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Newsletter Academic Year 2013-2014

International Program in Design + Architecture


Director’s Statement

We finished the 2013 academic year with the ‘INDA Parade’ Year End Review and Exhibition, held from the 6th - 11th of May, 2014. Rather than having the usual format of a full day of reviews dedicated to each of the year cohorts, the new idea this year was to hold concurrently an exhibition and review of all student work over six days of events. Though the organization of the INDA Parade was a tremendous task, the outcome was significant, as it allowed students to share their work vertically among all years and faculty. The event was well received, drawing significant numbers of visitors and public interest. Another remarkable success of the 2013 academic year was our students’ achievements in Arch20’s Next07 Competition. Over 188 projects from 27 countries were submitted for consideration, and INDA students won 3 out of the 10 awards. Our students success in this competition reflects INDA’s priority to instill in students conceptual thinking and imaginative design experimentation skills. At the other end of the curriculum, our Design Construction Projects for Community, of which we are very proud, give students an experience with real world design and construction and are keeping with our pedagogical priority to produce grounded thinkers and pragmatic doers. Academic dynamics and diversity at INDA are our unique forte. In addition to its core subjects, students and faculty have the space to elaborate their own interests through a myriad of elective classes, international workshops, study abroad projects and international architectural study trips. Together with integrated teaching and research, INDA’s innovative pedagogy benefits students learning far beyond traditional classrooms and studios. Academic and curriculum management are led by Dr. Scott Drake, Yarinda Bunnag, Fredrik Hellberg, Lara Lesmes and Will Patera. INDA owes them gratitude for their commitment and passion to its development and success.

Apart from our privilege of having top quality students and faculty, our administration of the program is paramount to our overall efforts. To strengthen our administration, we have welcomed Dr. Michael Jones, our new program manager, who will oversee INDA’s international collaborations, the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance process, the recruitment of foreign students, the inauguration of a scholarship program, fund raising and faculty development initiatives. A note to potential INDA applicants. Admissions to INDA are competitive. The magic for getting admitted is to correctly understand the requirements and to prepare well. We welcome all students and parents to visit INDA to speak with me, our admissions staff, faculty, and students. As 2015 will be INDA’s 10 year anniversary, our administrative and academic staff in collaboration with our students are excitedly planning a series of events to mark this milestone. I hope you will join us at our future activities.

Dr. Preechaya Sittipunt Program Director International Program in Design and Architecture Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University

Calendar of Events Academic Year 2013-2014 AUGUST 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

OCTOBER 2013

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Meiji International Workshop: Nakano, Japan

Vasu Virajsilp’s Lecture: Process of Making

Midterm Review Period

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30th Sep-4th Oct

First Day of Semester 1 Year 4 Option Studio Presentations and Lottery

Midterm Exam Period

NOVEMBER 2013

DECEMBER 2013

JANUARY 2014

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Savinee Buranasilapin & Tom Dannecker’s Lecture: Dis’Content

Final Exam Period

First Day of Semester 2 Year 4 Option Studio Presentations and Lottery

2nd-7th Final Reviews

13th-22nd Space Syntax Urban Design Workshop, Yi-Lan Taiwan

16th Richard Blythe’s Lecture: The Ticklish Subject of Architecture

14th-22nd Design Experimentation Workshops: - Beautiful Mess - Holy Ship - Restructuring Downtown Bangkok - Re-Calibrating Bangkok’s Infrastructure - Mapping Extensive and Intensive Space at Ban Krua, Bangkok Next 7 Competition Design Charette (Y1 and Y2)

28th Ben Uyeda’s Lecture: Making and Sharing

FEBUARY 2014

MARCH 2014

APRIL 2014

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Tutiya Disphanurat’s Lecture: Identity

Osamu Okamura’s Lecture: Who Has the Right to the City? City for All!

Songkran Ceremony

3rd-7th

10th-17th

Midterm Exam Period

Chu Hai College International Workshop, Hong Kong

10th-14th

18th

Midterm Review Period

MISS Bangkok

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29th Apr-4th May

Lea-Catherine Szacka’s Lecture: Exhibiting Identities: The Strada Novissima at the 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale

Bangkok Sketchers Workshop at ASA Expo

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INDA Parade 2014

Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community: - Anachronous Formalisms and Architectural Fictions, Bangkok - Huay Kwang Community Childcare Center, Bangkok - COIR: Coconuts as Opportunity for Inventing Reuse, Bangkok - Luxe, Calme et Volumpté, Bangkok - Printing Concrete, Boston - Bueng Kan School Canteen, Bueng Kan - Baan Phu Pradu Learning Center, Kanchanaburi - Tairomchang, Khao Yai - Luxasia, Bangkok - Yestermorrow, Ghesc, Italy

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Parsons International Workshop, NYC

18th-31st Swiss Made 14: Experiencing Architecture in Switzerland

18th May-1st Jun Stone Pilgrims II: Experiencing Architecture in the UK

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26 May-5 Jun Going for Baroque: Experiencing Architecture in Italy

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Wai Kru Day

6th INDA Gala

*Sil Jum Ceremony took place on July 6th, 2013 and will take place on September 20th this year. **Philippe d’Anjou’s Lecture took place on July 31st, 2013, under the title, ‘The Ethical Essence of Design’


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We at INDA bid a warm farewell to Michael John Alroe, who has now retired to Brisbane, Australia. This year marks his last at Chulalongkorn University, where he has been working at the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI) for 8 years. He first heard that INDA was opening when he was still in his first year at CULI, and having prior interest in the subject, he volunteered to teach English there. Since the inception of INDA, Michael has been coordinating all the English courses of the program and has left an impact on both faculty members and students alike. “I have many fond memories of the students, many of whom worked exceptionally hard to develop their English and attain their ambitions. Now in retirement I look back on those years as some of the most interesting I have had,” shares INDA beloved English teacher.

In April, First Year Coordinator William Patera and his partners, Moritz Kassner and Andreas Bulling published a technical report titled, “Pupil: An Open Source Platform for Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Gaze-Based Interaction.” In the paper, Patera et al. present Pupil, a mobile eye tracking headset and open source software framework, as an accessible, affordable, and extensible tool for pervasive eye tracking research. The paper provides explanations of the design motivations of the system and analysis of system performance. Patera and collaborators published the preprint of their paper on arxiv.org - an open access electronic repository for scientific papers. A condensed version of the paper will be included in the Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction conference (PETMEI 2014) . The paper is available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.0006

Rendering of the Pupil Pro eye tracking headset

Gregory Galligan has been awarded a Curatorial Research Grant ($5,000 USD) from the Terra Foundation of American Art to carry out curatorial research in New York for the upcoming exhibition, Robert Rauschenberg in Thailand, 1964/1983, which he is directing and curating as director of Thai Art Archives, Bangkok. The special research project will culminate in mid 2017 in an exhibition and publication presenting new discoveries in New York and Bangkok.

