INDA 2017-2018

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International Program in Design and Architecture Chulalongkorn University



Director’s Statement INDA (International Program in Design and Architecture) is a four-year Bachelor of Science program in architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Founded in 1917 by King Rama V, Chulalongkorn is Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious university. Though rooted within tradition, national culture, and heritage, INDA, launched in 2006, emphasizes a diversity of design approaches ranging from the pragmatic to the experimental. In addition to fulfilling the standards of an international program, INDA’s curriculum management enables faculty members and students to propose and develop projects during the academic year. AnnuaIly, INDA offers approximately twenty option studios, ten Design Experimentation (DEX) workshops, and ten design-build projects as well as study-abroad opportunities including educational trips, international workshops, and exchange programs. INDA is an arena for well-rounded students to learn and develop their knowledge, skills, creativity, and criticality. In the past academic year, nine international guests were invited to conduct DEX. Each project instills students with unique methodologies and skill sets, emphasizing process and experiments over results. The DEX initiative is one of many that has strengthened our collaborations with international instructors and globally-recognized institutions. As we approach the 14th year at INDA, we are proud to have developed into a dynamic and rigorous academic environment with a strong focus on creativity and a happy spirit of community among all of our students, faculty, and staff who have made INDA a great success! As we go forward, we welcome new initiatives from our instructors and from our corporate, government, and university partners.

Dr. Preechaya Sittipunt INDA Director


Editor’s Statement The International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) can be characterized by its pluralistic pedagogy. Through its culturally diverse instructors, INDA offers a broad spectrum of ideologies, approaches, agendas, opinions, and interests that continually probe the limits of the disciplines of architecture and design. Conventional or experimental, traditional or contemporary, the methodologies INDA proposes are valued but also questioned. Students are exposed to an array of potential topics of exploration in their studio courses, but they are also challenged to formulate their own beliefs and convictions about what architecture is (or can be) for them. The established methods of teaching architecture and design are changing, and INDA embraces this change as it prepares students for a rapidly evolving profession and a dramatically more complex world by providing creative freedom and a versatile set of skills that can be deployed in any number of related fields. INDA fosters wellrounded students who engage globally-relevant ideas--including material research, technological progress, and social responsibility--and who therefore have the power to make substantial and profound changes to the way the world works. The design of this publication is meant to convey the heterogeneity of the school while also reflecting its collective identity. Multiple types of page layouts display studio work and more specialized courses (Design Experimentation workshops, summer courses, and exchange programs, for example) in formats that reflect their disparate approaches and output. Several spreads highlight the diverse backgrounds of our international instructors as well as the wide range of academic and professional trajectories pursued by our graduating students and alumni. This book provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a youthful and vibrant architecture and design program, presenting conceptual and technical design proposals alongside photos of the active everyday life of the school. We hope you enjoy it.

Thomas Lozada Editor


Director’s statement Editor’s statement

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26 34 40 44

Design I Design II Design Tools and Skills Introduction to Environmental Design

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60 68 76 77

Design III

88 96 104 106

Experiencing Architecture and International Workshops

Architectural Design I Fundamentals of Structural Design History and Theory of Architecture

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YEAR 3 Architectural Design II Architectural Design III Architecture and Urbanism Environmental Technology and Integrative Building Systems Design I + II


Design Construction for Communities




Architectural Design IV and V

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Exchange Programs

News and Events Faculty / Staff Bios Admissions Information


“INDA brings together instructors from different contexts and with a variety of interests, skills, and pedagogical preferences. This makes for a dynamic learning environment in which students are exposed to an array of perspectives. Students are taught to be both critical and creative, especially as they work at developing their own unique take on what architectural design is and could be.”

“INDA can be seen as a very broad and playful way to think and talk about architecture that challenges more canonical based methodologies.”



“The program offers freedom to explore and a faculty supporting of new ideas and challenges.”


“INDA instills in students a desire to explore and surface the deeper and broader content behind design issues, to use architecture as a way of thinking to offer creative solutions and seek out the unexpected and provocative. The diversity of design instructors, the range of programs (International Workshop, Design Build for Community, Experiencing Architecture, DEX, etc.), and the exposure to many different perspectives are some of the benefits of being a part of INDA. Students are capable of high caliber work which rivals many top universities around the globe.”


“The school provides a variety of architectural design learning experiences including practicality for professional industries.” “We help students connect with international ideas about design and architecture.” “If INDA were a person, he/ she would be an agile, well traveled, exceptionally openminded individual whose tolerance for diversity is skyhigh, and whose hunger for new experiences is insatiable. The student-faculty collective works as a well-oiled machine.”

“A wide number of characteristics define INDA. Perhaps most important are its open-mindedness, diversity, and its critical mass of energy and enthusiasm.”



“The INDA program and faculty provide very distinct approaches that foster challenging ideas of what architecture is, what the role of the architect/designer is, and for whom, what, and when we are designing. Students who have their own set of interests are given the freedom and guidance to explore, and those who are simply curious have a chance to be exposed to the many different ways that architecture and design can be addressed.”

“We offer a diversity of subjects and workshops as well as a good ratio between tutors and students We take our fun very seriously. We try to combine a ludic approach to learning with a curriculum that is always changing and evolving, one that takes some risks and demands personal commitment to our students. The school is trying to move away from a focus on standardized results and toward a focus on engaging experimentally with topics and methodologies that are relevant to a contemporary agenda.”

“In contrast to architecture and design students from other institutions, the graphic and visual communication skills of the INDA students is very impressive. INDA provides a rich crucible, both in terms of the origins and philosophies of the staff to introduce students to the possibilities of architecture and design as a discipline.”

“The students are capable of an extensive and intensive array of work, with a huge capacity for digital communication and model making. Some are able to react to different subjects and topics (that may not be relative to the act of building) that provide an often radical and meticulous dimension to the academic work. The program has a good variety of unconventional subjects that may or may not intersect with the act of machine architecture.”

“The exposure to diverse and peculiar methodologies, backgrounds, aesthetic references, ideologies, etc. encourages students to never stop exploring.” “INDA is multidisciplinary, open, and diverse.”

“INDA is unique in its perpetual development of experimental discourse. The program is not ruled by mantras and traditions, and continually reinvents itself. A fundamental value of ‘internationalism’ as such is based on everyone contributing, instructors and especially students!”

“Pluralistic and exploratory, INDA tests architecture’s disciplinary boundaries through a wide variety of design approaches and pedagogical methods.”

“The combination of diverse pools of instructors and students propels the program through compelling programs and research.”

“INDA is an optimistic young program that tackles the fact that life and society are changing and therefore learning methods and topics should be open to evolution and discussion. Through speculative inquiries, the students and instructors are challenged to build plausible fictions as keystones of project development.”



DEX 18: NEW PERIMETER The Design Experimentation Workshop this year (DEX 18) aims to question and challenge the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and serve as an experimental platform for students to investigate a broad range of topics related to architecture but not limited to buildings. We are currently witnessing a shift in the profession of architecture toward more complex and elastic operations that do not merely involve the act of building. As Dan Hill mentions in Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture, occupations were once so static that we took our surnames from them: Smith, Cooper, Taylor, Potter...not any more. Today’s society requests more complex proposals beyond our field that engage other disciplines and collaborations. We search for the extension of our territory through the abolishment of centralized systems that deny a fixed perimeter. We are interested in the perimeter because we believe that in design, just as in ecology, the edge promotes greater biodiversity and that innovation occurs on the periphery, where the new perimeters of architecture are established. During the workshop, we will present a set of tentative experiments, toolkits, and methodologies that strive to involve different disciplines and approaches. Through these explorations, we search to educate strategic rather than static designers. In The Image of the City, Kevin Lynch claims that edges are often paths as well.


‘Self Portrait of an Architect’ Alexander Brodsky

‘reHACKING // theHUMANsphere’ Pareid

Chadaporn Sompolpong Daria Dmitrieva (1) Luxsamon Niramitsrichai Naipaporn Buppa Nattachomporn Supaprutsakul Pattarawan Rungrattawatchai (2) Phaphavee Sriapha Sapanya Patrathiranond (3) Saruta Yupuang Sita Hirunjit Yada Chatavaraha

Bunyanut Kemmonta (12) Chanai Chaitaneeyachat (13) Kimseng Ouk Nattha Dhamabutra Parisorn Itsarapanich Pongtrust Patcharapond Ranchana Rungwatanawong Rasita Choonhaprasert Santasak Apasuthirat Thanakarn Srathongin Vedant Urumkar (14)

‘#Fatigue’ Luis Urculo

‘Reframing the Perimeter: Chulalongkorn at the Edge’ Sharon Haar

Chutimon Suetragulwong Ksidij Olarnlarp Natchaluck Radomsittipat Nutnicha Attawutinun Panat Triwattana Phannita Jiravatsatith Pornphat Bejrananda Prompruit Snitwongse na Ayudhya Proud Danpoe Rasa Shirdel Sakdipat Chitsawaengsrap

‘Do’ Oana Stanescu Dhataroth Chaiwarasilpa (4) Ishita Akther Kan Vajaranant Kunpriya Khamkhane (5) Natcha Kikhoontod (4) Natdanai Wareerinsiri Nichakarn Vichitpunt Nithit Chompatana (6) Popploy Julpongsathorn Pornnapath Khampiranon Ruchchapa Jaochakarasiri

‘Embodying the Invisible: Building with Wind’ Akane Moriyama Akarpint Chomphooteep Chanya Sukhumcharoenchit Chonnikan Suwantawit (7) Napassorn Charoentra (7) Norapat Lumdubwong (8) Puntawan Suppakornwiwat (8) Seung A Song (7) Sisilpa Srisukson (9) Supavitch Kugasemrat (9) Tanaboon Kittisrikangwan (8) Yamin Kosittanakiat

‘Immersive Capriccios: Tools for Architectural Imagination Then and Now’ Space Popular Chit Su Yi Win Hathairat Kangval Isaya Kitcharoen (10) Maethavee Padungsakdisin Napatr Pornvisawaraksakul (11) Palakorn Guagulpipat (11) Pluem Pongpisal (11) Sarisa Chaiwongkiat Shompoonuth Kumpakdee Thanatcha Pojthaveekiat (10) Woraphan Jampachaisri (10)


Achiraya Sangpaiboon(15-16) Atitep Rungkeeratikul (15-16) Chansokhan Nuon Kongphob Amornpatarasin (17) Natchapongtorn Gaesornsuwan Noppanut Bovornratanavech Poom Permphanworawat Shwe Yi Nwe Oo Supichaya Kosalanantakul (15-16) Thanapon Harnpattanapanich (17)

‘Archi-Nature: Bang Kachao - The Green Lung of Bangkok’ Meiji University Alena Triratanakitikul Chanin Homdee Chularach Engchanil Kittipon Sanitwong-na-Ayuthaya (18) Lalita Phatthanachaisuksiri Lisa Kamolkornpannatat (19-20) Monica Jantawee (18) Panisa Kleosakul Sarida Thanakarnjanasuth Wasutop Viriyasuebpong (19-20)

‘Same Same but Different X4: Four Chiangmai Valley Village Social Infrastructure Networks’ Brian McGrath Auraya French Chanon Sutharoj Nathnicha Nimitmongkol Natthanan Surachartkumthornkul Natthida Mongkonsiri Nunthikorn Satirachat Nuttcha Paopahon Palita Tungjaroen (21-22) Panyanus Jansomwong (21-22) Phannarath Siritantipat

Akane Moriyama

Luis Urculo

Hiroyuki Sasaki

Akane Moriyama (born in Japan in 1983) is a designer/ artist based in Stockholm. With her background of studying architecture at Kyoto University of Technology in Japan and textile design at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Sweden, Moriyama has been working with textiles for architecture and art projects. Since her first commission by architect Hideyuki Nakayama “A Curtain for ‘House O’”(2009), Moriyama has been working in collaboration with architects and museums. Her work includes large-scale art installations such as “Cubic Prism” at the University of Texas at Austin (2013), “Mirage in forest” at KENPOKU ART in Ibaraki (2016), and “Reflected Roof” at Den Frie, Copenhagen (2014). She also designs curtains from functional and aesthetic perspectives such as 8-meter by 16-meter curtains for the book store at Hiarakata T-SITE in Japan (2016). Her recent work is “Azorean Spectrum Range,” installed at the courtyard of the Arquipélago Art Center in the Azores, Portugal in 2017.

Luis Urculo lives and works between Madrid (Spain) and Ciudad de Mexico (México). He graduated in 2006 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). His artistic practice starts from anthropology, archeology, and criminology as phenomenological references that create lines of investigation on the ideas of reconstructing timelines, uncertain materiality, imprecise descriptions, and interpretations of reality. Fiction and the representation of diverse domestic geographies have also been the basis for the development of his work.

Hiroyuki Sasaki is an associate professor in the department of architecture at Meiji University. He is also a principal of Freedman Tung + Sasaki (FTS) Urban Design (Tokyo office). As a Tokyo-based urban design practitioner, his most recent research and practice focuses on the design of downtowns, central business districts, transit districts, and urban public spaces that make cities and towns recognizable and unique. Other recent researches focus on the same-scale comparison of districts and neighbourhoods in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and techniques of Form-based Coding. He has won the CNU Charter Award in 2007, an award from the Grand Boulevard Task Force in 2008, a California Redevelopment Award of Excellence in 2008 and several others.

Alexander Brodsky Alexander Brodsky is a Russian artist and architect, head of studio Alexander Brodsky, and a key member of the Paper Architecture movement. His conceptual graphic works, art installations, and pavilions reflect on notions of romanticism, nostalgia, and his personal memories. In his work, Brodsky often uses readymade and found objects. His works have received numerous awards, and they have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, at the Tate in London, and at the Venice Biennale as well as other museums. He is currently a visiting professor at ETH Zurich.


Brian McGrath Brian McGrath is a professor of urban design and has served as dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design. He is also the founder and principal of urban-interface, a design consultancy fusing expertise in urban design, ecology, and media. Brian is a Co-Principal Investigator in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, one of the National Science Foundation’s long-term ecological research endeavors, where he leads the Urban Design Working Group. His books and publications include: Urban Design Ecologies Reader, (2012), Digital Modeling for Urban Design (2008), Transparent Cities (1994), Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design (2012, co-edited with Steward Pickett and Mary Cadenasso), Growing Cities in a Shrinking World: The Challenges in India and China (2010, co-edited with Ashok Gurung and Jiyanying Zha), Sensing the 21st Century City (2007, co-edited by Grahame Shane), and Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today (2007, coauthored with Jean Gardner). Brian served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Thailand in 1998-99, as an India China Institute Fellow in 2006-2008, and as the Research Director in the joint US-EU Transatlantic exchange program “Urbanisms of Inclusion.” He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University. He also attended the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) in New York. He currently serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of AD Architectural Design Magazine in London and Nakhara Journal of Environmental Design and Planning at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Architecture in Bangkok, Thailand.

Luis has exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), MAXXI (Rome), Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo), MAC Quinta Normal (Santiago, Chile), Art Institute (Chicago), Matadero (Madrid), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Centro Pecci (Prato), Centro de Arte Tabacalera (Madrid), XI Bienal di Venezia, Arredondo / Arozarena (México), Max Estrella (Madrid), The Popular Workshop (San Francisco), Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (Chile), Parque Cultural (Valparaiso, Chile), Transculturelles des Abattoirs (Casablanca), National Glyptoteque (Athens), and Bienal Iberoamericana de Medellin.

