can really utilize its full capacity as a leisure park and an agricultural park. In relation to Thai cultural landscape, we interpret how Thai garden should be functioned and formulated in the current context. The agricultural pattern and organic form of orchard-plants are essential elements in this working landscape.

The Weaving Landscape was introduced to create areas for interaction between people and the landscape. People becomes an important mechanical device to make the garden function and alive. The flexible plaza and platforms were juxtaposed with rustic plants and opened for occasional events.

All the plants are edible; such as Mango tree, Lime tree, Chilli, Thai basil, Lemon grass, Mint, Lotus, Sugar cane.

URBAN DIAGRAM – PUBLIC OPEN SPACE CONNECTION

URBAN DIAGRAM – WITH CITIZEN GARDEN ON ROOF TOP






 

Siamese Gioia Sales Gallery, Bangkok

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

Design Team: Sanitas Pradittasnee with Ginggal Metchanun, Amisa Ruksiam, Ronarong Chompoopan, Vongvaritt Siwatwarasuk

Architects: Somdoon Architects

Interior Design: Somdoon Architects

Client: Siamese Asset

Photographer: Wison Tungthunya




Project: Home and Belongings- Home is women

Posted in 2011_Home and Belongings, Exhibition/ Artworks by traeht on March 4, 2011

Date of Exhibition 8 March 2011 ~ 13th March 2011

Address of exhibition : 503-40  Gongreung 1Dong Nowon-Ku, Seoul, South Korea Zip :139-806

Homeliness

two video channels

Sense of home is not only sense of house. Homeless does not mean only people without shelters but the feeling of the unhomely, the uncanny and the unsustainable and broken utopian dreams. These conditions directly link to the mobility of labour and commodities, the flow of capital and the erasure of the specificity of place. This video work is questioning whether “Sense of home” got the Identity ? and explore the form of it. The scenes specifically focus on the traces of being, how the space has been occupied and has been used , which reflect the relationship between the dweller and a home.

The juxtaposition of a daily circle and a life time circle provokes the sense of belonging; the warmth from my grand mom funeral and the domestic household of grand mom’s house, reflected how she had lived her life.

The Mirror wall

Posted in 2010_The Mirror Wall, Exhibition/ Artworks by traeht on January 20, 2011

In the process of making “Mirror Wall”

Wyne Sales Gallery, Bangkok

Posted in 2010_Wyne Sales Gallery, Bangkok, Landscape architecture by traeht on January 17, 2011


Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Landscape Designer: Sanitas Studio

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

Architects: Supermachine Studio

Interior Design: Design plus Style Co.,Ltd.

Client: Sansiri

Photographer: Wison Tungthunya

 

 

The Mirror wall



Landscape Conceptual Diagram  ” REVEALING “