In March, Fourth Year Coordinator Yarinda Bunnag and Mark Rukamathu (INDA’s former instructor and First Year Coordinator) won Honorable Mention for the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition - the world’s first architecture storytelling competition hosted by Blank Space. The jury included: Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram; Will Alsop, Director at All Design; Mitchell Joachim, Co-President of Terreform ONE; Nigel Coates, Founder of Nigel Coates Studio; Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota; and Francesco Lipari, Co-founder of Cityvision. In their project, Endeavourism, Bunnag and Rukamathu experiment with unconventional forms of architectural representation — text-based narratives combined with a series of immersive graphics — to tell the story of the after life of the recently retired NASA space shuttle Endeavour. http://blankspaceproject.com/FAIRY-TALES-1

Rendering of the “Endeavourism” project

Saul Appelbaum continued work with Vera Maurina Press (VMP) focusing on surface texture/textiles, painting, and interior architecture. Wachira Leangtanom (INDA graduate) and VMP completed a conceptual interior design with textiles and bamboo for Zorse cafe/ restaurant and a conceptual development for textiles and video projection in the Kantana Film and Animation Institute. Their work on custom garments with Archa Nakabutara, of the fashion house and boutique wwa, Bangkok, continues. Four VMP photographs from an ongoing series of private interiors entered a private collection. VMP developed exhibitions and wrote texts about interiors and the textilelike quality of Mit Jai Inn’s paintings, including work for an installation at Sa Sa Bassac, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore. Appelbaum gave an artist’s talk at 338 Oida Gallery about VMP projects. This talk precedes an upcoming VMP solo exhibition at the gallery. Appelbaum led a workshop about interiors, photography, and drawing at Chiang Mai University, College of Arts, Media, and Technology. VMP continues work on paintings and drawings about fashion photography with Donald Gjoka (Fashion Photographer based in Milan/Paris). Vera Maurina Press Studio, Saul Aaron Appelbaum and Wachira Leangtanom, Conceptual development for Zorse restaurant/cafe, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013.

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Sil Jum

Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

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Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

Each year, the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University welcomes newly admitted students into its program. Becoming engaged into a new atmosphere can be a daunting experience but our faculty hosts a series of freshmen initiation events that is aimed at making new students feel at home. One of these events is ‘Sil Jum’ day. This is an exciting and breathtaking event for both spectators and participants alike. The event is aimed at building camaraderie between new students and their seniors.

Songkran Ceremony

CU Band Amongst many extracurricular activities, music is one area that INDA students participate in. Our very own Suphasek Ruangraweewat and Eakapob Huangthanapan have been in Chulalongkorn University’s music band since their freshman year.

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the country’s traditional New Year’s day. On the 9th of April this year, both Thai and international faculty members at the Faculty of Architecture took part in the celebration of this auspicious event. Our professors and students participated in the ‘Rod Nam Dam Hua’ ceremony, seen in the image here, as a symbol of respect for the senior members of the faculty.

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INDA Gala

Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

With each INDA class graduation, students find ways to celebrate the end of one chapter of their lives and the beginning of another. The gala event has always been a mainstay of INDA’s annual happenings. This year’s gala was themed ‘monochromatic,’ and took place on July 6th at the Sukhothai Hotel. Faculty members, alumni, graduates and students alike joined in this annual celebration.

On the 4th of July, INDA’s very own class of 2014 had their commencement ceremony. INDA, along with family members and friends, congratulates the recent graduates for their hard work and perseverance throughout the past four years.

Rugby

Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

While academic rigor is emphasized and practiced, every year INDA students actively participate in a variety of sporting events at the university. Rugby is one of many sports that our students have a good time playing. The sport is challenging and it engages students both physically and mentally. Rugby matches encourage the making of new friends, both from within our own Faculty of Architecture as well as from other faculties. The image seen here is one of many instances of INDA students enjoying themselves after a long day’s work.

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Enjoy Architectural Sketching

Drawing workshop by Bangkok Sketchers Group, the ArchiSketchers, and the Sen Sai Bab Sathapanik at the Architect Expo 2014

“I sketch, so I can see.” - Metha Bunnag, 2014 National Artist

Hand sketching has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I loved to see my dad sketch and take photographs everywhere he went. When Ajarn Preechaya introduced the possibility of teaching this class at INDA, I was excited because I know that most architecture curricula no longer emphasize classes on ‘representation’ and ‘sketch design’. After all, today most students in our discipline use computers to create their projects and theses. I worked with Ajarn Asnee to create a course syllabus and the first group of hand sketching students graduated in 2014. Our 15 students were the cream of the crop. Now, we’ve had three batches of students who have completed this class, and we always receive positive feedbacks from them. Enjoy Architectural Sketching’s invited guests included Morh Thiwawat, who is a famous cartoonist for Krungthep Thurakij and The Nation newspapers, Ajarn Dinhin, Ajarn Suwit and others. Students are able to learn by sharing their experiences with our guests.

Additionally, students in our class have the opportunity to join forces with the Bangkok Sketchers Group. The group, many of whom are CU alumni, goes on monthly expeditions to beautiful locales around Bangkok and other provinces in Thailand - sketching and documenting artifacts and architecture across the country. Recently, the group held a series of workshops and an exhibition at ASA Expo 2014 showcasing the drawings produced from their trips. We teach students that, in the first steps of design thinking and of the creative process, the hand sketch is a simple tool more effective than a machine. I hope that students learn from us that the eyes, mind and hand are still the best and simplest tools to efficiently create and represent their projects. Text: Chakkrit Metchanan, Adjunct Lecturer

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Symposium Series: INDA + Parsons The New School for Design + University of Buenos Aires From September 21-24, 2014, Faculty of Architecture Dean Pongsak Vadhanasindhu and INDA Director Dr. Preechaya Sittipunt will lead the Thai delegation to a symposium titled “Making Cities: Innovation, Incubation and Inclusion” at Parsons The New School for Design. As in prior symposia of the Design and Development program organized by Chulalongkorn University, University of Buenos Aires and The New School, this event will use a multidisciplinary approach to focus on three cities -Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York. This symposium will extend beyond traditional academic disciplines and encourage participants to build a common language through which to work in the intersection of design, social science and history. “Making Cities: Innovation, Incubation and Inclusion” is part of a three year long research project between Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), University of Buenos Aires and the New School. Prior meetings have been held at Chulalongkorn University, the 6th World Urban Forum in Naples, Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo Universidad de Buenos Aires and the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin. The September 2014 symposium will explore three central themes in order to better understand the complex dynamics of the maker economy within cities and the areas of convergence between design and the social sciences in each of the three cities. These three themes have emerged following earlier seminars among faculty and students from the three universities and fit within the broader framework of understanding and anticipating the urban future in these three cities.