Manuel Tardits Manuel Tardits has been teaching at the Department of Architecture at Meiji University since 2013. He has also been teaching at ICS College of Arts and was a visiting lecturer in various Japanese universities. He is presently a principal at Mikan, which is an architectural practice with a large portfolio of projects ranging from furniture to houses and larger facilities. His projects have received numerous awards including a LafargeHolcim Award in 2014 for the Centre of the French School of the Far East (EFEO) and an Architectural Institute of Japan award in 2016 for the restoration of the Manseibashi station.

Masami Kobayashi Masami Kobayashi is a professor at the Department of Architecture at Meiji University. He is also the principal of ArchiMedia Architects & Associates. He is a teaching scholar and an active architect/urban designer, who pursues new strategies for preserving our natural and built environments while promoting new development for our promising future. He was awarded the 2007 Award of Architectural Institute of Japan for the collaborative “Preservation & Restoration of International House of Japan” project, and he was also awarded “Highest Prize of the Design Award of Japan Society of Civil Engineering” for the Kakamigahara Park project in 2008.

Antoine Lassus has been teaching at INDA since 2011. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Silpakorn University, and he is the managing director of Neovista International which is an architectural practice with expertise in Thailand and France. He has been the winner of various design competitions in both countries.

Sharon Haar

Pareid Oana Stanescu Oana Stanescu is a Romanian architect, a founding partner at Family, a New York based design practice, and a design critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). Oana’s work has been celebrated in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Madame Figaro, Architect Magazine, New York Magazine, Mark, Time, and Cultured, to name a few. She has previously taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), and she is also a frequent critic at various schools including SCI-ARC Los Angeles, the School of Architecture and Planning University at Buffalo, the University of Memphis, the University of South Florida, and the University of Arizona. In addition, she has lectured at a Women in Design event in Denver, at Neocon, at AIA Chicago, and at Design Miami. She has also contributed to numerous architectural publications such as Domus, MARK and Abitare.

Hadin Charbel and Deborah Lopez are both architects and founders of Pareid – (n) approximations in architecture, an interdisciplinary design and research studio. They are currently PhD candidates at the University of Tokyo where they have both been awarded the Monbukagakusho scholarship (MEXT) since beginning their Master’s in 2014. Hadin received his B.A in architectural studies from UCLA, and Deborah received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Architecture from the European University of Madrid. Combined, they have worked for offices in Los Angeles, Spain, Bangkok, Beirut, and Tokyo. Their research has been featured and presented at conferences in the United States and Europe including ‘ACADIA Post-human Frontiers’ (Taubman College, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016), ‘Technarte Art+Technology Conference’ (Bilbao, 2017), ‘COCA First International Conference in Architectural Communication’ (ETSAM, Madrid, 2017) and most recently at ‘ACADIA Disciplines & Disruption’ (MIT, Cambridge, 2017). Their recent works have focused on interdisciplinary approaches in design with themes addressing experimental fabrication techniques, sensorial spaces, and ecologies at the intersection of human skill, perception, and digital technologies.

Sharon Haar is a professor and Chair of the Architecture program at Taubman College. Her current research investigates the roles of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in the transformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism and humanitarian relief. Professor Haar’s publications include: The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago and Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies. Her articles and book reviews appear in journals including the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Architect’s Newspaper, and Architectural Design. Her recent book chapters appear in: The Urban Ecologies Reader, Embodied Utopias, Shanghai Transforming, and On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites. She has presented her research in conferences and lectures across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Professor Haar is the recipient of numerous grants from institutions including the Graham Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Architecture Foundation. She is also the former Reviews Editor for the Journal of Architectural Education. Professor Haar has taught at Parsons School of Design in New York and at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was a professor of architecture and the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. She received her Bachelor of Art from Wesleyan University and her Master of Architecture from Princeton University.

Guest Instructors

Antoine Lassus

Space Popular Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg are graduates from the Architectural Association in London, and they founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2012. The practice has since completed built projects in Asia and Europe and participated in a wide range of international competitions. In 2011, they joined INDA at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. As second and thirdyear coordinators, respectively, from 2013 to 2016, they were an integral part of making the program one of the strongest undergraduate programs in Southeast Asia. They have led a wide range of research projects and workshops in Europe and Asia, and they have investigated topics such as masonry structures, spaces of political debate, renewable materials, and virtual architecture. In the fall of 2016, they launched a design and research studio called ‘Tools for Architecture’ at the Architectural Association in London. They are unit masters of Intermediate One where second and third-year students explore experience-driven design methods.



The students are asked, through a series of self-reflection exercises, to design a building/selfportrait of themselves. By stripping architecture of a site, a typology, a size, and a material, the student is left alone with his/her own reflections and aspirations. The result of this auto-critique and introspection is a project: the self portrait of an architect.

Self-Portrait of an Architect Instructor : Alexander Brodsky

On the first day, each student brings an example of a project he/she has realised in the past. Students tell the group about themselves, describing the activities they like to do besides architecture. Following the creation of the character of each student, they will proceed to realize a self-portrait using any sort of technique: paintings, graphics, photography, poetry, dance, etc. The results will form the basis of the project. Students can become any number of building types--skyscraper, hut, etc.




# Fatigue Instructor : Luis Urculo

fatigue - weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads

Can we exhaust all the possibilities a material or an object can perform? This workshop creates a lab of experimentation and documentation resulting in a video installation as well as a publication that reveals a library of possibilities and an atlas of actions coded through hashtag definitions. We focus on intense relationships with objects, materials, and graphic representation of the gestures, responses, or behaviors that materials can create. Students learn the importance of small scale performance and its documentation.



DO Instructor : Oana Stanescu This workshop gives students complete agency of a project from beginning to end. Instead of waiting to be asked to respond to a situation by someone with a limited understanding of the potential of design-as is often the case with architects--

the students identify a situation on the Chulalongkorn campus that can be improved or made “better� through architecture, be it a space, a building, an intervention, or just a moment. This puts the onus on the students to challenge the environment that they navigate every day, while simultaneously defining the parameters and the measures of success of their own projects. They design their spaces ONLY through physical models and writing. The use of computers is strictly forbidden, but hand drawings are used as tools to aid the model-making process. 5



Embodying the Invisible: Building with Wind Instructor : Akane Moriyama What happens when we explore natural elements in relation to architecture? What kind of perspective/imagination will we gain when we free ourselves from established limitations of architecture? This workshop offers a different approach to architecture by building for (and with) the elements of nature. By using threedimensional kites as tools for investigation, we can test this relationship and obtain experiences that transcend theory. Similar to architecture, the kite relies on its relation to the wind. It is a product of structural engineering, material properties, aesthetics, and space. Three-dimensional kites exemplify a smaller scale of architecture.


By working with kites and the materialization of a natural element, we hope to raise questions about the world that surrounds us, to ignite the imagination, and to find new perspectives for architecture.




Immersive Capriccios : Tools for Architectural Imagination Then and Now Instructor : Space Popular


This workshop explores the potential within representation technologies as tools for architectural imagination. We bring together the worlds imagined by 18th-century Capriccio masters and those conceived by contemporary concept artists to construct all-around virtual environments designed to deliver experiences to the human imagination using advanced real-time simulation software--Unreal Engine by Epic games. 10


This tool allows us to inhabit our creations as we are creating them, unlocking possibilities previously unattainable even by the most advanced rendering engines such as V-ray or Maxwell. The final outcome of the workshop is a 360-degree animated virtual simulation of spaces inspired by the pioneers of architectural imagination--the Capriccio masters.


reHACKING // theHUMANsphere Instructor : Pareid In the post-human era, technology has reached a new level, and humans can no longer be considered autonomous from the realm of machines; we have effectively been hacked.

The aim of reHACKING theHUMANsphere is to create a hybridized sensorial environment through the combination of a mask and a projection that explores the relationship between the human’s ability to perceive, sense, and respond on a personal level—engaging both the human and the object in an affective loop.



Reframing the Perimeter : Chulalongkorn at the Edge Instructor : Sharon Haar

On many university campuses— and Chulalongkorn University is no exception—walls and gates delineate the precinct of the campus, setting it apart from the space of the city, whose functions it often duplicates, creating urban redundancy.


But if the chief purposes of a university are teaching, the creation of knowledge, and service— increasingly to surrounding communities just outside our university walls—our perimeters are also barriers, keeping students in while keeping the city out. They are interruptions of knowledge’s desire to travel freely through urban space and our desire to build new knowledge through collaboration. What would it be like to imagine the perimeter of the campus as a prompt for rethinking the boundaries of our discipline with its increasing porosity and diversity?




ARCHI - NATURE: Bang Kachao The “Green Lung” of Bangkok Instructors : Manuel Tardits Hiroyuki Sasaki

DEX18 ARCHI-NATURE Bang Kachao - "Green Lung" of Bangkok

Masami Kobayashi Antoine Lassus

Connecting built environment and nutural environ


Bang Kachao is located in the southeast of Bangkok. It is an island of about sixteen square kilometers formed by a bend in the Chao Phraya River, and it has been occupied by agricultural land with a small population. Due to its presence as a rich green environment in the middle of a megacity, it is referred to as the “Green Lung” of Bangkok and serves as a popular destination for nature lovers and cyclists. The project questions the relationship between architecture and nature and proposes a new destination for ecotourism that consists of research and educational facilities, guest houses, administrative buildings, restaurants, and other spaces. The objective of the project is to create a complex waterresilient environment that transcends the conventional academic boundaries of architecture and landscape.





Same Same but Different X4: Four Chiang Mai Valley Village Social Infrastructure Networks Instructor : Brian McGrath This workshop is sited on the newly developing periphery within the outer ring road of Chiang Mai Thailand, and it engages rapid assessment and participatory action methodologies from the social sciences in order to propose a system of architectural interventions that could maintain the quality and beauty of rural life within an urbanizing landscape. 22


In addition to addressing the interaction of design, social theory, and practice, the workshop also provides lessons in vernacular architecture, landscape ecology (including food and water systems), and participatory urban planning.




YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 The Design 1 studio course offers an introduction to design methods and critical thinking. During their first semester at INDA, students are familiarized with fundamentals in geometric form, bodily performance, operative systems, spatial definitions, and human experience. Students learn to unfold arguments and raise questions through design and abstraction. The semester covers four design projects, each with distinct design and learning objectives. The discourse alternates between the physical and the phenomenal, the rational and the hypothetical; encouraging radical experimentation and considered argumentation. The first project is an introduction to form and gravity. Students will challenge the relationship between objects, forces, and motion along a subset of formal operations. They will develop a deep understanding into geometric form and systematically define and optimize structural and proportional characteristics in response to external, controlled conditions. They will also employ logical abstraction, operational criteria, and performative values through the construction of models and drawings. by Natalia Vera Vigaray and Tijn van de Wijdeven The second project allows students to analyze and respond to human interaction. The projects aim to identify behavioral relationships and operational logics based on body, mind, action, and narrative. The narrative leads to the design of a mediation device that physically responds to the body. Through this project, students strive to understand the intricacies of our bodily interactions with the immediate environment and question the way in which we interact with others. by Patxi Martin and Gian Maria Socci The third project introduces students to principles of aggregation and modularity. Students construct prototypes using standard dimensional materials and rule-based systems to generate formal responses. Central to this project is the documentation of the system, the relationship between its parts, and the behavior of the parts relative to a global assembly. The final outcome of this project results in the installation and documentation of the developed structures. by Peter Fisher and Pratana Klieopatinon The fourth project offers a fundamental inquiry into space and experience. During this project, students work with a selection of human experiences that will be addressed through space. These experiences are defined as ‘feelings’ ranging from notions of confusion to pleasure. After studying the physical elements that evoke one specific feeling, they will use these tools to design an interior space through an exploration of form and materiality. by Alicia Lazzaroni and Blanca Garcia Gardelegui For more information and student projects, visit:


YEAR 1 (2017-2021) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Apisada Hanbunjerd Arnon Vongarnon Athitaya Piamvilai Boonyavee Sureephong Chanakarn Pongteekayu Chanuti Sukhumcharoenchit Chanya Vijitpongpun Chayanisa Ongarjphanchai (1-2) Chidapa Kongsuphol Chinnapat Asavabenya (3) Chompisa Amatayakul Choomcherd Virapat Hattakarn Lertyongphati Isara Kesaranond Kamolthip Polsamak (4) Kasipang Phantajak Kemjira La-orsuwan Klitee Limpawattanasiri Kodchakorn Promjaree Koonanan Panyahom Krissada Laohongkiat Lalida Attawetkul Lalitsiree Ponsombatnun Manachanok Tantraporn Napas Simarangsun Napat Kunapongkul Naruemol Pholnuangma Natnicha Opasserepadung Natnicha Pornteparak Navapol Montong (5) Nichapha Lumpikanont Nicharee Sammapan Palika Nitisiri Panassaya Waenkaew Pann Sermchaiwong Paweenda Patarathamaporn Peera Tayanukorn Phapot Putthammarong

Phudtripart Bhudthonamochai Phurichya Jirayutat (6) Pichamon Taksinawong Pollakrit Naimee Prae Lertprasertkul Prang Suriyapornpun Prao Sirisaksopit Preeyanuch Natthapan Premmika Taechavarangkul Prin Parinyanusorn Rachapon Jidapasirikul Ravinan Kumar Sakaokaew Jindawitchu Santhila Chanoknamchai (7) Saruta Sookparkob Sasipa Punkasem Sasipat Tarinamornpong (8) Satida Adsavakulchai Sirapat Sapthaweeteerakul Siwakarn Sabpaisarn (9) Suchat Telavanich Sutinee Leelaratrungrueang Tamon Sawangnate Tanadon Wanitnunttada Tanapat Adulteerakit Tanyadhorn Dumrongkijkarn (10) Tatiya Visetrit Thanakorn Phonthanakornkul Thanapond Namnanthasith Thanvarat Jamnongnoravut Thatsama Leeumnadwong Tida Rama Tinn Kiewkarnkha Varinda Suphantharida (11) Waris Majitnapakul (12) Warut Im-erb (13) Wichayes Maneepakhathorn Yuka Sato

INSTRUCTOR LIST Tijn van de Wijdeven (coordinator) Alicia Lazzaroni Blanca Garcia Gardelegui Gian Maria Socci Natalia Vera Vigaray Patxi Martin Peter Fisher Pratana Klieopatinon


Student : Lalida Attawetkul Instructor : Natalia Vera Vigaray

Academic Excellence Award The project connects modules with a system and constructs a surface through the aggregation or assembly of singular units. The dome is constructed from modules with a tiling method. The curved surface is generated by the joints that allow the form to expand freely and create different densities.

The project also incorporates environmental transitions and obstacles throughout the interior space.


The interior spaces​begin to intensify​​the​​experience​​ of​“wildness.” The model uses lighting and reflective mirrors to enhance this sensation.

The drawing demonstrates human experiences in each transition of the interior space.










