Congratulations to 4th year students majoring in architecture of the Faculty of Architecture: Mr. Jiramet Phrueksawan for the Bronze Award, Miss Pimchanok Sanguansak for the Best Color Choice Award, and Mr. Warunthorn Poonsawat for the Qualification Architecture Award from the Asia Young Designer Awards Thailand 2021. The students entered the competition in the Architectural Category. The prize announcement was made on December 7, 2021 at True Digital Park, 6th Floor, Sukhumwit 101, Bangkok.
The Bronze Award winning work of Jiramet Phrueksawan was named “Laborer Architecture”. It was under the concept of existence of architectural work that can be put to use in real life. It creates conceptual perspective that is transformed into an individual trait or a specific professional characteristic. This leads to the concept that is derived from the designer’s look through the work of the individual in the profession or the physical perspective that enables one to see the difference that in turn makes possible specific architecture of the individual in the profession. It enables living and demolishing when the people move away so that each can live on and rely on oneself and use the existing ability to create such architectural work.
The work of Pimchanok Sanguansak that receives the Best Color Choice Award was named the “Northeastern Disaster Prevention and Education Centre” or NPEC in short. The design concept is derived from the need to prevent and face disasters of various forms and enables user to live with the nature. The design concept is divergent; the building has been created from imitating thick land plates that collide and separate. This is manifested via the floor plan, the side plan and cross sectional plan. The color tone is based on natural colors. The wall is painted in brown color with the texture that resembles an earthen wall. The landscape has been designed so that the problem from flood can be lessened. There is a board to slow down the rainwater wash with a receptacle zone inside. All can be a model for an urban context.
The work of Warunthorn Poonsawat that receives the Qualification Architecture Award was called “Loneliness haus”. When technology has come to take its role in people’s life, people gradually begin to not have social interaction. This leads to many factors, one of which that can be clearly seen is “loneliness”. When people are lonely, they turn to social media to lessen their loneliness. In medicine, there can be impact that leads to depression. Therefore, activities or places that can do away with loneliness should be an answer. The design concept is the user’s loneliness, integrating space and function to merge into one. Inside, the lonely emotion will have to be turned into joyfulness just like one is traveling to a dream area. This place must comprise a personal space and public space that benefits the user. The architecture emerges in the tranquil form where emptiness still exists but there is the liveliness with the use of element movement and the plane is made with simplicity, making the architecture have different rhythms. Loneliness can be compared to emptiness, but architecture is used to fill the space based on the ‘form tone color’ and the ‘materials’ so that one who enters with emptiness and leaves with fulfillment from various experiences obtained.
This year the problem of the “Asia Young Designer Awards” was “FORWARD: Amplifying Empathy Through Design” that made the young designer create their work through their thinking process and their profound understanding of users. This is in order to draw the needs, the necessity and problems of the user to design and present as the design solution that integrates innovation and technology to upgrade the quality of life and at the same time answer the user’s needs in all aspects, namely physical, psychological, emotional environmental, social, cultural, and economic. There were 2 categories of competition as follows:
Architectural Category – for 3rd year students and over. The work must be a solution of architectural work that answers the question and shows understanding of people, social, and environment of the present time. The work must be compatible with the innovation that attracts users. The work would have to be in an area of 40,000 square meters.
Interior Design Category – for 2nd year students and over. The work must be a design of the interior that will help upgrade the quality of life both physically and emotionally. The work must be designed by taking into account the surrounding components, the environmental conditions of the area and the community, and be within an area of 2,800 square meters.
The success of the students is owing to Assoc. Prof. Kulasri Tungsakul, Asst. Prof. Chamnan Boonyaputthipong, Ph.D., and Asst. Prof. Lieutenant Art Shamaroek, who acted as the supervisors of the students and gave recommendations and suggestions until the works became successful.
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