While the previous seminar in Buenos Aires in May 2013 focused heavily on exclusion, including a field visit to Villa 21-24, the September 2014 event is seeking to extend our study of exclusion/inclusion to the productive side of the economy and how emerging patterns are embodied in the physical forms of cities. The three themes are: Innovation: What are the areas of innovation in the urban economy? What are the new forms of goods and services which are being produced in cities and by whom? What are the markets for these goods and services? How are these new products distributed in the city? Where are they produced? Who benefits from innovation in cities? Do the poor benefit or does innovation only help educated segments of the labor force? Incubation: Who are the actors/agents in the emerging new urban economy? Who supports and finances innovation? The government? The private sector? How do new products and services develop? What are the historical experiences? What are the outcomes? Inclusion: How does innovation affect different social classes in cities? Are there examples of innovation helping the poor? What is the relationship between innovation and inclusion, between innovation and social justice? The symposium is a four day event. The first day is dedicated to a field visit. On the second day, a conference is scheduled. A student and faculty workshop is planned for day three. And, on day four, a Deans Panel and an internal working meeting will occur. Text: Brian McGrath, Dean, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design

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INDA Parade

INDA Parade set the stage for final reviews of work made by INDA students. During five consecutive days, projects from all four years were exposed to the public eye at Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station. An immense variety of images, drawings, models, animations, texts and presentations was framed within a generic field of crosses. Projects were exhibited around the edge of the structure whilst 7 internal rooms facilitated ongoing final reviews. Each day of the PARADE was concluded with an event, including a workshop hosted by Bangkok Sketchers and a panel discussion with practitioners from various fields of expertise. http://www.facebook.com/indaparade

Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

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Chicago Green Building Tours

In August 2013, Associate Professor Scott Drake took part in the Chicago Green Buildings Tour hosted by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and arranged under the Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership. The tour, led by Khun. Pattrawan Vechasart, Deputy Director General, Department of American and South Pacific Affairs, included visits to a number of government, non-government, and commercial organizations to learn about key initiatives in helping Chicago become one of the greenest cities in America. These organizations included: the City of Chicago, the US Environment Protection Agency, the University of Chicago, the US Green Building Council, the office of Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architects, and the Green Exchange Office building. Findings from the tour were presented at the International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation held in Bangkok in May, 2014.

INDA at ASA Expo 2014 From April 29th-May 4, 2014, INDA exhibited all of its previous Design and Construction Projects for Community at the Architect Expo.

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Visiting Scholars

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Every year, INDA welcomes a series of visiting scholars from institutions all over the world. This year, INDA boasts an impressive roster of international scholars who share our goal of educational excellence as a school of architecture and design, including: - Ferdinand Oswald, a professor and coordinator for Asian programs at Graz University of Technology, Austria - Amanda Frederick from Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A. - Mike Kagioglou, Dean of School of Architecture, University of Huddersfield, UK - Jess Bromhead from University of Canberra, Australia - Paul Vickers, the director of Visual Communications of École Bleue School of Design, Paris

MISS Bangkok On the 18th of April, MISS touched down at INDA. Founded at the Architectural Association, MISS is the platform that celebrates femininity and self-expression in architecture and for MISS Bangkok, we expanded the conversation on women in design to a global context. Together with a group INDA staff and students, we cooked up and enjoyed a traditional Thai curry at House of SPOP while adding some heat to our discussion on gender roles, class systems, cultural stigmas and their significance in Thai society. We speculated about the meaning of education in a globalized world, wondered whether a kitchen could become an architectural laboratory and figured out what really goes into a true 7KDLFXUU\SDVWH

The 2013-2014 INDA Lecture Series featured both local and international architects and scholars. In mid September, Vasu Virajsilp (VasLab) took us through his explorations into the use of concrete in domestic space. A month later, Tom Dannecker and Savinee Buranasilapin (Thingsmatter) spoke about the opportunities to be found in designing architectural prototypes. Richard Blythe (RMIT/Terroir) closed the first semester with a talk on his experience as a professor and architect.

Lecture Series

During the second semester, Osamu Okamura (reSITE/ERA 21) lectured on social in-exclusion from the perspective of an architect. Tutiya Disphanurat (BBDO) shared with us ways of portraying corporate identity through events and programs. Ben Uyeda (Zero Energy Design) presented his innovative approach, which embraces new tools and formats in architectural practice. And, Lea Catherine Szacka took us through the issues of identity in architecture at the Strada Novissima - 1980 Venice Architectural Biennale. Text: Lara Lesmes, Second Year Coordinator

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INDA Design Awards At the closing reception of INDA Parade 2014, students with exemplary work that embodies academic excellence were given design awards. INDA faculty chose two students for each class year and made their selections based on an assessment of student work from the second semester design studios. Year 1: Gusa Amornsakchai and Chavakorn Sringkaranan Year 2: Eakapob Huangthanapan and Jane Chongsuwat Year 3: Kannawat Limratepong and Rossarin Ungrangsee Year 4: Pawin Banternghansa and Nattaporn Bunyasirikul

Photographed by Chakkraphob Sermphasit

Modern Lamp Design Contest 2014 Ovo by Suthida Lertpanichphan, Patteera Chantrasuriyarat, Paphawarin Phruwatthanakul, Rarin Komolsiripakdi and Thanakorn Leelasathapornkun

The first ever Modern Lamp Design Contest 2014 was organized to demonstrate the potential of LED technologies in the design of contemporary and attractive luminaries and lighting design systems. Designs are intended for residential as well as commercial use. The goal of the competition was to support and develop student creativity and knowledge. The winning team was from INDA, with team members Phawin Siripong, Khanachai Kittisorayut, and Thanakrit Navanugraha. The winners, who received 40,000 THB and a trip to Hong Kong’s International Lighting Fair 2014, designed ‘Pamp’. The goal is “to bridge the gap between the design of a flash light and a fixed lamp. Pamp strives for the flexibility and mobility of a flashlight, but the aesthetic appeal of a stationary lamp.” The competition was hosted by The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Illuminating Engineering Association of Thailand, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. and MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd.

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Next 7 Arch2O Competition

Vuoto by Rawisara Chulerk, Nichakul Kulvanich, Tien Thongvanit, Prab Raktabutr

The International Arch2O Next 7 Competition is an international event that aims at recognizing outstanding ideas that redefine the future, or ‘’what is next?’’ through the use of new technologies, materials, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, adaptability, and the digital evolution. This year, the competition received more than 188 projects form 27 countries. Our very own INDA students were selected as winners. From a mixed team of first and second year students, ‘Vuoto’ won the 2nd prize (Rawisara Chulerk, Nichakul Kulvanich, Tien Thongvanit and Prab Raktabutr). Honorable mentions include another mixed team from first and second year students, with ‘Ovo’ (Suthida Lertpanichphan, Patteera chantrasuriyarat, Paphawarin Phruwatthanakul, Rarin Komolsiripakdi and Thanakorn Leelasathapornkun), and a fourth year student, Patlapa Davivongsa, with her project, ‘Dencity: Porous Extrusion’. Patlapa’s project was completed as part of 4th year option studio ‘DenCity’ led by Yarinda Bunnag and Will Patera. Juries include leaders of architecture and design fields such as Dennis Jones (Virginia Tech), Andrea Maffei (Andrea Maffei Architects), Sushant Verma (Zaha Hadid Architects), Caroline Smith (UNStudio), Nathan Melenbrink (University of Hong Kong’s Shanghai Study Centre) and Matt Davis ( Arch2O ). Visit the competition website at http://www.arch2o.com/next7-arch2o-competition/ Dencity: Porous Extrusion (Patlapa Davivongsa)