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YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 The Design 2 studio course introduces students to notions of space, environment, and everyday life along two discrete projects. Building upon the topics in Design 1, students continue to develop a critical understanding of design principles through form and argumentation. In concurrence with the Design Tools and Skills Two (DTS 2) course, digital and manual techniques of design and representation are applied in the work, resulting in texts, drawings, images, animations, models, and other artifacts. Project 1: Situations One overcast weekend in October 1974, Georges Perec, an avant-garde novelist, sits for three days in a cafe in Place Saint Sulpice and writes An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. He describes precisely what he sees but avoids looking at the buildings, the church, the shops, or the sculptures that are the most commonly described elements. He claims: My intention was to describe the rest instead: that which is generally not taken note of, that which is not noticed, that which has no importance, what happens when nothing happens other than the weather, people, cars and clouds. The first design project of the semester appropriates the three key terms of atmosphere, context, and use, analysing small territories in Bangkok through a crafted registration device that articulates data of spatial and atmospheric conditions into a collective map. During the second phase, the observation device is upgraded into an experimental installation at the scale of a small structure. by Carmen Torres & Tijn van de Wijdeven Project 2: Metropolis "Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real." Jean Baudrillard, ‘Simulacra and Simulation,’ 1981 In this project, students are tasked with designing scenes inspired by an author’s words. Through an interpretation of their worlds and literary themes, students craft a new city story. Students design along decreasing, incremental scales of the metropolis moving from city (phase 1) to building and interior (phase 2). The first phase of the project requires students to challenge the concepts and realities of urbanity present in literary texts while the second phase inverts these qualities as students collapse scales into the design of a particular moment and place. Projects are materialized through drawn, imagined, written, and modeled artifacts. by Rebecca van Beeck & Tijn van de Wijdeven For more information and student projects, visit:


YEAR 1 (2017-2021) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Apisada Hanbunjerd (1) Arnon Vongarnon Athitaya Piamvilai Boonyavee Sureephong Chanakarn Pongteekayu Chanuti Sukhumcharoenchit Chanya Vijitpongpun Chayanisa Ongarjphanchai (2) Chidapa Kongsuphol Chinnapat Asavabenya (3-4) Chompisa Amatayakul Choomcherd Virapat Hattakarn Lertyongphati Isara Kesaranond Kamolthip Polsamak Kasipang Phantajak Kemjira La-orsuwan (5) Klitee Limpawattanasiri Kodchakorn Promjaree Koonanan Panyahom Krissada Laohongkiat Lalida Attawetkul Lalitsiree Ponsombatnun Manachanok Tantraporn Napas Simarangsun Napat Kunapongkul Naruemol Pholnuangma Natnicha Opasserepadung Natnicha Pornteparak Navapol Montong Nichapha Lumpikanont Nicharee Sammapan Palika Nitisiri Panassaya Waenkaew Pann Sermchaiwong Paweenda Patarathamaporn Peera Tayanukorn Phapot Putthammarong

Phudtripart Bhudthonamochai Phurichya Jirayutat Pichamon Taksinawong Pollakrit Naimee Prae Lertprasertkul Prang Suriyapornpun Prao Sirisaksopit Preeyanuch Natthapan Premmika Taechavarangkul Prin Parinyanusorn Rachapon Jidapasirikul Ravinan Kumar Sakaokaew Jindawitchu Santhila Chanoknamchai (6-7) Saruta Sookparkob Sasipa Punkasem Sasipat Tarinamornpong Satida Adsavakulchai (8) Sirapat Sapthaweeteerakul Siwakarn Sabpaisarn Suchat Telavanich Sutinee Leelaratrungrueang Tamon Sawangnate Tanadon Wanitnunttada (9-10) Tanapat Adulteerakit Tanyadhorn Dumrongkijkarn Tatiya Visetrit Thanakorn Phonthanakornkul Thanapond Namnanthasith Thanvarat Jamnongnoravut Thatsama Leeumnadwong Tida Rama Tinn Kiewkarnkha (11) Varinda Suphantharida Waris Majitnapakul (12) Warut Im-erb Wichayes Maneepakhathorn Yuka Sato (13)

INSTRUCTOR LIST Tijn van de Wijdeven (coordinator) Carmen Torres Gian Maria Socci Lorenzo Perri Natalia Vera Vigaray Patxi Martin Pratana Klieopatinon Rebecca van Beeck Sabrina Morreale












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Design Tools and Skills Coordinator : Natalia Vera Vigaray Instructors : Patxi Martin Patrick Donbeck Sabrina Morreale Lorenzo Perri Design Tools and Skills requires students to develop spatial understanding through technical and conceptual methods of representation and communication across a variety of media. The course is understood as one in which the methodology is based on a series of daily workshops for students to be introduced to specific representation systems and techniques.


The objective is for students to have a complete idea of the tools and techniques they can apply to the definition of their own ideas and to foster their own individual graphic development. In these courses, we form integral connections between hand, eye, and mind in the study and practice of freehand drawing, technical drawing, physical and digital models, perspectival scenes and environments, and a wide range of prototyping methods linked to the INDA Lab facilities.


In each session, students learn how to develop specific representation techniques of simple spatial arrangements; as a result they develop not only their graphic quality but the crafting of their physical models. The learning content of the course is tightly coupled with the concepts introduced and projects conducted in Design One and Two. While the two courses are separate, they will act as a feedback loop to reinforce and contextualize the other’s content. By the end of these courses, students learn new vocabularies, are equipped to create analytical drawings, construct images, create animations, edit video and construct models of various materials and scales to clearly articulate their concepts.


Introduction to Environmental Design Instructor : Surapong Lertsithichai This course requires students to understand the two major factors affecting the design of the built-environment--human factors and environmental factors. These include physiological, psychological, behavioral, and socio-cultural influences on human perception as well as the sense of place, spirit, mood, ambience, and human comfort of a space (temperature, vision, and sounds). Topics also include how climate and geography affect the design of vernacular architecture through building orientation, shading, ventilation, and passive cooling.

Prao Sirisaksopit

Santhila Chanoknamchai

44 MOVEMENT AND PROXIMITIES OF LIVING ORGANISMS 6034816125 Santhila Chanoknamchai (Orm)

Who is the real owner of the house? We claim that we own this space, but in reality, we are actually living among other living organisms. This is an analysis of the movement between spaces of 10 different organisms and the proximity each organisms claims in the space.

Movement of living organisms in space Mosiac of spaces; proximities of the area each living organism claims in space. The amount of population is determine by the frequency of the grid.

‘Be curious and define who you are through the work you do” “Express your individuality and passion”

“Step out of your comfort zone” “Discovering your own ignorance is only a good thing, and a lovely, humbling place to start” “We don’t have the answers - you do”

“Enjoy yourself. It is lighter than you think”

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water”

“There will be stressful moments that force you to work fast, but be sure to take some time to slow down, criticize your own work, and reflect on what you’re doing”

“Fuel your curiosity”

“Enjoy the craft of architecture-- making, assembling, and building materials into beautiful and useful forms”

“Be prepared to play the game”

“Experiment as much as possible and turn your frustration into motivation. Work in a group as often as you can”

“Learn to think through the consequences of your decisions” “Travel often, be independent, and persevere” “Push yourself to understand the learning value of everything you come across”

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER TO AN INCOMING FIRST-YEAR INDA STUDENT? “Welcome to the next future. You alone can make it what you want” “The 10 rules for students and teachers, written by artist and educator Sister Corita Kent and popularized by John Cage, are always a good reference.

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make”

“Allow architecture, design, and personal interests to become mixed up as part of your everyday life inside and outside of school” “Read, watch, and listen to as much as humanly possible. Build a reservoir of references that interest you”

“Open your eyes and be ready to start seeing architecture in every corner of your life and the world that surrounds you”

“Be openminded to accept unexpected ways of learning, working, and designing”

“Walk as much as possible, enough to know your neighborhood, your district, your city, your country, your region. Take the long way home” “Your first idea is never your best idea. Don’t be afraid to take one step back before moving two steps forward”

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‘Inside Out Japan’ Carmen Torres and Pau Sarquella

‘Learning from China’ Natalia Vera Vigaray and Patxi Martin

Every year, INDA students take trips abroad to experience architecture in other cultural and historical contexts as well as participate in workshops with universities outside of Thailand. The Experiencing Architecture and International Workshop courses allow the students to gain a greater understanding of the influence and meaning of architecture and the built environment around the world. This year our students visited Berlin, Japan, China, Yangon, Taiwan, California, and New York.

Boonyavee Sureephong Chanon Viroonchan Chutikarn Kaewudom Kandanai Sudsanguan Mesiya Hiransiriswad Nichapha Lumpikanont Palika Nitisiri Panassaya Waenkaew Phurichya Jirayutat Phurin Jungteerapanich Piriyakorn Tamthong Saruta Sookparkob Sasivimol Kraisornkhaisri Suppanut Tantraporn Thakolkiat Manorotkul Yutthapong Charoendee

Apitchaya Inswang Choomcherd Viparat Isara Kesaranond Krissada Laohongkiat Luksika Pratumtin Napas Simarangsun Natnicha Opasserepadung Navapol Montong Paweenda Patarathamaporn Peera Tayanukorn Punnathorn Phuwichit Sasina Nakmontanakum Sasipat Tarinamornpong Warut Im-erb Wirunchana Rawkwansatith

COORDINATOR Yarinda Bunnag

‘Sonic Spaces - Sound and Architecture in Berlin and Hamburg’ Will Hulbert Apisada Hanbunjerd Boontita Boonsusakul Chidapa Kongsuphol Nana Boonorm Nicharee Sammapan Palida Emwattana Pattharaprapa Thongprasert Prae Lertprasertkul Satida Adsavakulchai Suchat Telavanich Supanat Chaiyanopakul Thanakorn Phonthanakornkul

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP STUDENT LIST ‘Landing’ Gian Maria Socci and Rebecca van Beeck Chansokhan Nuon Chinnapat Asavabenya Chularach Engchanil Chutimon Suetragulwong Kongphob Amornpatarasin Natdanai Wareerinsiri Pakjira Itthisang Panchaya Sonkom Pollakrit Naimee Praewa Keereewan Ramita Yibmontasiri Ranchana Rungwatanawong Sakaokaew Jindawitchu Santhila Chanoknamchai Sasipa Punkasem Tanaboon Kittisrikangwan Thanapond Namnanthasith Thanjira Vimonanupong Thatsama Leeumnadwong Yuka Sato

‘ASEAN Dual-City Joint Workshop’ Antoine Lassus Kittimont Kookasemkij Pancharee Rujiraarporn


‘Playscape’ Payap Pakdeelao Hathairat Kangval Ksidij Olarmlarp Nichakarn Vichitpunt Noppanut Bovornratanavech Nunthikorn Satirachat Phannita Jiravatsatith Ruchchapa Jaochakarasiri Sarida Thanakarnjanasuth

‘Renewable Molds at the Consortium for Research and Robotics’ Patrick Donbeck Ananya Lappanichpoonpon Kantima Saetung Nattakitta Chuasiriphattana Onjira Mahitthafongkul Sitanan Teeracharoenchai Swita Uancharoenkul Vedant Urumkar


‘This expedition aimed to change points of view, inquire about what we’ve accepted as common, and allow our minds to accept the possibility that things can be different as we are used to’

Instructors : Carmen Torres Pau Sarquella INSIDE OUT JAPAN does not focus on a particular typology, style of architecture, period of time, or location, but rather examines a transversal view of the country. To avoid the dizziness of information overload, we focused the research on a specific type of space, which can be found in all visited sites--the boundary space.

Inside Out Japan

‘allow our minds to accept the possibility that things can be different from that which we are accustomed’

After a selection of specific spaces, meticulous observation, and reconstruction through digital models, the group created a common catalog featuring gates and gardens, front, back, and side doors, engawas or “in-betweens,” windows, balconies, and terraces.


These boundary spaces are related to beliefs, traditions, habits, social protocols, privacy and exposure, behavior, climate, seasons, technology, logistics, security, material availability, and local knowhow. They can be found in multiple forms and types, from vernacular constructions to the speculative proposals of the metabolists and the most contemporary projects. This topic is especially relevant for its close relation to human scale and for its everyday nature. So common, so domestic, so publicly exposed, and intimately experienced, these hinge spaces are above all mechanisms of interaction.

The expedition aims to change points of view, inquire about what we’ve accepted as common, and allow our minds to accept the possibility that things can be different from that which we are accustomed. A curated (and sometimes purposefully) excessive list of sites to visit allows the group to continually compile references and experiences that can later be used in the design process.


Sonic Spaces – Sound and Architecture in Berlin and Hamburg Instructor : Will Hulbert The interaction between sound and architecture was the leitmotif to our 2018 research trip to Berlin and Hamburg. Students were asked to perceive the significance of sound (or silence) to their experiences, feelings, and memories of spaces and to begin to understand what Peter Zumthor calls the “sound of a place.” In Berlin, a workshop organized by the Holocaust Memorial provided a deeply emotive and soul-searching experience as students were encouraged to question how to appropriately honor victims of discriminatory regimes. Students visited Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum and its “Memory Void,” walking over the heavy iron faces strewn across the floor of Menashe Kadishman’s “Fallen Leaves” installation and listening to the clanking and grinding iron plates as they echoed through the tall empty space. Hamburg is a city in flux. The shipping industry has relocated to an expansive new container port at Altenwerder to the south of the Elbe, and the historic inner city harbour district is in a process of urban regeneration, crowned by the beacon-like new Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron. Global shipping remains omnipresent, and students delighted in the spectacle of the Elbe Jazz Festival - staged in the Blohm & Voss shipyard against a backdrop of towering cranes, vast ships, and bellowing foghorns.

‘a deeply emotive and soul searching experience’

As a record of the trip, students prepared an “Experiential Panel” or cognitive map, capturing memorable elements that differentiated the places they visited. Students accompanied this map with a music track digitally sampled from field recordings--an “audio memory” capturing the unique sounds of the place.


Learning from China

Instructors : Patxi Martin Natalia Vera Vigaray Learning from China is a journey that invites students to explore the rapid evolution of the principal Chinese mega-cities. Over the last three decades, and after centuries of isolation, China has experienced an unprecedented change largely due to the economic reforms of 1978. Chinese cities have been radically transformed by the development of a worldwide manufacturing economy, sometimes preserving traces of their ancient culture and traditions.

This program offers a journey through three cities that demonstrate this vertiginous evolution in different ways; Beijing, as a main cultural and institutional capital; Shanghai, as a cosmopolitan and wealthy center; and Shenzhen as a huge manufacturing hub. The trip proposes a methodology that includes urban exploration and documentation as primary tasks. Students are required to construct an analytical narrative of their entire journey with a single-use disposable camera and a limit of only twenty-seven analog photographs.


‘radically transformed by the development of a worldwide manufacturing economy’

Landing Instructors : Gian Maria Socci Rebecca van Beeck Collaborators: Danny Wills Kyle May Julia van den Hout Hello Wood Stiffen Thee (Lucas & Martin Francis Hitch)

The2vvo Kylie White Kanchan Richardson Sean Gaffney Christina Nguyen Willis Nolyn Bigelow

In the summer of 2018, students from INDA joined forces with students and faculty from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) to explore the high desert of Morongo Valley, California, as part of an international workshop entitled “Landing.” A multidisciplinary group of invited architects, artists, and engineers worked with students in designing and building exploratory projects and installations that were ground-zero for revealing, harnessing, and amplifying the elemental potentials of the site. Projects ranged from large constructed base stations for observing the surrounding landscape, to artist-led installations focusing on aspects of geology, wind, and water.

‘a combination of analog and digital surveying methods’

Additional lectures, tutorials, and performative field-recordings dealt with ephemeral aspects of place, such as sound, energy, and atmosphere. Through a series of curated exercises, students were trained in a combination of analog and digital surveying methods, environmental sensing technologies, hands-on building tools, and collaborative virtual design devices.


ASEAN Dual-City Joint Workshop Instructor : Antoine Lassus

The ASEAN dual‐city joint workshop is a four-year collaboration from 2017-2020 with partner institutions in Southeast Asia. The second year of the workshop is in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop is partly funded under the “Re‐Inventing Japan Project” which supports collaborations among universities in Asia. As a co-hosting institution, Meiji University is collaborating with seven partner schools in

six ASEAN countries including Yangon Technological University (co‐host institution), Chulalongkorn University (co‐host institution), Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, the Royal University of Fine Arts, the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, the National University of Singapore, and the National University of Laos. Students are asked to develop strategies at various scales--the international and national scale, the regional and city scale, and the local scale.