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Stone Pilgrims II, London Instructors: Fredrik Hellberg, Lara Lesmes This year the Stone Pilgrims had set their eyes on the English Gothic as material for further understanding stone constructions. For two weeks, we traveled across the green fields of England to 9 cathedrals. We went up on towers, down to crypts and marvelled at impossible structures, intricate ornamentation and the ways in which such spaces find a place in the routines of today. Sometimes intentionally, other times accidentally, we attended evensongs, choir rehearsals, weekday masses, sunday markets and even met Thai Buddhist monks under the beautiful ribbed vaults of the English gothic cathedrals. Finally we went back to London for some days, setting up camp at an old soap factory in Clerkenwell, now the Sto Werkstatt showroom, one of the largest facade material developers in the world and whose creative leader Amy Croft generously provided us with studio space. AA honours graduate, artist and stone-addict Adam Nathaniel Furman joined us in some of the visits and during the workshop, where he shared some of his work on masonry constructions. We were also received by Mark Cousins at the AA School and attended end of year reviews for a day. The rest was the fine London things: strolls in the park, musicals at West End, concerts, cycling, lying in the grass and, as always, rain. Text: Lara Lesmes, Second Year Coordinator


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Swiss Made 14, Switzerland

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Instructor: Eric Tilbury Teaching Assistant: Michel Malet

This twelve-day trip offered students an opportunity to gain an extensive knowledge about renowned Swiss, European and International architects’ works. Students were exposed to the rigorous creative thinking process embodied in the “Swiss Made” label traditionally attached to Swiss design, architecture and high technology. This study tour immersed students into both the contemporary and traditional aspects of the “Swiss Made” concept. - Visits to museums and renowned private foundations, such as Paul Klee Foundation designed by Renzo Piano and the Vitra Design Museum and Factory designed by Frank Gehry, to view Swiss art and design production.

- Visits to studios of prominent actors in Swiss architecture and design, including Stéphanie Bender of 2B Architects, Ueli Brauen of B+W Architects, and Patrick Reymond of Atelier Oï. Many thanks to Aom, Mild, Oom, Yaa, Nin, Pinn, Pearl, Stang, Inn, Sea, Mickey, Gur, Name, Win, Ning, Nai, Euang, Bam, Dee and Aj. Michel Malet from College of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg. Your enthusiastic attitude contributed to the success (and fun) of this multisensorial exploration! Text: Dr. Eric Tilbury, Adjunct Lecturer

- Visits to spectacular natural Swiss landscapes, like in Zermatt. - Engagement with the cultural context of the “Swiss Made” concept in lectures and presentations at various architecture schools, including Faculty of Architecture at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Faculty of Architecture at College of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg.

It is a common adage that competition breeds innovation. No where in architectural history is this more evident than in Italian Baroque architecture. This architecture emerged out of a will--a kunstwollen as Alois Riegl would call it--to counter a conservative reformation in Northern Europe with the most beguiling of architectural forms. Casting aside doctrine, public works or other forms of narrative-heavy modes of ideological propaganda, the Catholic Church’s Counter Reformation sought to ensnare the public interest by appealing to the visceral, not the cerebral. Italian Baroque architecture celebrates sensual excess of architectural form and provides us contemporary rhino-jockeys with models for architecture as an art of seduction.

Going for Baroque, Italy Instructor: Taylor Lowe Teaching Assistant: Jake Rudin

The Going For Baroque Experiencing Architecture course visited, discussed and studied the 16th and 17th century counter-reformation architecture that, even with our innovations in digital design, still constitutes some of the most formally exuberant architecture to this date. Conventions and rules were not just bent, but moulded, projected, deformed and booleaned long before Rhinos started making buildings. We began our studies with the mannerist work of Michelangelo and Bramante, and proceeded from there to the architecture and sculpture of Bernini, his poorer superior Borromini and, finally, to the mathematic wizardry of Guarino Guarini. This hunt for dynamic form took us from Rome to Turin and finally to Milan. On our hunt, we observed, drew and contemplated formally compelling features rendered in plastic stone. Text: Taylor Lowe, Adjunct Lecturer

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Space Syntax Urban Design Workshop in Yi-Lan Workshop coordinator: Simon Shu, Asst Professor, Tunghai University

A devastating fire in the informal settlement of Shek Kip Mei in 1953 created 53,000 Mainland Chinese refugees. This event led the British government to build satellite cities called “New Towns” to address the housing needs of this immediate refugee crisis and the broader post-war housing shortage in Hong Kong. Tsuen Wan New Town, one of the first, was constructed in 1959. Riviera Gardens, built between 1988 and 1990 is one of the largest private housing estates in Tseun Wan, and is located on an old oil port. It consists of 19 residential blocks and a mixed-use podium that includes the campus of Chu Hai College of Higher Education. The relocation of Chu Hai to a new campus provides the opportunity to consider what will happen, in terms of the different layers, operations and flows, to Riviera Gardens and Tsuen Wan after the departure of Chu Hai. With the term ‘Adaptive Urbanism’ the workshop extends the definition of ecology to encompass the ‘socialnatural’ complex system dynamics of Tsuen Wan. Using digital modeling, workshop participants were able to look not only at the projected removal of the Chu Hai campus but also at the corresponding effects on the operation, movement, gestures and rhythms of everyday life in Tseun Wan. Their digital explorations were informed by site visits, lectures, discussions, studio sessions, production and presentations. The workshop advocated the need for a new kind of adaptive urbanism that is immersed, reiterative and collaborative to re-shape the city from within. This design exercise, as a second chapter to the previous workshop, can serve as a model for the larger issue of recycling Hong Kong’s New Towns in the face of the rapid transformation of Hong Kong following the handover of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China in 1997.

Nakano 2020

International W On the 30th of August, 2013, the Urban Parametric Diagnosis and Acupunctural Microscope Intervention (UPDAMI) workshop took place in Yilan, Taiwan. Hosted by Tunghai University, the workshop was joined by students and instructors from many Asian universities including Chulalongkorn University, Silpakorn University, as well as the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies (India). The aim of this space syntax workshop was to equip post-graduate and senior undergraduate students with a well-integrated analytical and planning design methodology to first deal with a complicated urban/rural system to diagnose and to tease out existing urban/rural development issues. Secondly, the goal of the workshop was also to work out a well-defined planning and design proposal with qualitative inserts for future development of those areas under discussion. Groups of students were given the opportunity to choose particular areas of a designated urban/ rural zone in Yilan. Using the UPDAMI method as the design process, students were asked to propose new interventions in the selected areas of the town.

Adaptive Urba ism: Tsuen Wa after Chu Hai Workshop coordinator: Paul Chu, Head of Architecture Department, Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Workshop coordinator: Hiro Sasaki, Department of Architecture, Meiji University Chu Hai College of Higher Education

The Meiji University International Summer Workshop focused on how city designs can achieve diversity and compactness, and emphasized the importance of street networks and public transit systems. It was important to recognize a variety of human activities and responsiveness to the local environment, context and culture. The chosen area of study was a district in Tokyo, Japan that is located on the north side of Nakano Station. There are plans to transform the urban fabric of this area with future developments. A group of 44 international and local students took part in this workshop, including 2 INDA fourth year students, receiving lectures by local experts regarding city planning and carrying out site visits. Students collaborated on the design and illustration of one aspect of the project and their works focused on the future of Nakano and its developments.

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Workshops The Making City Workshop at Parsons critically examined practices of making in the city and making the city. Inspired by and responding to the resurgence of new maker cultures in post-industrial cities like New York, the workshop explored the design of new public realms through an investigation of the relationship between “making” and the “city.” How does the new maker cultures shape built and natural environments in cities? How might this reveal new modes of inclusive urban development? Student teams proposed urban strategies for sites in Red Hook, Brooklyn that are situated within two contexts -- the new makers cultures and the threats from climate change, the latter of which is particularly apparent in NYC post-Hurricane Sandy. Proposals included spaces for urban agriculture, local food processing, the concept of “recycling” urban space, and the space of aquaculture as a new urban zone.

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Instructor: Kian Goh, PhD Candidate, MIT Workshop Advisors: Brian McGrath, Dean; Victoria Marshall, Asst Professor, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design

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Holy Ship INDA Instructor: Taylor Lowe Guest Instructor: Andrew Lucia, Visiting Lecturer, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University Transubstantiation has always created a lot of controversy. Though we will tread within the aura of the sacred, the goal of this workshop is not to create controversy, but to create. Transubstantiation refers, ecclesiastically, to the materialization of Christ’s flesh and blood in the wafers and wine of the sacrament; in a profane sense, transubstantiation refers to the substantiation of something ethereal through a miraculous process of making corporeal. It is in this capacity that students in the ‘Holy Ship’ workshop engaged critically, creatively and comprehensively with Rhino, a tool with which students have been equipped but whose use has never been fully encouraged. Students in the Holy Ship Design Experimentation workshop spent the first 4 days intensively studying 18th century ship design and fabrication drawings, as well as the automotive, aeronautics and architectural design processes that these ship building practices eventually influenced. Rhino and Grasshopper exist in this lineage and were, appropriately, the media we used to translate nautical form and techniques into the workshop’s design output. We were fortunate to have Ajarn Andrew sharing, via webinars from Cornell AAP, his stunning collection of ship fabrication drawings and his expertise in Grasshopper, Rhino and scripting software. Together, we experimented with translation: translating ship design into Grasshopper, translating these nautical forms into architectural ones and translating our formal experimentations into a 1:1 CNC fabricated installation in front of the faculty building.

Re-Calibrating Bangkok’s Infrastructure INDA Instructors: Chon Supawongse and Xiaoxuan Lu Guest Instructor: Niall Kirkwood, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

As the leading design school in Thailand, the Faculty of Architecture in Chulalongkorn University, in affiliation with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) is forging academic and professional paradigms to broaden design interventions over multi-scalar platforms. In 2014, the department offered an international workshop and symposium, “Re-Calibrating Bangkok’s Infrastructure” focusing on a synergistic formulation of landscape and infrastructure as a contemporary field of practice. Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR) is a hot spot, where 20% of the national population resides, 44% of GDP is produced, 45% of electricity and petroleum and 60% of tap water is consumer. The city is a dependent system. Infrastructure and landscape are mediums, which support our modernity and facilitate all ecological transactions. They function synergistically to produce and distribute a continuous flow of essential goods and services. Examined in historical and geographical time scales, these infrastructures are fragile and ephemeral. Confronting environmental shifts, maintenance is required, and the relationship between infrastructures and changing ecosystems must be reemphasized and recalibrated. An ongoing process of urban intensification and infrastructural reinvestment offers fresh opportunities to explore design synergies of landscape infrastructure in offering essential urban services, water resources, waste cycling, energy generation, food cultivation and mass mobility. In Thailand, the emerging design discourse emphasizes hybridization of ecology, landscape, and infrastructure in structuring the urban environment and tackling temporal changes, unexpected disturbances, new programs, and events. Change is norm. Bangkok is transforming and adapting to new circumstances. Shifting perspective beyond physical footprints becomes the first step to understanding how to change them.

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Guest Instructor : Victoria Marshall, Assistant Professor, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design

This design experimentation workshop is a cooperative exercise between Chulalongkorn University and Meiji University, and includes students from both institutions. The main question of the workshop is, ‘How to Live Together With Water?’ an issue which can be applied to the geography of Bangkok and how Bangkokians originally lived. The main site of the workshop is located on the waterfront of the Chao Praya River, in an area called “Kadeejeen and Klong San” in Thonburi. According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority, the MRT and the BTW will directly connect Thonburi to the Bangkok city center in the near future. The conditions of the site’s surroundings were featured in different design proposals. The design proposals aimed to enhance and improve the quality of the site area and to create connections among minor sites along the riverfront and between Thonburi and central Bangkok. Designs were presented by groups of Chula-Meiji students, with each group focusing on the existing resources of specific sites. Students were asked to develop proposals that were sensitive to cultural issues and to the connections between design and local people. The designs also featured transportation connection development. More convenient transportation can better connect Thonburi to the rest of the city and, by bringing people to the area, can relate to the growth of the economy in the Kadeejean and Klong San area. The workshop was a way to learn to work as an international team comprised of people who have different perspectives towards the given brief and site, and different approaches to working on the same program.

Mapping Extensive and Intensive Space at Ban Krua

Guest Instructors: Christoph Lueder, Principal Lecturer, Alexandru Malaescu, Research Assistant, School of Architecture, Kingston University London Teaching Assistants: Suthata Jiranuntarat and Tachapol Tanaboonchai

The community of Ban Krua and the spaces around it along the Saen Saeb canal presents an interesting and exciting opportunity for research. A dual trait is prevalent here, with apparent innovation in the uses of the space and sophistication in building social relationships on multiple scales. INDA students involved in this workshop looked into the social and spatial fabric of Ban Krua and forged a strong rapport with the community and its elders. During the research, community members were interviewed and various sites within the boundaries of Ban Krua were recorded and analyzed. Typologies of housing were observed and deliberated on. A variety of subjects, from physical to sociological impacts of various aspects of the community was explored, in effect, to see what Ban Krua is and how it came to be. Christoph Lueder and Alexandru Malaescu, guest instructors from Kingston University London led the workshop. Together with INDA alumni Tachapol Tanaboonchai and Suthata Jiranuntarat as teaching assistants, the group of students and instructors produced a comprehensive publication documenting and analysing the neighborhood as the final product of the workshop.