‘projects that are tangible at the local scale and articulate design challenges and problems’

While developing a vision and a strategic framework at the larger scale, students must focus on projects that are tangible at the local scale and articulate design challenges and problems. Students work in small mixed international groups that explore architecture, planning, project development, sociology, politics, and other fields.


Playscape Instructor : Payap Pakdeelao

This past summer, eight third-year INDA students participated in a series of international design workshops in Taiwan. The programs were developed in collaboration with Professor Mengting Tsai at the department of architecture of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taipei, Professor Wang Mingxian, Tunghai University Taichung, and Professor Chen Qiren, National University of Kaohsiung.

At the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, students collaborated with Taiwanese undergraduate and graduate students in architecture, forestry, and engineering to propose a timber structure that spans forty meters. The results were rich and daring in their multidisciplinary approach to architecture, design, and engineering. In Taichung, students participated in an urban redevelopment design charrette

‘daring in their multidisciplinary approach’

for the Taichung Old Town organized by Tunghai City Research Unit and local architects. Professor Wang presented a lecture on the culture of timber architecture in Taiwan and invited students to visit his studio where students interacted with young Taiwanese architects and learned about traditional and contemporary timber construction. At Tunghai University, students were asked to use their newly acquired skills and knowledge of Taiwanese culture, tradition, and design to examine the planning and architecture of the campus and to analyze the innovative tectonics employed in the design of the architecture. The workshops culminated in Kaohsiung where students visited the construction sites of newly-developed mega projects on the Lovebay waterfront and imagined an additional building to complete its redevelopment.


Renewable molds at the Consortium for Research and Robotics Instructor: Patrick Donbeck This workshop is an opportunity for students to gain exposure and experience working with the largest industrial robot in New York City at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture’s dedicated robotics facility in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The workshop introduces students to the digital workflows associated with robotic fabrication as they enter into the prototyping loop of an ongoing project in material and production research with Pratt Faculty at The Consortium for Research and Robotics. Over the course of two weeks, students participate in the generation of g-code, the development of tools, the design of patterns, and the casting of substrates in the production of architectural panels.

‘a never-ending supply of formable substrate with zero waste’


The Consortium is researching renewable molds and robotic casting onto shaped sand terrains. Researchers use the 6700 robot to carve or draw into a 4′ x 8′ bed of granular sand material to make complex geometric patterned landscapes. A temporary binder is sprayed on the sand to harden it so materials can be cast on to it. The binder under development is highly evaporative so that once a cast tile hardens, it can be removed and the sand can be sifted and used over and over again, producing a never-ending supply of formable substrate with zero waste.




YEAR 2 SEMSTER 1 Design 3 situates design and the institute v ​ is-à-vis keynote architectural projects with educational programs as the subjects of investigation on the basis of both their architectural language and their applied pedagogical methodologies. Through the course of three phases, students defined each precedent project’s didactic DNA, created games that explore deep learning strategies suited to the institution, and proposed twin proposals which strategically deviate from their case study projects through the means of architecturally facilitated learning. For more information and student projects, visit:

YEAR 2 (2016-2020) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Ananya Lappanichpoonpon Apitchaya Inswang Arina Hiriwiriyakun Artima Srisuksai Bhuvarin Thaveetermsakul Boontita Boonsusakul Buncharin Eua-arporn Chanarop Phothisit Chanon Viroonchan Chommalee Durongpisitkul Chutikarn Kaewudom Jidapa Srimachand Jirayu Ariyadilak Kanchaporn Kieatkhajornrit Kandanai Sudsanguan KaninOr Suthamanuswong Kantima Saetung (1) Kittimont Kookasemkij Kritnara Kroongjit (2) Lalipat Sirirat Luksika Pratumtin Marisa Rosam Mesiya Hiransiriswad Nana Boonorm Nanna Thaiboonruang (3) Napatsorn Mongkoldet Nattakitta Chuasiriphattana (4-5) Nattawat Tangthanakitroj Nithikorn Seangkeaw Nutthida Tantivanich Onjira Mahitthafongkul Pakjira Itthisang Palida Emwattana Palin Singhasirithum Panas Saengvanich Pancharee Rujiraarporn Panchaya Sonkom (6) Pasinee Kerdpongvanich (7) Passakorn Suwanggool

Patr Vacharanukulkiet Pattharaprapa Thongprasert Phatchanon Varanukulsak (8) Phurin Jungteerapanich (9) Pimboon Wongmesak (10) Pimtawan Kaopatumtip Piriyakorn Tamthong (11) Pisitt Sae-tan Pittaya Thamma Praewa Keereewan Prin Tumsatan Proudwarin Phannachet Punnathorn Phuwichit Raewadee Lamlertsuk Ramita Yibmontasiri Rujirada Juthasantikul Sahasrungsri Wajchathon Sakdipat Yachaima Sakdithat Pitakkotchakorn Sasina Nakmontanakum (12) Sasivimol Kraisornkhaisri Sitanan Teeracharoenchai (13) Sitavee Veravit Sujira Burapanakan Supanat Chaiyanopakul Supatsorn Boontumma Suppanut Tantraporn Takrit Mekpanuwat Tanatsorn Sriarj Tanpasorn Chinda-udom Tanyaluck Kittithirapong Thakolkiat Manorotkul Thanapat Itvarakorn Thanjira Vimonanupong (14) Thunda Rerkpaisan (15) Tossaporn Sarochsuwan Vich Vichyastit Wirunchana Rawkwansatith Yutthapong Charoendee

INSTRUCTOR LIST Patrick Donbeck (coordinator) Carmen Torres Narit Paranulaksa Nuno Sousa Pau Sarquella Payap Pakdeelao Peter Fisher Pratana Klieopatinon Thomas Lozada Yarinda Bunnag



Academic Excellence Award Student : Kanchaporn Kieatkhajornrit Instructor : Pau Sarquella

An open-ended toy or game can educate through a developmentally appropriate hands-on experience. The objective of the game is to transfer water from the starting point to the finishing point. The player needs to design his/her own water channel by using the prepared pieces of structure. Water will be measured at the end of the game to determine a winner or set a record; therefore, the players require basic skills of calculation, experimentation, and creativity.


‘The Coasis,’ a combination of “co” (joint, mutual, common) and “oasis” (a fertile spot in a desert where water is found), is a co-working space and a local water source adjacent to the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University in Ahmedabad, India by BV Doshi.

Section drawings through the site indicate the project’s relationship to rising and falling water levels






















Architectural Design 1 leverages a biological framework for businesses and their corresponding identities where the genes, norms, and memes of business help speculate which tangential species exist (in material and program) from the departure point of pre-existing business models. Within a cultural context of contemporary business futures (for example, innovation, enterprise, rebranding, research and development, flagship endeavors, philanthropy, cyber crime, trials, experiments, spin-offs, collaborations, etc.), this semester looks into the cultural unit of the meme and its potential relationship to a unit of architecture. The concept of the meme, as a fusion of types and techniques, injects cultural content into a material-based design and experimentation studio driven by brand genetics. For more information and student projects, visit:

YEAR 2 (2016-2020) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Ananya Lappanichpoonpon Apitchaya Inswang Arina Hiriwiriyakun (1) Artima Srisuksai Bhuvarin Thaveetermsakul Boontita Boonsusakul Buncharin Eua-arporn Chanarop Phothisit Chanon Viroonchan Chommalee Durongpisitkul Chutikarn Kaewudom Jidapa Srimachand Jirayu Ariyadilak Kanchaporn Kieatkhajornrit Kandanai Sudsanguan KaninOr Suthamanuswong Kantima Saetung Kittimont Kookasemkij Kritnara Kroongjit (2) Lalipat Sirirat Luksika Pratumtin (3) Marisa Rosam Mesiya Hiransiriswad Nana Boonorm Nanna Thaiboonruang Napatsorn Mongkoldet Nattakitta Chuasiriphattana Nattawat Tangthanakitroj Nithikorn Seangkeaw Nutthida Tantivanich Onjira Mahitthafongkul Pakjira Itthisang Palida Emwattana Palin Singhasirithum Panas Saengvanich (4) Pancharee Rujiraarporn Panchaya Sonkom Pasinee Kerdpongvanich (5) Passakorn Suwanggool

Patr Vacharanukulkiet Pattharaprapa Thongprasert Phatchanon Varanukulsak (6) Phurin Jungteerapanich Pimboon Wongmesak Pimtawan Kaopatumtip Piriyakorn Tamthong Pisitt Sae-tan Pittaya Thamma (7-9) Praewa Keereewan Prin Tumsatan Proudwarin Phannachet Punnathorn Phuwichit (10) Raewadee Lamlertsuk Ramita Yibmontasiri (11) Rujirada Juthasantikul Sahasrungsri Wajchathon Sakdipat Yachaima Sakdithat Pitakkotchakorn Sasina Nakmontanakum (12) Sasivimol Kraisornkhaisri Sitanan Teeracharoenchai (13) Sitavee Veravit Sujira Burapanakan Supanat Chaiyanopakul Supatsorn Boontumma Suppanut Tantraporn Takrit Mekpanuwat Tanatsorn Sriarj Tanpasorn Chinda-udom Tanyaluck Kittithirapong (14) Thakolkiat Manorotkul Thanapat Itvarakorn Thanjira Vimonanupong Thunda Rerkpaisan Tossaporn Sarochsuwan Vich Vichyastit Wirunchana Rawkwansatith Yutthapong Charoendee

INSTRUCTOR LIST Patrick Donbeck (coordinator) Carmen Torres Patxi Martin Pau Sarquella Payap Pakdeelao Peter Fisher Pratana Klieopatinon Rebecca van Beeck Thomas Lozada Yarinda Bunnag



Academic Excellence Award Student : Lalipat Sirirat Instructor : Carmen Torres

The project is a combination of multiple brands that are mostly related to the food industry. Just (For All) is a food development company that uses science to create “eggless eggs” made from plants instead of chickens. They have developed a substance that actually has the same taste, texture, and “experience” of a real egg. Pressed Juicery is a beverage company that emphasizes the freshness and the integrity of their products. Owens Illinois, the world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer, focuses on the transparency of its products and the honesty of its processes. The companies haven’t been completely honest, though. For example, Just (For All) was involved in a scandal in which they sent their workers out to buy their own products and increase sales.


The last phase of the project attempts to solve this problem by finding another way to increase sales without scandal. By referencing three molecular gastronomy processes--gelification, emulsification, and spherification-the project creates a theatrical experience restaurant to attract customers. The building simulates these processes in its spaces, creating an unforgettable experience for visitors. The keywords of “trust” and “transparency” have also been represented in this restaurant by allowing customers to walk past a dome full of transparent cooking spaces so they can see all of the processes.

















Fundamentals Of Structural Design Panchaya Sonkom, Ramita Yibmontasiri, Pakjira Itthisang

Instructors : Scott Drake Will Hulbert Antoine Lassus Thomas Lozada Martin Schoch Gian Maria Socci Pannasan Sombuntham Wisarut Wattanachote

Kanchaporn Kieatkhajornrit, Rujirada Juthasantikul, Proudwarin Phannachet, Kritnara Kroongjit

Fundamentals of structural design introduces students to basic principles of structure, construction, and environmental technologies in buildings, and their implications for architectural design. The course covers the materials used for building, their processing, transport, and assembly, and how their physical properties affect structural and environmental performance. Students also learn about building loads, types of structures, and the relationship between structure and building form. The main project of the semester requires students to synthesize their knowledge of structural systems, materials, aesthetics, and ergonomics to design a bus shelter.


History and Theory of Architecture Kritnara Kroongjit

Coordinator : Peter Fisher Examining and interpreting the languages of architecture and those that have shaped the world is crucial to the development and shaping of our own design languages. It is only through the survey of these architectural languages in history that we appreciate and value what buildings say today. The ways in which languages have been modified, edited, and reshaped to morph and change into new distinct expressions is similar to the process in which DNA modifies and reconstitutes over generations in families and societies.

Vich Vichyastit

The History and Theory of Architecture program aims to introduce students to these strands and patterns of historic architectural languages. Over time, these didactic languages are transferred through the copying, reviving, and modifying of styles, through the practice of architecture, and through mentoring generations of architects and designers. In the Design III program, students are asked to examine this language in a selected educational building as a case study. These buildings represent and articulate some of the core DNA of these architectural languages and their conveyance of institutional identity.

Kittimont Kookasemkij



DESIGN-BUILD In Design-Build projects, students will work in a group under the guidance of an instructor on a small scale built project. Examples include a piece of furniture for a public space, a gallery or retail installation, a small shelter, a food cart, an internal screen wall or ceiling, or other built objects. The intention is for students to observe and take part in all phases of the process from design through fabrication, including concept and sketch design, design development and documentation, procurement of materials, and on-site fabrication or assembly. The projects allow students to experience the process of transforming ideas into physical objects and to gain hands-on experience in forming and assembling materials. Considerations include cost and availability of materials, environmental impact, fabrication techniques, structural integrity, ergonomics, durability, and longevity. Where possible, the constructed objects should be available for public observation or use, either within the Chulalongkorn campus or elsewhere in Bangkok.


‘Spectrum’ Thomas Lozada Ananya Lappanichpoonpon Arina Hiriwiriyakun Chommalee Durongpisitkul Kittimont Kookasemkij Kritnara Kroongjit Nanna Thaiboonruang Palida Emwattana Pancharee Rujiraarporn Pasinee Kerdpongvanich Pattharaprapa Thongprasert Rujirada Juthasantikul Thunda Rerkpaisan

‘BKK Domestic Tastes’ Alicia Lazzaroni and Antonio Bernacchi Kanchaporn Kieatkhajornrit KaninOr Suthamanuswong Lalipat Sirirat Marisa Rosam Napatsorn Mongkoldet Nutthida Tantivanich Pakjira Itthisang Panchaya Sonkom Patr Vacharanukulkiet Pimboon Wongmesak Pimtawan Kaopatumtip Pittaya Thamma Praewa Keereewan Proudwarin Phannachet Raewadee Lamlertsuk Ramita Yibmontasiri Sasina Nakmontanakum Takrit Mekpanuwat Thakolkiat Manorotkul Thanjira Vimonanupong Tossaporn Sarochsuwan

‘INDA Lab at Samyan’ Patrick Donbeck and Patxi Martin Apitchaya Inswang Bhuvarin Thaveetermsakul Buncharin Eua-arporn Chanarop Phothisit Chanon Viroonchan Jidapa Srimachand Kandanai Sudsanguan Kantima Saetung Luksika Pratumtin Napatsorn Mongkoldet Onjira Mahitthafongkul Palin Singhasirithum Passakorn Suwanggool Pimtawan Kaopatumtip Pisitt Sae-Tan Punathorn Phuwichit Sahasrungsri Wajchathon Sakdipat Yachaima Sitavee Veravit Sujira Burapanakan Yutthapong Charoendee


‘Designing Informality: Inhabitable Chariots for Daily Rituals’ Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri Artima Srisuksai Boontita Boonsusakul Jirayu Ariyadilak Nana Boonorm Nattakitta Chuasiriphattana Nattawat Tangthanakitroj Nithikorn Seangkeaw Phatchanon Varanukulsak Phurin Jungteerapanich Piriyakorn Tamthong Prin Tumsatan Sasivimol Kraisornkhaisri Sitanan Teeracharoenchai Suppanut Tantraporn Tanatsorn Sriarj Tanyaluck Kittithirapong Tatchai Kitcharoenwong Thanapat Itvarakorn Vich Vichyastit

‘Baan Kru Euah Music Museum’ Kanwipa Methanuntakul Chutikarn Kaewudom Klasilp Ladalalitsakun Mesiya Hiransiriswad Panas Saengvanich Sakdithat Pitakkotchakorn Supanat Chaiyanopakul Supatsorn Boontumma Tanpasorn Chinda-udom Wirunchana Rawkwansatith


Bangkok Design Week 2018, an annual event organized by the Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) invited the Thai creative community to share fresh and insightful visions of Bangkok with experimental design projects.