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Gusa Amornsakchai, Billennium Dwelling, an isometric drawing of the dwelling

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In the first semester of first year students begin their inquiry into design by enrolling in two studio based courses, Design I & Design Tools and Skills I. In the first year, students are encouraged to develop their critical, conceptual, and analytical skills through a rapid series of projects. The close curricular coupling of the two courses not only introduces necessary techniques, but encourages students to form a feedback loop between techniques and concepts and make critical decisions about representation methods in design projects. We began the first semester this year in the design studio with a study of abstract relationships between two and three dimensional forms and progressed towards the study and design of embodied spatial experiences. In the first semester, students were challenged to develop logical arguments, systematic processes, and understand the power (and paradoxically the liberation) of constraints or rules in a design project. The second semester began with a quick one week competition. First and second year students formed teams and worked collaboratively on the Next 7 international competition. The competition challenged entrants to envision the future for a place by identifying a site, clarifying a problem, and proposing a design solution. Student teams went on to win 2nd prize and three honorable mentions in the competition. The remainder of the second semester design studio was divided into two main projects. The first project focused on topography, sequence, and performance in the design of a full scale single mini-golf hole, followed by a design of a nine hole course. The phase of the project enabled students to develop a hands-on experience of topography and performance that could be directly applied at a larger scale and level of complexity in the second phase.

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The second and final project of the semester focused on program, narrative, and spatial experience, in the design of a dwelling for two characters within a fictional context based on a short story “Billennium� written by J.G. Ballard. In his text, Ballard richly describes a dystopian future world where space is incredibly precious. Each city dweller lives in a cubicle that is a maximum of four square meters, constantly struggling through human traffic, evictions, and pesky roommates. Embedded within this narrative is the discovery of a hidden space, and therefore a valuable secret. In the first phase of the project, students are challenged to develop a city/world based on Ballard’s short story, supplemental texts, and sparse visual artifacts. The many gaps among story, constraints, and given visual artifacts provoked each student to develop a slightly different city/world and to extend the narrative based on their personal interests.

Chavakorn Sringkaranon, Billennium Dwelling

In the second phase of the project, students developed the program of the space through the relationship of the two characters and the constraints of their city/world. The students then developed the design of a dwelling within a discovered space behind a billboard for the two inhabitants. The project acted as a mini-thesis, where each student defined a site, program, and architectural response to a social condition. Text: Will Patera, First Year Coordinator

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Studio Work Year 2 In the second year design studio, students are asked to apply the design methods learnt in first year to specific socio-cultural contexts. New observation, research and argumentation methods are explored as tools for triggering and generating design proposals that deal with issues such as domesticity, identity and meaning.

Ekapob Huangthanapan, Manipulating Festive Grounds, Daft Punk’s concert stage, structural model

During each semester, students gradually construct and refine an argument through methods of analysis and self-criticism that are introduced in the studio through a series of exercises that lead to an architectural design.

Sansern Prapa-apirat, A Living Space: Polygamist Family, Sectional Diagram

In the second semester, students developed the Flagship Space project. The semester long project was divided into 3 phases. The first one, Exchange Scene, consisted of an analysis of places of exchange. The second, Image and Identity, was a study of a chosen brand from the perspectives of both the creators and consumers. It culminated in the definition of a brief for that brand’s flagship space. In the last phase, Flagship Space, students designed a space of exchange in response to the brand analysis. http://indayear2studio-1314s2.blogspot.com/ Text: Lara Lesmes, Second Year Coordinator

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Panitnan Patanayindee, The New Great Gatsby: Jake’s Exclusive Clubhouse

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Pichayut Sirawongprasert, Staging Encounters, Exhibition Pavilion for Thai Sculptures (Joint Project with the Bangkok Sculpture Center)

Studio Work Year 3 The third year design studio explores architecture through the eyes of the practicing architect. The projects are closely linked to the contemporary reality of structures, construction and project management. Into the studio comes the critical, creative and experimental second year students who have dealt with more intellectual and conceptual problems in the second year studio. In third year students ask themselves questions like: what is the most elegant and efficient way to span a hundred meters over a city block using pneumatics, or how best to develop a historically preserved railway station into a town hall for a diverse 21st century metropol. Students are challenged with projects small and big ranging from temporary pavilions to masterplans several hectares large. In order to tackle these projects the students conduct in-depth research on approaches to structure, material and construction both from the distant past, such as gothic cathedrals, and from contemporary methods used today.

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Saan Vitayathanagorn, Residential Gateway: Configuring the Contemporary (Youth) Hostel

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Kannawat Limratepong, Bangkok Town Hall, an isometric enlargement view from the fourth layer of scaffolding structures

Although students are asked to consider and work with real world problems of construction and materials, they are pushed to question conventions and work towards new and innovative solutions for an architecture of the future, a context in which the student will find themselves practicing in a not so distant future. The final project of the past academic year, “Civic Tracks,� asked for a redevelopment of Hua Lamphong Railway station in Bangkok which is due to close as all trains are relocating to the new grand station at Bang Sue. Students were asked not only to redesign the station to fit a new program which was chosen by the students but also to create a masterplan for the large strip of land which now facilitates the railway tracks. The brief asked for a new civic program to reactivate the central and key area of Hua Lamphong for a growing and innovative metropolis. Text: Fredrik Hellberg, Third Year Coordinator

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The Vitis Vinifera winery is a territory that aims to rejuvenate wine production in Iran, whose rich wine history is often overlooked. The winery showcases the latest technical achievements in the field of viticulture. Blending the wine scenery together with Islamic tradition, binding both with high quality craftsmanship and details, the winery is comprised of a series of “natural corridors� which defines the connections between the man-made and the natural through a contrast between an intricate architecture and the grapevine overlay. The Vitis Vinifera winery will promote Iran to become a world famous wine producer and to play a major role in the global wine industry. The winery will also create a point of interest for visitors and a source of development for the local community.

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Waranchalee Suwanpimolkul, Productive Algae - Urbanscapes, diagram showing input & output of wastewater treatment plant and ways to reclaim nutrients (Option Studio: Re-Envisioning Landscape, Instructor: Chon Supawongse)

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Korrakot Kulkraisri, Signitecture: Vertical Community Residence + Market, Section showing the interior of the billboard residential and commercial units (Option studio: DenCity: An Experimental Study of Extreme Urban Density, Instructors: Yarinda Bunnag and Will Patera)

In their final design studios in the 4th year, INDA provides a unique opportunity for students to explore different disciplinary trajectories. Instead of a thesis project required by most five year bachelor of architecture programs, INDA offers option studios with five key themes: history and theory of architectural design, landscape urbanism, real estate, building technology, and urban design. These option studios serve as an experimental ground for students to strengthen their existing interest as well as introducing them to broader disciplinary boundaries. Moreover, these studios cover academic trajectories that students could potentially pursue in graduate school or later in professional practice. Text: Yarinda Bunnag, Fourth Year Coordinator

Patorn Phoopat, Hybrid Riverside Residential & Educational Space (Option Studio: Stealth Threshold, Instructor: Komthat Syamananda)

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H2Flow by Pavin Banternghansa Option Studio: Tako Mine: An Operational Terrain Instructors: Xiaoxuan Lu, Chon Supawongse

Pavin Banternghansa, H2Flow, Hydrogen farm

H2Flow is a self-sufficient research operation that will revolutionize off-the-grid energy and unlock the potential of hydrogen technology in the Indo-China mineral region. This transnational project focuses on extracting hydrogen energy from water, as water is a byproduct of the open-pit mining process. With its rich deposits of quartz and iron oxide--the main raw material for hydrogen production, Tako Pid Thong, an abandoned mine, serves as a perfect location to establish the research facility. H2Flow will also introduce an airship logistics transportation system, and an air observatory for the Indo-China region. Let the hydrogen revolution begin!