Spectrum Instructor : Thomas Lozada Assistant : Pitchayasukarn Prasertsri Manufacturing : Studio KE.TH

“Spectrum” is a design-build workshop that proposes an alternative application for plastic bags and examines the architectural properties of the material including color, light transmission, elasticity, and durability. Exploring the concept of “upcycled” materials, students have collected over 500 colored plastic bags, flattened them, and fused them together to generate a cladding surface that includes specially-fabricated segments with a double curvature.

‘Exploring the concept of upcycled materials’

The continuously-morphing pavilion structure consists of twenty-six powder-coated steel tube frames that provide different seating configurations, while its modular components and simple construction joints allow for easy assembly and disassembly to facilitate flexible reuse for future events. In fact, it was originally built at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) but was later reconstructed as part of MUI Fest 2018 on the island of Koh Samui.

BKK Domestic Tastes Instructors : Alicia Lazzaroni Antonio Bernacchi Assistants : Dew Panichakan Mekamp Kitwirat Euangaraya Sangpradab ‘Bangkok Domestic Tastes: a Tailored Speculation’ is a ‘tapestry’ that reflects on the promotion and marketing strategies of the real estate market in Bangkok through playful narrative techniques. Developed in a workshop with second-year students, it represents nine existing neighborhoods, aiming to reflect on the ‘lifestyle’ that each condo constructs, promotes, and sells. It highlights a disconnect between the standardized physical products, the built apartments, and their immaterial counterparts--the variegated lifestyles described in explicit and catchy advertising. The graphic realization is inspired by the representation techniques, color palettes, and compositions of traditional Thai mural paintings, including hybridizations of typical urban animals, recalling the iconography of folkloric mythological creatures. The artwork has been modeled in 3D, transposed into an elevation oblique drawing, colored and blended in vector graphic software, and later printed on cotton canvas with the addition of CNC embroidered elements. This allows for the inclusion of materials and colors that are important in a Thai context, like gold and other textiles.

‘a critical yet playful journey through the city’

‘Bangkok Domestic Tastes: a Tailored Speculation’ presents a critical yet playful journey through the city, while reflecting on how some of its important components evolve and shape its life patterns. The tapestry has been exhibited in the exhibition ‘999 Questions on Contemporary Living’, at La Triennale di Milano, it has won the drawing competition ‘The Island: Between Utopia and Metaphor for Reality’ by Library and Desplans gallery, and it has been published in MONU 29 ‘Narrative Urbanism.’


INDA Lab at Samyan Instructors : Patrick Donbeck Patxi Martin

As part of INDA’s occupation of its building in Samyan, we wish to involve students in the development of the existing facilities at the satellite faculty to substantiate Samyan as a maker space and a formidable resource for design production and exhibition at INDA. The project for the INDA Lab includes the renovation of old and new workrooms, the procurement, production, installation, and storage of tools, and the creation of a training program and new exhibition facilities.


Designing Informality: Inhabitable Chariots For Daily Rituals Instructors : Sabrina Morreale Lorenzo Perri

Bangkok streets are lined with ubiquitous stalls, makeshift kitchens, and a large variety of temporary structures selling food, clothes, and electronic gadgets. This urban condition represents the continuation of a long-standing tradition of informal trade within the community. In such a context, informality is an effective response to preconceived societal structures and an instrument to reorganize politically and formally imposed conditions. It is rooted in people’s daily lives, producing its own social, economic, and cultural sphere, manifested through symbolically charged objects and mundane rituals. This workshop expresses informality as an architectural device through the construction of an inhabitable chariot--a hybrid between a market stall and a religious baldaquin.

‘a hybrid between a market stall and a religious baldaquin’

Researching what the markets already offer, sell, and display, the students organize the goods without misrepresenting their informality and spontaneity. The chariot produces a spatial scaffolding that challenges the relationship between the actors that inhabit it--sellers, monks, musicians, and pedestrians. Through a series of designed rituals and informal gatherings, students highlight the mutual influence between people’s behaviors and designed elements. Students learn about the construction of movable structures, particularly the artisanal crafting of specific ornamental and functional components, to understand the connection between aesthetics, mechanisms, and spontaneous reactions.


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II YEAR 3 SEMSTER 1 FOLKROOMS There are many reasons why alien-designed, massproduced, and pre-packaged housing proposals fail. Conventional, functionalist houses are just another side of our global system, which considers a universal standard of housing to be appropriate in all situations and environments. Usually, this standard is simply a response to a dominant culture and context, resulting in an imposition of incompatible lifestyles generated by over-simplification and local cultural appropriation. People’s collective imaginations have become less diverse and aspirational, and many architects still rely on a very confined system of references, values, and objectives. Why should we study vernacular and endemic dwellings? What should we learn from these unique, yet extremely normal housing typologies? Our homes are the very core of our social and cultural conventions, the place in which all our personal and social desires are shaped and take form. They are generally the biggest economic investment of our lifetimes, and they are much more than the site they occupy, the materials from which they are made, and the techniques employed in their construction. A dwelling is a stage in which our lives are enacted and a shelter in which the rituals of our daily schedule are performed. Vernacular and endemic dwellings are complex typologies emerging from the interaction of many aspects essential to a specific society like territory, climate, social structure, living patterns, local economies and skills, availability of resources, local beliefs, tastes, symbology, etc. In every dwelling, these aspects are clearly present in its process of construction, its organization of space, its performance, its technical details, and its aesthetic repertoires. This knowledge seems extremely urgent to assist in the creation of appropriate living conditions, as cultures worldwide strive to meet increasing housing demand in the future. Consideration of such a wide variety of interrelated facets and variables is one of the main pedagogical objectives of the third-year design studio, which shifts the students’ mindset to a "full world paradigm" and expands their understanding of architecture (and, in particular, dwelling) beyond the pure notion of "building," toward something that is part of a larger social, economic, and environmental scope. Students are requested to reinterpret and translate their chosen typologies to our contemporary conditions, updating technical and performative aspects, understanding specific environmental wisdom, embracing popular aesthetics, proposing contemporary technical performance, and engaging social living patterns.


YEAR 3 (2015-2019) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Achiraya Sangpaiboon Akarpint Chomphooteep (1) Alena Triratanakitikul Atitep Rungkeeratikul Auraya French Bunyanut Kemmonta Camilla Bjorcklund Chadaporn Sompolpong Chanai Chaitaneeyachat Chanin Homdee (2) Chanon Sutharoj (3) Chansokhan Nuon Chanya Sukhumcharoenchit Chit Su Yi Win Chonnikan Suwantawit Chularach Engchanil Chutimon Suetragulwong Daria Dmitrieva Dhataroth Chaiwarasilpa Hathairat Kangval Huiji Yang Isaya Kitcharoen Ishita Akther Kan Vajaranant Kimseng Ouk Kittipon Sanitwong na Ayuthaya Kongphob Amornpatarasin Ksidij Olarnlarp Kunpriya Khamkhane Lalita Phatthanachaisuksiri Lisa Kamolkornpannatat Luxsamon Niramitsrichai Maethavee Padungsakdisin Monica Jantawee Naipaporn Buppa (4) Napassorn Charoentra Napatr Pornvisawaraksakul Nari Kim Natcha Kikhoontod Natchaluck Radomsittipat Natchapongtorn Gaesornsuwan Natdanai Wareerinsiri Nathnicha Nimitmongkol Nattachomporn Supaprutsakul Nattha Dhamabutra Natthanan Surachartkumthornkul Natthida Mongkonsiri Nichakarn Vichitpunt Nithit Chompatana Noppanut Bovornratanavech

Norapat Lumdubwong Nunthikorn Satirachat Nutnicha Attawutinun Nuttcha Paopahon Palakorn Guagulpipat Palita Tungjaroen Panat Triwattana Panisa Kleosakul Panyanus Jansomwong Parisorn Itsarapanich Pattarawan Rungrattawatchai (5) Phannarath Siritantipat Phannita Jiravatsatith Phaphavee Sriapha Pluem Pongpisal Pongtrust Patcharapond (6) Poom Permphanworawat Popploy Julpongsathorn Pornnapath Khampiranon Pornphat Bejrananda Porntawan Suppakornwiwat Prompruit Snitwongse na Ayudhya (7) Proud Danpoe (8) Ranchana Rungwatanawong Rasa Shirdel Rasita Choonhaprasert Ruchchapa Jaochakarasiri (9) Sakdipat Chitsawaengsrap Santasak Apasuthirat Sapanya Patrathiranond Sarida Thanakarnjanasuth Sarisa Chaiwongkiat Saruta Yupuang Seung-a Song Shompoonuth Kumpakdee Shwe Yi Nwe Oo Sisilpa Srisukson Sita Hirunjit Supavitch Kugasemrat Supichaya Kosalanantakul Tanaboon Kittisrikangwan Thanakarn Srathongin Thanapon Harnpattanapanich Thanatcha Pojthaveekiat Vedant Tushar Urumkar (10) Wasutop Viriyasuebpong (11) Woraphan Jampachaisri Yada Chatavaraha Yamin Kosittanakiat (12)

INSTRUCTOR LIST Alicia Lazzaroni (coordinator) Antonio Bernacchi Blanca Garcia Gardelegui Carmen Torres Gian Maria Socci Nuno Sousa Patrick Donbeck Pau Sarquella Payap Pakdeelao Scott Drake Thomas Lozada Tijn van de Wijdeven


Academic Excellence Award Student : Daria Dmitrieva Instructor : Antonio Bernacchi

Based on the research of the Uros tribe of Lake Titicaca, the project re-appropriates the traditional use of totora reed, reflects on the inevitable impermanence of the structure, and questions the role of the architect. This project is both structure and festival with a large steel and rope structure and grid ‘ceiling.’ People are given flexible reed walls with wire mesh to create a virtually infinite number of components - tents, walls, dividers, doors, etc. Attached to a grid, they make both individual and communal spaces. Only structural span limitations and utility cores of water and electricity (points of attraction) ‘suggest’ the arrangement of the dwellings.















ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III YEAR 3 SEMSTER 2 URBAN BREEDS During the second semester, students are asked to reflect on a large variety of properties, generally embedded in natural landscapes and organisms, to design collective urban breeds that can be defined as artificially natural environments deeply related to temporal factors in the context of Bangkok. Questioning the hygienist mannerism of clean, composed, controlled, finished, brand-new spaces, we decided to learn from the dirty, smelly, touched, everchanging, heterogeneous, and unexpectedly natural environments that already exist, restoring a real connection between society and nature. New kinds of imaginaries, materialities, and performances are needed to ultimately propose and support a new idea of beauty. Following the critical trajectory started in the first semester, we kept challenging the modernist aesthetic preferences that have often forced architecture to simplify real environmental challenges in order to achieve an elegant, clean, and composed formal result. The effect of this simplification has been an architecture focused on its own aesthetic, preferring the logic of coherence rather than the logic of necessity, isolating itself from both nature (flora, fauna, and local resources) and society (people’s needs and tastes). In order to reconnect architecture with both worlds, a double strategy was proposed. Connecting with Nature: during the design process, we imported a selection of qualities from nature to be incorporated as core values in our proposals. We used both biomimetic and biophilic strategies to learn about the innovative technical aspects as well as the psychological effects of nature. Conditions like flourishing, growing, breathing, storing, self-organizing, self-protecting, adapting, and mutating helped to define the main characteristics of students projects, in both technical and experiential domains. Through the exploration of these natural conditions, projects weren’t considered as permanent objects, unchangeable through the flow of time, but as living beings, devices with a differential obsolescence, approaching a relationship with time that could define their management, transformation processes, growth, and, eventually, decay. Connecting with Society: Students were also asked to design architectural devices that bring people together. The public acts that were studied didn’t coincide with very singular and special moments (rituals), but with all ranges of everyday life routines. Students examined how, from those typical activities, new collective spaces could arise, based on collaboration, interaction, and interchange among different agents. Alternative, renewed, exciting structures of publicity could be developed, starting with a deep understanding of everyday life. For more information and student projects, visit:


YEAR 3 (2015-2019) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Achiraya Sangpaiboon Akarpint Chomphooteep Alena Triratanakitikul Atitep Rungkeeratikul Auraya French Bunyanut Kemmonta Camilla Bjorcklund Chadaporn Sompolpong Chanai Chaitaneeyachat Chanin Homdee Chanon Sutharoj Chansokhan Nuon Chanya Sukhumcharoenchit Chit Su Yi Win Chonnikan Suwantawit Chularach Engchanil Chutimon Suetragulwong Daria Dmitrieva Dhataroth Chaiwarasilpa Hathairat Kangval Huiji Yang Isaya Kitcharoen Ishita Akther Kan Vajaranant Kimseng Ouk Kittipon Sanitwong na Ayuthaya Kongphob Amornpatarasin Ksidij Olarnlarp Kunpriya Khamkhane Lalita Phatthanachaisuksiri Lisa Kamolkornpannatat Luxsamon Niramitsrichai Maethavee Padungsakdisin Monica Jantawee Naipaporn Buppa Napassorn Charoentra Napatr Pornvisawaraksakul (1) Nari Kim (2) Natcha Kikhoontod Natchaluck Radomsittipat Natchapongtorn Gaesornsuwan Natdanai Wareerinsiri Nathnicha Nimitmongkol Nattachomporn Supaprutsakul Nattha Dhamabutra Natthanan Surachartkumthornkul Natthida Mongkonsiri Nichakarn Vichitpunt (3) Nithit Chompatana (4) Noppanut Bovornratanavech

Norapat Lumdubwong Nunthikorn Satirachat Nutnicha Attawutinun Nuttcha Paopahon Palakorn Guagulpipat Palita Tungjaroen Panat Triwattana Panisa Kleosakul Panyanus Jansomwong Parisorn Itsarapanich Pattarawan Rungrattawatchai (5) Phannarath Siritantipat Phannita Jiravatsatith Phaphavee Sriapha (6) Pluem Pongpisal Pongtrust Patcharapond (7) Poom Permphanworawat Popploy Julpongsathorn Pornnapath Khampiranon Pornphat Bejrananda (8) Porntawan Suppakornwiwat (9) Prompruit Snitwongse na Ayudhya Proud Danpoe Ranchana Rungwatanawong Rasa Shirdel Rasita Choonhaprasert Ruchchapa Jaochakarasiri Sakdipat Chitsawaengsrap Santasak Apasuthirat Sapanya Patrathiranond Sarida Thanakarnjanasuth Sarisa Chaiwongkiat Saruta Yupuang Seung-a Song Shompoonuth Kumpakdee Shwe Yi Nwe Oo Sisilpa Srisukson Sita Hirunjit Supavitch Kugasemrat Supichaya Kosalanantakul Tanaboon Kittisrikangwan Thanakarn Srathongin Thanapon Harnpattanapanich Thanatcha Pojthaveekiat Vedant Tushar Urumkar (10) Wasutop Viriyasuebpong (11) Woraphan Jampachaisri Yada Chatavaraha Yamin Kosittanakiat (12)

INSTRUCTOR LIST Alicia Lazzaroni (coordinator) Antonio Bernacchi Carmen Torres Gian Maria Socci Patrick Donbeck Patxi Martin Pau Sarquella Payap Pakdeelao Rebecca van Beeck Scott Drake Thomas Lozada Tijn van de Wijdeven


Academic Excellence Award Student : Shompoonuth Kumpakdee Instructor : Carmen Torres

Located in Talat Noi, an exclusive festival is set up to strengthen the sense of community, bringing back a daily source of entertainment, and preserving the culture by introducing a festival which will encourage community representation through materiality and performance. This festival is created to celebrate the rich history of the community with the intent to embrace not only the good parts, but also the bad and the ugly parts which would be portrayed through the cycles of materialization and performance. At the end of this magical three-month period, the festival reverts back to the community’s original state waiting to re-flourish again the following year, allowing new design possibilities with improved knowledge and better craftsmanship.


Located in a prime area alongside the Chao Phraya river, near the Hua Lamphong station and grown from the famous Yaowarat district, the Talat Noi historical Chinese community once flourished as the biggest second-hand auto-parts district in Bangkok. Today, Talat Noi has become a more calm and peaceful community, but it is still saturated with many small but historic buildings, embedding the qualities of a ‘real’ traditional Thai-Chinese community.

The device represents Talat Noi in two main aspects: its Chinese-heritage and its dominant material/commercial character (auto parts). It addresses the dormant period between festivals in Talat Noi and restores a sense of liveliness back into people’s daily routines. By using the bicycle, a mundane, cheap, and affordable mode of transportation which can weave into the small alleys of the area, the device creates a Chinese-Opera automata device by using the movements powered from the pedaling of the bicycle to make the sculpture on top come to life. The moving sculpture is created from scraps of metal and leftover materials from the festivals to create a daily source of entertainment for the community. The machine embraces the decay of fragile materials but uses vibrant, colorful paper to aid in the performance.














Nutnicha Attawutinun, Isaya Kitcharoen, Chadaporn Sompolpong, Phaphavee Sriapha, Nithit Chompatana, Ishita Akther


Architecture and Urbanism Coordinator : Gian Maria Socci Instructors : Chon Supawongse Natalia Vera Vigaray Supaporn Vithayathawornwong

This studio addresses urban quality beyond immediate problem-solving concerns, focusing on the potentials of a holistic understanding of limited areas rather than overreaching remedies. The course encourages students to take a critical position towards the production of public space in the predominantly deregulated dynamics of Bangkok’s urban development. The very definition of “public” is indeed questionable in this specific context. Inspired by the vision of contemporary urban geographers, students have analyzed the publicity of spaces in terms of accessibility, porosity, and diversity to preserve and increase spatial justice and social participation in communal place-making.

Ruchchapa Jaochakarasiri, Nichakarn Vichitpunt, Popploy Julpongsathorn, Panyanus Jansomwong, Ranchana Rungwatanawong, Kan Vajaranant

What is “common” in Bangkok? How do people come together? How can we make a space that people of different backgrounds can enjoy together? Students have addressed these complex topics through a series of typical urban drawings--figure-grounds, Nolli maps, and axonometrics--deepening their inquiry step-by-step to reveal hidden relations often influenced by chance, circumstance, individual desires, and subjective evaluations. Upon understanding the tension between top-down planning and spontaneous appropriation, students have proposed rulebased tactics to impact social, cultural, and economic dynamics, exploring alternative modes of reading and redefining space.

Sapanya Patrathiranond, Chansokhan Nuon, Pluem Pongpisal, Daria Dmitrieva, Yada Chatavaraha, Thanatcha Pojthaveekiat


Environmental Technology and Integrative Building Systems Design I + II

Dhataroth Chaiwarasilpa



Coordinator : Scott Drake


Slanted beam Bamboo Dia - 10cm


Ring beam Bamboo Dia - 10cm


Rope tie Lashing with rattan


Wooden dowel Dia - 4cm to fix joints of rope


Purlins Bamboo Dia - 8cm


Column Bundled Bamboo Dia - 10cm x7 Overall Dia - 30cm


Rafter Bamboo Dia - 10cm


Flooring Bamboo Dia - 4cm



Balustrade Bamboo Dia - 4cm Handrail Dia - 6cm 3


Flooring Bamboo Dia - 4cm With cork sheet finish (to prevent water to get inside)

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Purlins Bamboo Dia - 8cm Connected to ring beam Dia - 8 Joint 2


JIONT 4 6 3


Slanted beams Bamboo Dia - 10cm Connected to ring beam Dia - 10 Joint 1



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Purlins Bamboo Dia - 8cm Connected top purlins with rope connection






2.5 Rafters Bamboo Dia - 10cm Joint 2







Coping Wooven coconut leaves with timber framing (provide protection from rain




Impermeable fabric sheet 2.5m by 2m 6 sheets + Trapizoidal sheet 50cm by 25cm 5 sheets Treated Cane wood Dia - 5cm Acts as pivot for frame to rotate

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Instructors : Antoine Lassus Wisarut Wattanachote Thomas Lozada Pau Sarquella Gian Maria Socci Pannasan Sombuntham Martin Schoch

Cladding Bamboo Dia - 5cm rope tied to ring beam

Columns Bundled Bamboo Dia - 10 x7 Total Dia - 30cm (For increased strength)

Balustrade Bamboo Dia - 4cm Handrail Dia - 6cm

Window Ledge Bamboo Dia - 4cm



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13 Trapizoidal fabric


Rectangular fabric



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Framing Pivot, Cane wood, soked in water, bend then heated and cooled to keep the shape


V shaped bamboo bracing Dia - 6cm (to provide stability to the fixed frame)

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Impremeable frabric rectangular 2.5m by 2m White finish sewed ends to install in rod Timber cap to install fabric and lock the rod so the fabric sits in place


Figure 8 sewing techniqe of the rectangular and trapizoid fabric to seal it from water


Rope tied 2 bamboo rods Dia - 4cm and fixed with fabric


Coping woven coconut leave with timber framing to protect from rain



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Vedant Urumkar

In the first semester, students are required to develop a detailed study of the façade of the housing projects completed in their design studios including windows, balconies, and/ or shading systems. The aim is for students to gain a greater understanding of structure, construction, and environmental performance through a detailed examination of materials, connections, and construction sequence. Other considerations include installation, maintenance, weathering, and safety.

In the second semester, students learn the importance of environmental technology in architecture and the way various building systems act together to create habitable internal environments. The services project consists of a detailed study of the environmental technologies used in an existing work of architecture. Each student chooses a recently completed building and then uses various calculation methods to develop a three-dimensional model of the size and location of services such as elevators, fire stairs, air conditioning systems, fire services, and lighting. In this way, they learn about the impact of building services on overall architectural form and function.

Dhataroth Chaiwarasilpa



DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR COMMUNITIES In Design and Construction Projects for Communities, students work in a group under the guidance of an instructor on a small scale project intended for use by a local community. In this course, students gain handson experience in designing and fabricating an object or shelter, and they also engage in community consultation to determine an appropriate project scope and function. Communities served by such projects are typically deserving of assistance because of low income levels, social disadvantage, or an isolated or remote location. Projects undertaken for this course are typically small scale built structures, such as a library or amenities block, a book room for a local school, a small shelter for community meetings, or an installation for a public event. Students engage all aspects of the project from briefing to fabrication, including design, project management, documentation of community engagement, development of promotional materials for publication or fundraising, acquisition of sponsorship or donations, and organization of a community event to celebrate the completion of the project (opening ceremony).


Dum Yai School Pau Sarquella and Carmen Torres

‘Why Not?’ Tijn van de Wijdeven and Natalia Vera Vigaray

Chanai Chaitaneeyachat Chanin Homdee Napassorn Charoentra Natchaluck Radomsittipat Natchapongtorn Gaesornsuwan Natthida Mongkonsiri Noppanut Bovornratanavech Nutnicha Attawutinun Palakorn Guagulpipat Panat Triwattana Parisorn Itsarapanich Phannarath Siritantipat Phannita Jiravatsatith Pongtrust Patcharapond Pornphat Bejrananda Prompruit Snitwongse-na-Ayudhya Proud Danpoe Rasa Shirdel Thanakarn Srathongin Wasutop Viriyasuebpong Yada Chatavaraha

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Ban Hin Wua School Will Hulbert and Wisarut Wattanachote

‘Ban Bat’ Gian Maria Socci and Rebecca van Beeck

Achiraya Sangpaiboon Bunyanut Kemmonta Chansokhan Nuon Chanya Sukhumcharoenchit Chit Su Yi Win Hathairat Kangval Isaya Kitcharoen Kongphob Amornpatarasin Kunpriya Khamkhane Luxsamon Niramitsrichai Nunthikorn Satirachat Pattarawan Rungrattawatchai Puntawan Suppakornwiwat Rasita Choonhaprasert Sapanya Patrathiranond Saruta Yupuang Shompoonuth Kumpakdee Supichaya Kosalanantakul Tanaboon Kittisrikangwan Vedant Tushar Urumkar

Alena Limwattanayakorn Atitep Rungkeeratikul Chularach Engchanil Chutimon Suetragulwong Ishita Akther Lisa Kamolkornpannatat Natdanai Wareerinsiri Nathnicha Nimitmongkol Nattha Dhamabutra Palita Tungjaroen Panisa Kleosakul Panyanus Jansomwong Ranchana Rungwatanawong Sakdipat Chitsawaengsrap Santasak Apasuthirat Sarida Thanakarnjanasuth Shwe Yi Nwe Oo Sisilpa Srisukson Woraphan Jampachaisri Yamin Kosittanakiat

‘Playhouse’ Scott Drake Chonnikan Suwantawit Daria Dmitrieva Kimseng Ouk Kittipon Sanitwong na Ayuthaya Lalita Phatthanachaisuksiri Maethavee Padungsakdisin Monica Jantawee Naipaporn Buppa Nuttcha Paopahon Phaphavee Sriapha Pluem Pongpisal Sarisa Chaiwongkiat Thanatcha Pojthaveekiat



This project combined the tenacity of the director of Dum Yai School, the inventiveness of students and instructors, and the resilience of the construction workers into a 300-square-meter kindergarten. The school is located in a 500-person town in eastern Thailand surrounded by rice plantations, and it provides access to proper education as well as quality meeting and playing spaces.

Dum Yai School

To make this possible, students questioned the brief and the available resources. By clarifying the educational and recreational needs, the group redefined the spatial requirements and expanded the scope from what is commonly requested to what is socially rewarding. The building uses a modular system that can exist as a partial building and can also grow in the near future. It is composed of four identical roofs, which represents an upgrade from the initial budget constraints. Rethinking the construction techniques and aesthetics, students reinterpreted the colorful context and the everyday mechanisms of the extended roof and eaves seen on vernacular and endemic architecture. They manufactured a colorful, easy-to-assemble awning

‘this intermediate space is vital to the everyday social and recreational activities at the school.’


system that increases the area of the kindergarten by 50% with minimal added cost. Beyond the required classroom space, this intermediate space is vital to the everyday social and recreational activities at the school. The kindergarten also employs a passive ventilation system through the use of solar chimneys and uses the tropical climate to its advantage as it blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior. By living on site during the construction, workers and students fostered an intimate creative environment that encouraged social bonding between people of different classes, generations, and backgrounds. With city students, international instructors, village kids, and rural workers sharing and learning from each other, the process has proven to be just as valuable as the final result.

Instructors : Pau Sarquella Carmen Torres Teaching Assistant : Tanskul Suwannakudt Structure : Siroj Tungkahotara, Ph.d Main Sponsor :

Other Sponsors : Chaiwetch Thanapaisal, Director Of Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital Udomsri Siriboonma Luacha Po-Op, Managing Director Of Mect Company Limited Banyat Pimproa, Managing Director Of Plutotech Company Limited Tanin Sajjaboribun, Ceo Of Bangkok Sheet Metal Public Company Limited Thanakorn Wongwises, Vice President, Partner Project & Eco Building Business (Thailand & Laos) Of Schneider Electric Thailand Chanisa Ngamapichon Boonsak Kiatjaroonlert, Managing Director Of Kumwell Corporation Limited Orunuma Xuto Korachapol Khutrakul Pakawipa Charoentra Nonthapat Khutrakul Toyota Motor Corporation Thailand

Ban Hin Wua School Instructors : Wisarut Wattanachote Will Hulbert Sponsors :

In July 2018 twenty INDA students had the opportunity to be a part of the design, procurement, and construction of a book pavilion for a small rural community school for 6-12 year-old children in the rainforests of Ranong province, Thailand. As a way in to the project, students were asked to develop concept ideas around the theme of “floating.” Students agreed on their preferred concept, and the design moved forward through close teamwork with Meinhardt structural engineers. Students took the lead on the project and organized themselves into teams responsible for project management, funding, concept design, materials/specification, and construction/design drawings. Students came to understand cost discipline and worked hard to develop a lean design, while also approaching external funders to support the project. At the end of the design development stage, students presented the scheme to the school director, teachers, and children and addressed board comments from these user groups.

At the start of July we traveled to the site in Ranong to assist with the commencement of groundwork despite heavy rainfall that hampered progress through July (and gave new meaning to the “floating” design concept). Students worked closely with the contractor explaining design intent and construction details and assisting hands-on with construction activities from excavation of foundations to concrete formation and steel frame fabrication.

‘gave new meaning to the “floating” design concept’

The project exposed students first-hand to the challenges of sustaining and developing concept design ideas through to construction and realization, and enabled them to learn the benefits and personal rewards of close teamwork with each other and with engineers and contractors.


Playhouse Instructor : Scott Drake Sponsor : RMIT MBA 2004 alumni Bangkok Cable Co. Ltd.

A new type of learning space was developed for this year’s Design Construction for Community project at the Drunsuksa School in Nakhon Sawan. The design uses storage for books as the basis for a new reading and study space that will help make learning fun for students. Using multiple platforms, the design enables students to find a place of their own to experience the adventure of reading.

‘storage for books as the basis for a new reading and study space’


The design was built with the invaluable help of local contractor, Khun Boonlae Krainit. Many thanks to Thichamon Itthipanichpong for helping us to find the project.



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Ban Bat Instructors : Gian Maria Socci Rebecca van Beeck

A series of participatory design workshops, meetings, and a communal ‘dinner and dance’ event were organized by the Thai students with the Ban Bat community in preparation for this design-build project. Residents’ opinions were oriented around three main objectives--to represent their identity in a mural, to preserve their craft, and to increase social activity. Everyone agreed that better signage and facilities were needed. Through an assessment of spatial challenges, it was noted that the entrances were undefined and difficult to locate.

‘to preserve their craft, and to increase social activity’

After a student design charette and approval from the Royal Crown Property Bureau, shop drawings were made for prefabricated bent steel pipes which were modified on-site with guidance from skilled workmen from local design practice, StudioMake. Once all vertical pipes and archways were secure and level, canvas panels were attached. In addition, an eight-meter-long mural represents each step in the bat-making process and includes scenery inspired by the alleyways.

One month after completing the installation, we returned to Ban Bat to hear feedback from the community and inaugurate the project. Residents seemed very pleased, especially with the mural and signage, and they shared some suggestions for how best to initiate engagement from an even larger number of residents.



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รานทำบาตรลุงสมศักดิ์ Somsak’s Bat Workshop






รานทำบาตรปากฤษณา Krisna Bat Workshop

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รานทำบาตรปาอารีย Arree’s Bat Workshop

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ศาลพอปูครูบาตร/ เตาสูบ 1 �e main shrine/ Batsm�h’s Forge 1


ศาลพอปู/ เตาสูบ 2 Shrine/ Batsm�h’s Forge 2


ศาลพอปู/ เตาสูบ 3 Shrine/ Batsm�h’s Forge 3


ศาลพอปู/ เตาสูบ 4 Shrine/ Batsm�h’s Forge 4


ศาลพอปู/ เตาสูบ 5 Shrine/ Batsm�h’s Forge 5


เตาสูบ 6 Batsm�h’s Forge 6


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Benches were made using smooth steel rods, welded in place, which provided additional horizontal bracing.