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Collaborations between Technology Courses and Studios Thosaporn Toedsukbodee

At INDA, the requirement for students to demonstrate their knowledge of structure and construction is by making models, either of exemplary buildings or of their own design studio projects. This year, students in Y2 Construction Technology made structural models of their ‘Flagship Store’ projects, while students in Y3 Environmental Technology II made cutaway models of their Hua Lampong Civic Projects, showing the connection between structure and building envelope (wall or roof systems). These projects help students to realize that construction technology is not something worked out by engineers after the design is finished, but rather that it can be a fundamental part of any design from conceptual through to detail stage. Nachapol Kasemsuwan

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Text: Scott Drake, Academic Coordinator

One of the first technology projects undertaken by INDA students is to make a full scale bench intended for public use. At the end of the project, Instructors test the benches in the simplest way possible: by sitting on them! Assessment is based on comfort, structure, and innovative use of materials. Throughout the project, students work from concept drawings to scale models to finished product, exploring ideas about the physical properties of materials, structural and jointing requirements to make sure the benches are stable, and ergonomic aspects of the way the benches support the human body. Students need good coordination and teamwork skills, as well as skills of experimentation and testing, as they discover that making drawings and models is much easier than making the real thing! Text: Scott Drake, Academic Coordinator


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Student Exchange 2013-2014 This past year 30 accomplished INDA students, who maintained a 3.0 GPA for the first 3 years of their education, studied abroad in 9 different countries on 4 different continents. We sent students back to some of our established exchange partners at Chu Hai College in Hong Kong, Meiji University in Japan, the University of Hawaii and the University of Idaho in the USA, NUS in Singapore, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville in Paris, and Tunghai University in Taiwan. We also sent some INDA pioneers to new programs at the University of Utah in the USA, the University of Oslo in Norway, Canberra University in Australia and Sheffield University in the UK. Next year, we will send another 27 students to the aforementioned programs as well as to Parsons and Florida Atlantic University in the USA. Text: Taylor Lowe, Adjunct Lecturer

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INDA’s Design Build and Design and Construction Projects for Community courses allow second and third year students to experience practical applications of lessons learnt at the university. Providing INDA students with real world projects, the programs challenge the students to engage in both the design as well as the construction process. Working with local communities as clients, experimenting with real construction materials and methods, coordinating with contractors and local authorities, students learn what it takes to successfully bring projects from paper sketches to concrete buildings. This year, students were given opportunities to choose from a variety of project typologies and scales ranging from an elephant school to an ice-cream cart.

Anachronous Formalisms and Architectural Fictions, Bangkok Instructors: Bea Vithaya, William O’Brien

Anachronous Formalisms is a collaborative project between the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, and William O’Brien Jr., Assistant Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning. The design build project is primarily an investigation into architectural form-making and digital methodologies, which will culminate in a public installation of a large-scale, digitally-fabricated architectural object in Bangkok CBD. This project is part of a larger design research initiative consisting of a series of contemporary architectural installations, called Architectural Fictions, that retell stories about anachronous form.

Printing Concrete, Boston, US Instructor: Ben Uyeda

This 5-week design build program challenges students to utilize 3d-modeling and printing technologies to explore rapid prototyping, modular fabrication, concrete casting, and masonry construction. The educational portion is conducted in Boston, Massachusetts at Zero Energy Design’s workshop studio. The building experiments will be constructed at 21 Lamartine Street in Boston, which is a piece of property owned by Ben Uyeda. Quikrete Inc. will donate all concrete materials. This trip involves tours of local architectural graduate programs such as Harvard, MIT and Northeastern University as well as lectures from ZeroEnergy Design’s Architects and Engineers. At the time of print, students are making adjustments to their initial 3d printed prototypes and conducting experiments with concrete. Student projects range from vertical garden walls to lighting installations. 3d printing is a revolutionary technology that is rapidly transforming the world of design. This program gives the students a chance to directly interact with state of the art design and fabrication techniques.

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“Highly polished furniture, Made beautiful by time, Would decorate our room; The rarest flowers Mingling their odors With the vague fragrance of amber, Rich ceilings, Deep mirrors, Eastern splendor, Everything there would speak.” - Baudelaire, in Luxe, calme, et volumpté

Aj. Saul Aaron Appelbaum worked in his studio Vera Maurina Press with Chanapa Wongraveekul, Chittranuch Napawan, and Preechaya Punyakham in the fields of interior architecture, textiles, fashion photography, and painting. If an interior architecture concretely framed their work, then the work looked back at the interior, implying what could become concrete through visual continuities or movement between interior and clothing fabric, wall, floor, ceiling, color, light, pattern, and texture. In other words, supple surfaces with temporary frames made an architectural drawing more concrete than paper architecture and less concrete than a building. To achieve this movement, they worked with PayaShop to embed patterns-inpatterns through custom textiles; Donald Gjoka to produce photographs from a Yohji Yamamoto runway show for life-size prints made with quasi-scripting-post-photoprocesses; tensile canvas-fabric to channel viscous paint with gravity; folded transparent-plastic-surfaces to spatially pull apart the traditionally flattened painting plane; CityNeon to sculpt, light, structure, and drape all surfaces with aluminium and fluorescent skeletons; and Arthur Napolitano to frame the above in his modern/ contemporary home. Mr. Napolitano’s collection of meaningful objects had two frames, one the interior architecture of the building per se, and two the design/build’s interior-in-interior. The end was an n-dimensional embedded pattern.

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Kiosk of Karl Lagerfeld brand that will be installed at Paragon Hall in mid July.

This year INDA has an opportunity to collaborate with Luxasia--the leading distributor partner of world-renowned fragrance cosmetics, spa, hair and beauty brands in Asia--to design a display unit for Karl Lagerfeld perfumery. This project allows students to learn to employ design principles to support the marketing and branding of perfume products and to broadly investigate the world of scents and brand image building in Thailand. After a successful presentation with the country manager, students initiated activities on-site at Paragon, shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. After the completion of the Karl Lagerfeld perfumery display unit, the next phase of this project is a perfume store design for a Luxasia owned brand which will be opened next year. Students integrated their conceptual design with Luxasia to generate a desired visual presentation for target audiences.