Small signs describing the batmaking process as shown in the mural

Community Map (detail above)





"A braver, more generous, and ‘doubt-suspending’ judgment [...] might be to see his concept of an architectural practice - of an architectural life - as instead a way of transforming the world into a vast, shall we say, Multiversity, a place where one can learn anything and learn it infinitely, with discipline, imagination, respect, and most importantly, wonder." - Sanford Kwinter, ‘An improbable Multiversity’ in ‘Requiem for the city at the end of the Millennium’ The fourth-year option studios at INDA aim to celebrate the value of variety in approaches to design. This happens on many levels, as the proposed project briefs represent different scales, occupy different timelines, implement different processes, and deal with different topics, often touching multiple disciplines outside of the supposed boundaries of architectural design. Option studios at INDA reflect the heterogeneous pedagogical trajectories of the instructors. They pursue variation and therefore always avoid stillness and underlying comfort zones. In the quote above, Sanford Kwinter introduces the term ‘multiversity,’ a contemporary radical plurality of concerns, in reference to a seminal presentation by Rem Koolhaas at the last Architecture/New York (ANY) conference in the late 1990s where he showcased, one after the other, research on the extreme conditions of informal sprawl in Lagos, Nigeria, and a retail concept strategy for the high-end fashion brand Prada. Within contemporary design, these completely different worlds can dialogue in a fluid, highly heterogeneous disciplinary landscape. Perhaps this multiversity is what the designers of tomorrow--including INDA’s graduating students--should be able to confront. INDA option studios prepare students for any of the diverse trajectories they could come across today, and they suggest how to be conscious about the underlying purposes of those trajectories. The students’ selection of a specific studio generates the question of what fields and interests to prioritize, which constitutes a fundamental step in growing academic self-awareness. The proximity and exchange with other studio groups also gives a constant instructive exposure to other trajectories. Lastly, the variety of approaches to design implies a similar variety of methodologies. Given the extreme difference of situations that a designer may encounter, an important objective of the last year at INDA is to develop the tools and the personal and/or project-specific methodologies necessary to ‘learn anything and learn it infinitely.’ For more information and student projects, visit: and


YEAR 4 (2014-2018) STUDENT LIST AND IMAGE CREDITS Aito Nakazawa * Anak Sangpradub Annabelle Ouguergouz * Ayaka Sato (1) Bhatralapa Vachekrilas (2) Brali Saligupta Brandon Dui-Xin Ong * Camille Thomas * Chanakarn Assavasirisilp (3) Chanidapa Nithidchotikul Charis Min Xin Boh * (4) Chiaching Lee * Chonnikan Samranjitchuen (5-6) Colin Labouret * (7) Daitoh Ryota * Darita Chalongras Ekarach Thonthawes Elodie Pigot * Gusa Amornsakchai (8) Haruka Nagamachi * Hiroki Ogasa * Jarasravee Inthasri (9-10) Jeanne Tatin-Ramond * Jeeratchaya Meksingvee Jira Suksomboonwong Kaan Vanapruks Kamonchanok Wongwiboonsat Kanika Termsedcharoen Kirata Manlekha (11) Kittinan Sookpan Konlawat Meklalit Kontharuk Kunasirin (12-13) Laetitia Lemaitre * Laetitia Payen * Lalit Narukatpichai Lea Pageau * Leslie Sadoun * Luna Cambre * Marisa Leong (14) Martin Demonchaux * (15) Massakorn Boonpithak Methaporn Wongwilaiwarin (16) Molpasorn Shoowong Muktapha Kulkeatdech Nagi Aoki * Napapat Lasavanich (17-18) Napassorn Methasurarak (19) Napat Pranich Naphit Puangchan Naphon Anantachina (20) Nataree Cheevanon Nattakarn Wongratanakulthon Natwadee Pongparit Nawapan Suntorachai Neele Menter * Noppa-on Plidtookpai (21)

Pakhwan Wongsupha (22-23) Panida Niramitvijit Panisara Tanpichai Pannita Wongwaisayawan (24-25) Paphawarin Phrukwatthanakul Papitchaya Saksareechai Pathitta Sivamard (26) Patitta Sakulchaivanich Pattapoom Tammasrisawat Pavis Tungpanitansook Pawin Kitsanakaraket Pawornprat Trakpiboon Peeranut Theinhiran Phakthaphat Phawatpholphaisarn Phatcharaphorn Nawathamthanon Phatsorn Mutanone (27-28) Phattharaphon Sriwong Phongpanod Rueangarrirat Phongpiwich Tueatraipop Phongsakorn Phumeethum Pim Permpoolsombat Pimaubsorn Sirisook (29-31) Pissinee Warinsathien Pitchayasukarn Prasertsri (32-33) Pitisuda Sukumalchantra (34) Pittinun Jariyavilaskul (35-36) Pongpol Punjawaytegul (37-39) Ponkanok Jeranuntasin Ponsury Saksin-Udom (40) Poonpat Kriengwatana Pudith Chatteeraphat Rhun Na Ranong Risa Shimada * Salomé Hazan * Samuel Dogniez * (41-42) Samy Ramanoel * Sirapob Thangseresuk (43-45) Sirinya Wutthilaohaphan Siriwanee Phonsen Stephen Jacquens * Supitcha Punyaputtichote (46-47) Swita Uancharoenkul Takahiro Wakayama * Takehiro Onodera * Tanawat Pruekkumvong (48-49) Tatsuhiro Hashimoto * Thaïs Macarry * (50) Thanapon Wongsanguan (51-52) Tristan Leduc * (53) Vachara Promprasert Valerie Kramer * Vitchapol Taerattanachai Vitoon Roshom Wasin Choksunthornphot Worawee Buasai Yoojin Cho Yuttapol Kumamoto * Exchange students

INSTRUCTOR LIST Architectural Design IV

Architectural Design V

Antonio Bernacchi (coordinator) Blanca Garcia Gardelegui Carmen Torres Chon Supawongse Leonid Slonimskiy Moe Ekapob Suksudpaisarn Natalia Vera Vigaray Nuno Sousa Patrick Donbeck Patxi Martin Tijn van de Wijdeven

Antonio Bernacchi (coordinator) Alicia Lazzaroni Chon Supawongse Chutayaves Sinthuphan Moe Ekapob Suksudpaisarn Natalia Vera Vigaray Patrick Donbeck Supaporn Vithayathawornwong Tijn van de Wijdeven Will Hulbert


Public Interiors Instructor : Carmen Torres



This studio reflected on large interconnected interiors as new three-dimensional public spaces of contemporary Asian metropolises. It aimed to understand and depict the current synergies of Bangkok’s proliferating multi-program public spaces through a continuation of an existing network. Starting from the collective mapping of the Siam area and a specific analysis of a few particular buildings/ complexes nearby, students designed portions of a ‘macro-interior,’ challenging the traditional notion of the hierarchy between spaces in an urban environment.


Play Gifts & Manipulatives Instructor : Patrick Donbeck


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Fröbel’s ‘Gifts’ were designed to be used in open-ended play activities, to help a child begin to understand the properties or affordances of objects in relation to him/herself and the surrounding world. Their implementation through sensory materials (manipulatives) gets used in the Montessori classroom to help a child develop and refine his/her five senses. These fundamental references represented the background of this studio, where new gifts have been developed with a strong component of 1:1 non-representational prototyping and physical/material exploration within the fields of form-making, perception, and ergonomics.




Radical Erasure Instructor : Tijn van de Wijdeven

Within the unique context of Shenzhen, China, this studio focused on the peculiar realities of ‘urban villages’ in a former special economic zone on the border of Hong Kong. These neighborhoods are the consequence of legal loopholes in the formation of the city, conceiving interventions at the intersection between architectural and urban scales. The extremities of free speculation allow this city to reconfigure itself spatially and socially. The paradigm of the studio confronted this ongoing degree of gradual erasure along the organization of common and private life within the perimeter of a block.





Marketplaces Instructor : Patxi Martin This studio takes the concept of ‘support and infill’ from N. John Habraken’s theory as a background to support research and propositions regarding heterogeneous and mutating spaces like markets within the context of Bangkok, which are essential to the traditional everyday life of Thai society. Reframing the concept of ‘market’ as an infrastructural urban device that allows multiple interaction with users, students envisioned multifunctional architectures that respond to principles of adaptability, flexibility, and reprogrammability of spaces.




Utthayan Instructor : Chon Supawongse


This studio concentrated on a broader understanding of ecology and strategic territorial intervention in the landscape, involving a very hands-on approach through multiple ‘off-grid’ field trips to different rainforest environments in Thailand that influenced the design of components and/or facilities for a national park. The studio aimed to escalate a level of critical thinking and broaden individual experience focusing on physical geography, forest ecology, vernacular construction, and resilient design.



Metaspeculations Instructor : Antonio Bernacchi


This studio approached ‘critical speculative design’ (as define by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby) to construct socio-political critical arguments using the tools of design and architecture. Based in the peculiar context of Singapore, a paradigmatic example of hyper-manufactured environment and society, each student conducted research on a specific aspect of the tropical nation state to later envision a plausible fictional scenario in a potential future. Architectural spaces were then developed within these frameworks as tools for alternative narrative inquiry about the topic. Within the perspective of critical design, the projects themselves are used as a medium to communicate the critical statement, providing a different inspiring aim for common disciplinary tools.



Urban Manufacturers 2.0 Instructor : Natalia Vera Vigaray

Taking inspiration from the topic of the last Europan competition, the studio proposed a reflection on the introduction (or reintroduction) and integration of productive programs within a central urban context as a critique to the functional segregation of modernist urbanism. It also envisioned new urban environments and relationships that profit from the traditional Thai mixture of living and productive spaces that can still be found in areas like Chinatown, which has been the main context of reference for the studio.






Very Welcome Instructors : Blanca García Gardelegui Leonid Slonimskiy This studio reflected on multiple phenomena within the broad field of tourism and its paradoxical condition today, searching for specific ‘nontouristic’ spaces in Bangkok and adopting​​the perspective of a temporary​ local, someone who engages with the city in a visceral way rather than just consuming it visually. Starting from field research around the city, challenging the contrast between cliché and authentic, the studio continued researching alternative forms of tourism. Later in the design phases, the projects aimed to merge the program of accommodation with a wide variety of other specific spaces related to different practices of contemporary tourism.




Waves Spatial Frequencies Instructor : Nuno Melo Sousa 35


This studio aimed to design artist-specific architecture, starting from a study and analysis of the music and personality of one particular performer for each student in order to generate an experience that merges design’s tectonics with the dynamics of physical, visual, and sonic actions. Through research on different performance spaces and their architectural features as well as the logistics and technicality of temporary stages for concerts and festivals through visits and field trips, the studio proposed a specific performance design, ready to be assembled and dismantled each time it moves around the globe.

TOD Instructor : Moe Ekapob Suksudpaisarn This studio focused on transit-oriented development in relation to the high-speed rail network in Thailand. Students designed facilities and/or other supporting spaces in the vicinity of Chiang Mai’s new station with the aid and collaboration of multiple consultants

to make a design feasibility study, utilizing project constraints as design tools. Students were required to initiate their project within the clearly defined framework of the site and find design opportunities through actual requirements, restrictions, and regulations. 2


Academic Excellence Award

Student : Kamonchanok Wongwiboonsat Instructor : Antonio Bernacchi Edible insects are not a new invention. When compared with livestock, they contain more protein, and require less space, less food, and less water while rapidly reproducing. So why shouldn’t we eat them instead? Is it because we still think of them as disgusting creatures? What if we could completely control them from feeding, growing, living, and harvesting, enabling us to see every process within an insect farm? Would you feel more comfortable eating them?

This project proposes insect living units, freely arranged and organized to fit within other residential units. The design encourages humans to better understand the food production processes involved with insect farming and to see insects as an alternative food source. You are what you eat!

Student : Kaan Vanapruks Instructor : Patrick Donbeck Domain of Coordinates is a visualization and isolation of a specific set of cards in relation to its entity and entirety; an infinite interpretation of a finite possibility into a system of coordinates within a spherical space. Through an established understanding of how tarot works and a rigorous exploration of monocoque construction for minimal surfaces, a system of coordinates that mapped the minor arcana of a tarot deck was established. The rolling totem was synthesized in a manner that resembles that of a tarot reading.


The Journey Instructor : Tijn van de Wijdeven This studio focused on the notion of a journey as the denominator of a project, geographically and experientially manifested through the construction of realities; the journey as a tool to reveal the transient nature of city and mobility, and to celebrate distinct moments/instances of (un) intentional delay; a journey not based on fiction, nor defined as a program or problem-oriented quest, but rather aimed to portray spatial and behavioural actualities and potentials of everyday life. Alongside multiple diverse methods of spatial and conceptual representation, the studio utilized filmography techniques extensively, involving various experts in the field from documentarists to movie directors.


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Urban Animals Instructor : Alicia Lazzaroni This studio proposed to put in question anthropocentrism and embrace a more integrated ecological paradigm, including humans and non-humans together, through the design of architectural devices supporting ​ a reinvented relationship between different species​. After research on the physicality, habits, and traditions related to animal species present in urban contexts, the design phases started from a very small scale of detailed prototyping and were further developed at a larger scale. Projects were deployed through strategic interventions that generated new architectures of coexistence, wild new collective spaces that, with both imagination and rigor, fantasy and pragmatism, could create novel experiences from unexpected inter-species relationships.




The Risk of Realism Instructor : Antonio Bernacchi


This studio proposed a reflection on the relationship between architecture and real estate, with tension between experimentation and pragmatism as the title, borrowed from a peculiar lecture by AMO director Reinier de Graaf, suggests. The construction of imaginaries and aspirations through the use of different media in advertising and marketing has been one of the main focuses of the studio, in direct connection with the crude reality of quantitative parameters, crucial in the competitive realm of real estate. The studio went through different components of research on the use of specific elements in the construction of an imaginary and on the technicality of detailed housing design, to propose radical micro-innovations in the highly constrained field of condominium design within the context of Bangkok.



Archipelago: Marine National Park Instructor : Chon Supawongse 37


This studio concentrated on the marine landscape of a national park, envisioning new ways of intervention balancing environmental concerns with a broader set of considerations. The studio aimed to give a substantial opportunity to broaden design experiences across multiple scales including wildlife conservation, watershed reservation, sustainable forestation, community reforestation, resource exploitation, public education, and recreation. ‘Archipelago’ has been conducted in the wilderness through a field trip to Hat Khanom-Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park as an explorative platform for dwelling, coastal experiences, designing adaptability, and tempering physical and psychological strength.



Occult Totems Instructor : Patrick Donbeck

This studio proposed explorations of building-block-numbers and their capacity to describe and generate distinct systematic, formal, and narrative states. With a specific focus on the use of numbers in the definition of systems, the studio alluded to broader backgrounds of cartomancy, astrology, and numerology, which deal with numeric systems differently.

colour assign in gradient by use the crnter point in the field of geometry as an origin



Referencing the project of the M ​ orph Genome​by the Indian-American Architect Haresh Lalvani, which systematizes all form into one continuous space of possibilities, the studio aimed to design minimal surfaces that divide space and generate form using continuously smooth and negatively curved (non-Euclidean) surfaces using the least amount of area (achieving an economy of material).






Urban Manufacturers 3.0 Instructor : Natalia Vera Vigaray In the third semester of ‘Urban Manufacturers,’ the studio explored and speculated on shared living environments in the city. As a way of inhabiting megacities, ‘co-living’ has appeared in the last few years as an alternative to the traditional rental and investing systems. Within the overarching thematic framework of the productive city, the main explorations have been developed to define urban environments as linkages of producing and living, in which the boundaries between private life, work, relaxation, and consumption become blurred.