COIR: Coconuts as Opportunity for Inventive Reuse, Bangkok Instructors: Devan Harlan Simunovich, Cheryl Wing-ZiWong The COIR design build course focuses on the coconut and its versatility for sustainable use and reuse. The primary objective is to explore a potential closed-loop sustainable cycle for the coconut, with a zero waste goal. Using all parts of the coconut, we have designed a coconutcentric mobile food cart and gathering space. The cart can extend and transform into a long table: a small-scale public space to serve the ice cream and act as a local gathering hub for the community of Kadeejeen in Bangkok. We are exploring the making of new building materials -composite boards pressed from coconut husk and shell-- parts often discarded. The design consists of a steel frame with coconut board cladding.

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Huaykwang Community Childcare Center Instructor: Ekapob Sooksudpaisarn

This Design Build project is a new construction to replace a rundown childcare center in Rongpoon Community, Bangkok. The 250sqm, 2-storey building will be used for both childcare and as a community center. Building permits were issued for the students’ design proposal and, with the help of INDA students, construction is ongoing. As part of the course, students were involved in the on-site construction, design development, CAD training, cost estimation, material specification and hands-on project and construction management. In addition, students learned about ceramic tile design and manufacturing process by visiting Sosuco’s factory and completed the digital fabrication in designing the tile with finished ceramic tiles from the factory. The project is funded and sponsored by Huaykwang District, INDA, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Co. Ltd., Sosuco And Group Co. Ltd., and VIVA Industries Co. Ltd., Thus, this project is a good example of a successful collaboration among the government, community, private sectors and an academic institution. The project is scheduled for completion around the end of September 2014.

School Canteen, Bueng Kan Instructor: Pannasan Sombuntham

This year, the ongoing collaboration between Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and INDA took us to the border. Situated in the river plains, a literal stones-throw from the Mekong River, Bueng Kan Design Build for Community Project sees the dream of a school canteen realized. In early 2014, Mitsubishi’s Home School Project company-wide competition selected a winning project at Baan Tha Si Kia School in rural Bueng Kan Province. This yearly competition allows Mitsubishi employees to propose projects to improve the school from his/her hometown. The winning proposal requested for an improvement on the school’s dilapidated canteen. Undersized, termite-ridden, and prone to floods during the rainy season, the existing structure was abandoned for obvious safety reasons. Lacking proper space, the students eat in front of their classrooms. In addition to replacing the existing canteen with an adequately sized structure (housing the lunch seating area, kitchen, and storage), the INDA design team seized the opportunity to improve and include other much desired amenities. Accompanying the open-structure canteen, a covered walkway/display boards, chicken coop, vegetable patches, playground, and gardens will offer to the students expanded learning and playing opportunities. The work has been underway since late May, and the Grand Opening is expected in November 2014. Follow us @ http://inda-beungkan.tumblr.com/

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This year Erawan continues their support of INDA Design Build with another HOP learning center, which will be built at Baan Phu Pradu school in Kanchanaburi province. The building, around 80 square meters, includes a music room, a book room, and an outdoor reading area. The project is led by Ajarn Scott Drake with a team of 17 INDA students.

TAIROMCHANG, Khao Yai Instructor: Tijn van de Wijdeven Elephants aren’t grey... Their scrubby skin reveals an intricate variety of colours and textures. The sound they make is composed through a rich collection of tones and breaths. Contrary to what their crude anatomy may suggest, they are able to move gracefully and fluently. Elephants are one of few animals to approximate the capacity of a human brain. Communicating with elephants allows for a dialogue beyond words, through the subtlety of touch, sound and gestures. This summer, we traced the footsteps of elephants and built a stage for such interactions. For this Design for Communities project, INDA joined forces with the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) at the border of Khao Yai National Park. TECC allows children - mentally and/or physically disabled or homeless - from schools in the Khao Yai region to join educational programs in large numbers. To accommodate the rapid

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The Yestermorrow Design and Build School in Vermont, U.S. presents students with a wide array of opportunities to engage in both architecture and construction practices. Through practical applications, students are able to learn the necessary knowledge required to design and construct a building. These courses may take place within the U.S. or abroad. This year, INDA students joined a two-week course in Italy that offered a practical experience in preservation, restoration as well as adaptive re-use of vernacular masonry buildings. Our students travelled to the abandoned village of Ghesc, near Domodossola. The goal was to allow students to explore how these historic vernacular buildings can be reused for another 500 years.

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In summer 2014, INDA conducted an online survey to find out updates about our alumni. Here are the results we have received so far from the survey. If you are an alumnus, please visit http://goo.gl/1P0nJe to complete the survey!

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WORKPLACE*

*The results represent a sample of 51 alumni from 2010-2013 graduating classes.

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“The Rock Show” of Year 1 Design Tools and Skills II, studying rocks as 3-dimensional topographies


A D M I S S I O N S

Admissions: General Requirements & Schedule Admission Requirements: PLEASE CHECK THE MOST UPDATED ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ON INDA WEBSITE. High school certificate or equivalence: Applicants have completed high school or passed the high school equivalent standard test (GED, ICGSE), or presently are in high school (Mathayom 6, grade 11-12 in the US system or year 11-13 in the British /IB system). One of the following English proficiency test scores: TOEFL with a 550 (paper-base) or 79 (internet-base) or IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 or CU-TEP with a minimum of 80 or SAT 1* (Critical Reading) with a minimum of 400 or CU-AAT* (Verbal) with a minimum of 400 One of the following Math test scores: SAT 1* (Math) with a minimum of 550 or CU-AAT* (Math) with a minimum of 550 or * In case of submitting both English and Math scores from either CU-AAT or SAT, both scores must be from the same test date. Test of Aptitude in Design: CU-TAD with a minimum of 50% Portfolio: Personal work of art, craft and design in A4 size folder or binding with thickness not more than one inch. Application form with a 1,000 Baht non-refundable application fee. Verbal Interview and Writing Test Tentative Schedule: Application Period: January 2015 Announcement for interview candidates: February 2015 Interviews: February 2015 Announcement for admission result: March 2015 Enrollment: March 2015 For CU-AAT, CU-TEP and CU-TAD testing information contact: Chulalongkorn University’s Academic Testing Center: Call Center 02-218-3717 (CU-ATC Website: http://www.atc.chula.ac.th) Detailed schedule will be updated in December on www.cuinda.com

INDA Newsletter Academic Year 2013-2014 Editor / Yarinda Bunnag Project Manager / Totthong Lertvanarin Graphic Designer / Noncitizen Co. Copy Editor / Malavika Reddy INDA International Program in Design and Architecture Room 409, Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Phyathai Road Bangkok 10330 Thailand Tel / +66 (0) 2218 4330 Email / office@cuinda.com Printed by Set Square Limited Partnership Printed and bound in Bangkok Š International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University


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INDA Newsletter 2014  

2014 newsletter of student works for the International Program in Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

INDA Newsletter 2014  

2014 newsletter of student works for the International Program in Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

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