Dance Of Water Instructor : Will Hulbert This studio project aimed to provide a residential center for the performing arts on a site beside the Chaopraya river in the northern part of Bangkok. Proposals focused on a present need of a Thai public charitable foundation that educates, nurtures, and excites interest in the performing arts among the public and artists throughout Thailand. Students have been designing to a real program, responding to a real client, and creating on a real site. Instead of viewing water inundation as conflicting with human activity, students have seen it as existing in a constructive tension between program, architecture, and environment. 41



Archetype Instructor : Moe Ekapob Suksudpaisarn 24







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One of the main objectives of this studio has been to prepare students for the architectural design and construction profession. Without starting with a new project, each student continued working on a design proposal and site from a previous semester to refine and resolve it while producing technical documentations for construction. The challenge was for students to keep developing the designs and conclude them as buildable projects with proper construction drawings. Requiring multiple interactions with consultants and experts, the studio operated as an apprenticeship, as students learned through reworking and management of their own projects.


Site-Specifically Beautilitarian Instructors : Chutayaves Sinthuphan Bea Vithayathawornwong This studio situated itself at the junction of architecture, construction, building, and infrastructure systems that respond to the practical necessities of today’s built environments. The studio conducted a collective investigation into the dichotomy between beauty and utility/mundanity in urbanistic, architectural, and interior contexts. It encouraged participants to take a critical stance, propose a mode of relationship, and then define and generate ‘beautilitarian’ design components that demonstrate this relationship both tectonically and aesthetically.


Components have been conceived as sitespecific – contextualized and tailored to real-life scenarios, actual requirements or predicaments, and/or existing buildings/structures in the Yaowarat district of Bangkok. The studio emphasized the development of custom architectural details, fabrication and construction techniques, construction drawings, and the production of physical mockups and prototypes. 18



“Collaborate with different people, travel, and experiment outside of the working environment” “Further your education and complete a Master’s Degree” “Travel as much as you can”

“Choose to do something that makes you happy and something that you can continue to learn from”

“Don’t settle”

“Put yourself in uncomfortable positions”

“Find your passion and work consistently around it. Eventually it will take you somewhere”

“Design with practicality, flexibility, and feasibility for development”

“This is not the end, it is only the beginning”

“Follow your intuition” “Get a job! No slacking!” “Spend time to grow your own personal ‘brand’-identify, nurture, and market your unique values, skills, and design approach”


“Be a sponge. Learn as much as possible from those you will be working underneath, beside, and above” “Continue developing your interests while being open to new ideas; an architectural education is vast and applicable to many fields”

“Don’t take yourself too seriously, but be extremely serious in what you do” “Work in creative environments and multidisciplinary teams that inspire infinite ways of understanding reality”

“According to the Incomplete Manifesto for Growth by Bruce Mau: ‘Avoid fields. Jump fences. Disciplinary boundaries and regulatory regimes are attempts to control the wilding of creative life... Our job is to jump the fences and cross the fields’”

“Become a cook, a florist, a scientist, a fashion-designer, or a fisherman”

“Keep calm, minimize meltdowns, and carry on” “Question everything! You can’t change the world if you just accept the way it is!”














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EXCHANGE PROGRAMS The INDA exchange program allows students to spend one semester at a partnering academic institution in another country. The programs aim to increase the school’s engagement on a global level and provide a popular destination for international students. In the 2017-2018 year, twenty-five INDA students went to sixteen schools abroad while thirty-five students participated in design studios at INDA. The number of partner institutions has continually grown and evolved over the last four years and now includes universities from four continents. INDA continually seeks new opportunities for international collaboration.

Inbound Exchange Students École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles Luna Cambre Tristan Leduc Stephen Jacquens Thaïs Macarry Laetitia Lemaitre Lea Pageau

National University of Singapore Charis Min Xin Boh Brandon Dui-Xin Ong

University of Applied Sciences, Berlin Neele Menter

École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville Colin Labouret Jeanne Tatin-Ramond Samuel Dogniez Martin Demonchaux

École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette Samy Ramanoel

École bleue

Annabelle Ouguergouz Elodie Pigot Laetitia Payen Camille Thomas Leslie Sadoun Salomé Hazan

Technische Universität Darmstadt Valerie Kramer

Aalborg University Camilla Björklund

Meiji University Aito Nakazawa Tatsuhiro Hashimoto Nagi Aoki Takehiro Onodera Daitoh Ryota Takahiro Wakayama Haruka Nagamachi Hiroki Ogasa Risa Shimada Chiaching Lee

University of Seoul Nari Kim Huiji Yang

Outbound Exchange Students Architectural Association Visiting School

National University of Singapore

University of Canberra

Parsons the New School for Design

Kaan Vanapruks (1) Napapat Lasavanich (2)

Worawee Buasai

Chu Hai College of Higher Education Nattakarn Wongratanakulthon Pathitta Sivamard (3-4) Patitta Sakulchaivanich Papitchaya Saksareechai Pudith Chatteeraphat

Hautes Ecoles Spécialisées de Fribourg Tanawat Pruekkumvong (5-6) Napassorn Methasurarak Nawapan Suntorachai (5-6)

Meiji University

Molpasorn Shoowong Kanika Termsedcharoen (7) Pitchayasukarn Prasertsri Vitchapol Taerattanachai

Ayaka Sato (8-9) Ponsury Saksin-Udom (8-9)

Siriwanee Phonsen Sirinya Wutthilaohaphan Chanidapa Nithidchotikul

Tunghai University Jira Suksomboonwong Phatsorn Mutanone Ponkanok Jeranuntasin

University of Seoul Chonnikan Samranjitchuen

École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville Gusa Amornsakchai (10) Kirata Manlekha Jarasravee Inthasri

Partner Institutions Architectural Association, UK University of Canberra, Australia University of Seoul, South Korea National University of Singapore, Singapore Tunghai University, Taiwan Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong Meiji University, Japan Parsons the New School, USA Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture (HES-SO), Switzerland


Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France Ecole nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, France École nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette, France Ecole bleue, France Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway Aalborg University, Denmark University of Idaho Boise, USA




Architectural Association Location : London, UK and Almeria Seaport Programe Director : Naiara Vegara Course Master : Marie-Isabel de Monseignat-Lavrov Course Tutor : Katya Larina

Autumn Semester 2017 focuses on how to integrate obsolete infrastructure into the city. As technology evolves, the ways we work and live change. Cities, as a result, need to adapt their urban qualities to perform differently. The design studio travels to the Spanish port city of Almeria to explore the logistical and commercial potential of the waterfront. Through group work, students will look at the existing conditions of the site and their relation to the city.

‘Cities, as a result, need to adapt their urban qualities to perform differently’

Here the city will be understood as layers of information that reveal drawing and mapping qualities and feed into the students’ own design narratives. By analyzing both tangible and intangible conditions, each student develops his/her own brief to target the specific design challenge of reintroducing old infrastructure into changing urban areas. 2



Chu Hai College of Higher Education Location : Hong Kong Instructor : Ken Too

The project is based on the contemporary Maker movement which incorporates architecture and a DIY technology-based culture. Students examine the relationship between producers and consumers, research the cultural factors that affect or are affected by the maker movement, investigate the qualities and characteristics of the site in Tuen Mun, and search for an appropriate area for a maker community before designing their proposals.


Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg Location : Fribourg, Switzerland Instructors : Professor Florinel Radu Assistant Professor François Esquivié

Schools are no longer just places for classrooms. They promote a sense of community and increasingly encourage the exchange of ideas even beyond their walls. This project requires students to design a building for an architecture school that redefines its traditional role and function. 6




Skyhive Studio documents a design strategy through model-making, rapid prototyping, 3D-printing, and visual communication - where new architecture emerges in the intersection between engineering, real-estate, and new construction techniques.

‘intersection between engineering, real-estate, and new construction techniques’

National University of Singapore “Mayaka” is a design proposal for a mixed-use residential high-rise to be built on a land parcel in Queenstown, Singapore. Under the objective of the brief that stresses the design and fabrication of a tropical facade structure, the project juxtaposes a capitalistic residential arrangement and a Gothic semiology and creates a formal contrast between a jagged, zig-zag pattern and an undulating, rolling form.

Location : Singapore Instructor : Florian Schatz




INDA Parade

Design : Pau Sarquella Carmen Torres Assistants : Kamphol Kitwirat Euangaraya Sangpradab The INDA Parade, an annual event and comprehensive exhibition of student work across each year group, celebrates the diverse output of the school and encourages a dialog between students, instructors, and guests. The experimental and exploratory nature of the school is reflected in the wide array of approaches to design and architecture including nonlinear processes, material explorations, conceptual narratives, and unconventional media formats.

INDA hosted public lectures from four international guests--Merve Bedir, Natasha Sandmeier, Shumi Bose, and Enrique Nieto--who participated in studio reviews, provided insight into their design backgrounds, presented their current projects, and offered critical reflection on the variety of methodologies employed at the school. These productive exchanges contributed invaluable feedback and revealed potential new trajectories for the school moving forward.

Student Competitions Re-Habitat Prize : First Place Organization : Archstorming Competition Name : Coexist: Rethinking Zoos Students : Worawut Oer-Areemitr Chanakarn Assavasirisilp Thakan Navapakpilai Bemjama Prasertpan Instead of fencing a new territory for wildlife like a typical zoological park, we believe zoos should be part of the urban organ rather than being isolated. By understanding the existing context as well as animals’ considerations, we are proposing a new threshold between humans and animals, allowing people to publicly experience a so-called ‘Habitat Parc’ where they can rightfully use and observe the animals in their natural environment. This elimination of the ‘urban cage’ between human and animal citizens will lead to the enhancement of the animals’ welfare and also raise animal preservation awareness.

Honda Research and Development Thanapon Harnpattanapanich was selected as one of five students to participate in the Honda R&D Southeast Asia Internship Program 2018 from June 1st to July 31st. The program lets students experience working as an automotive designer, where they learn a variety of design skills throughout the development of a concept superbike.


Bonder: A Wall That Unites watching favorite sport from another side

Prize : Honorable Mention Organization : Fondation Architecture Competition Name : (un)Common Grounds Students : Phawin Siripong Chanakarn Assavasirisilp

cheering from both side parking for bicycle

Bor·der (noun) - a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries + Bond (verb) - to come or bring together for a common purpose or action

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Bonder: a wall that unites

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Bor·der noun a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries. + Bond noun come or bring together for a common purpose or action. MANIFESTO: RATHER BRING IN THAN DIVIDE In the world of communication, social interaction and global exchange of cultures, walls should unite people, not divide them. We believe that physical borders are no longer relevant in today’s context including US-MEXICO border. But if it is irresistible politically, we believe that the wall should attract rather than separate. And unlike a generic wall, it will be use for different functions and programs which questions physical borders and proposes transforming the typology of a wall from a space-divider into a functional public space, serving user of any gender, ages and races, promoting social interaction, provoke culture exchange, and improve quality of life at border. The Project is focusing on exploring ideas and program typologies of a public border park, creating a radical paradigm based on our manifesto about the dilemma of the physical border. By understanding the context of US-MEXICO border area, we have proposed various typologies of excitement park activities as a combination of 3 zoning; sports activities, gathering area and relax area, which we believe these could bring a lot of fun to the border, attract and gather people from both side, creating new community paradigms shift at outskirt.

climbing wall at border

play chess at border

In a world of communication, social interaction, and global exchange of cultures, walls should unite people, not divide them. We believe that physical borders are no longer relevant in today’s context, including the US-Mexico border. Even if the politics are irreconcilable, we believe that the wall should attract rather than separate. Unlike a generic wall, it will be used for different functions and programs that question physical borders and propose transforming the typology of a wall from a spacedivider into a functional public space. It will serve users of any gender, age, or race, promoting social interaction, provoking cultural exchange, and improving the quality of life at the border.


hot tub in winter

toilet at border

The project explores the programs and typologies of public border parks, creating a radical new paradigm. By understanding the context of the US-Mexico border area, we have proposed various typologies of exciting park activities that consist of three zones--sports, gathering, and relaxing-which we believe could bring fun to the border, attract and gather people from both sides, and create new communities.

Fling / INDA Vertiport Competition First Prize : Pasinee Kerdpongvanich Supatsorn Boontumma Phapot Putthammarong Apisada Hanbunjerd Second Prize : Punnathorn Phuwichit Pancharee Rujiraarporn Navapol Montong Koonanan Panyahom Boonyavee Sureephong Third Prize : Nanna Thaiboonruang Kemjira La-Orsuwan Thanakorn Phonthanakornkul KaninOr Suthamanuswong

First level platform

Second level platform

The 2018 Fling / INDA Vertiport Architecture Competition encouraged students to reimagine the ways in which drones can transform the architecture of cities. The project was a partnership with Fling, a Thai-Canadian urban air mobility company at the forefront of providing urban drone services in the Southeast Asia region. Bartley Ridge, SINGAPORE

Thirty teams of first and second-year students submitted entries to the competition, and Fling CEO Michael Currie (pictured) awarded prizes to the three winning teams.

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Brickell key, MYANMAR

The first prize was awarded to a team of students who conceived a system of balconies and skywalks that creates landing pads for drone deliveries. SINGAPORE

Third level platform

The Cabin Team leaders : Josep Garriga Tarres OfficeShophouse (Natalia Vera Vigaray and Patxi Martin) Student team : Aloutsanidis Vasilis Lance Macadangdang Rogier Tamminga Hena Wang Darya Moatazed-Keivani Berta Ballestin

Lara Gonzalez Pyeori Jung Charlotte Cocking Zhao Zhou Fábián Villányi Ruairidh Murdock Gabrielle Sanchez

The cabin is a reinterpretation of Marc-Antoine Laugier’s primitive hut as it explores the anthropological relationship between man and the natural environment. Each built component establishes a different dialog with the context, and together they define a varied sequence of isolation from and exposure to the environment. Vernacular materials and traditional handcrafted building techniques define its skin and its atmospheres. An abandoned structure found in the camp provides an unexpected and exciting challenge as we surgically intervene, design, and build in-situ. Students and mentors are challenged to find constructive solutions to unexpected problems through the use of materials and tools found on site. The construction process also challenges preconceived methodologies of architectural education by placing the idea of “making” at its core. Making the building with our hands is a way of engaging with materials, people, and the surroundings. The cabin becomes a speculative dwelling, a multifunctional social device in which one could test alternative ways of living and sharing together. Its wooden structure creates a vertical concatenation of spaces that define three layers of inhabitation: the ground, the refuge, and the roof. The cabin also frames the landscape, and the earth becomes part of its interiority. As a nomadic wooden structure built with contextual materials, it could be easily transported, replicated, and assembled anywhere by anyone with the urge to build one’s own cabin and reconnect with nature.

Antropotypes: The Self and The Palimpsest

Instructors : Sabrina Morreale Lorenzo Perri

Over the course of three weeks, twelve students from around the world sampled and represented London’s multiplicitous architectural self. ‘Antropotypes’ investigated the city’s main markets--traditional, touristic, or ethnic--as they have always been privileged spaces of accumulation to grasp London’s relentlessly evolving culture. Much more than a series of stalls, sellers, and buyers, they offer an effective portrait of contemporary urban rituals to London’s inhabitants and visitors. Smithfield meat market and Billingsgate fish market, two insulated worlds, were rich and raw during a 3:00am visit. Livers, kidneys, intestines, pig trotters–invaded all the senses. Fish scales, ice, styrofoam boxes, tentacles–an array of colours and textures. Fragments, moments, and interactions inform a dialogue with the markets–seemingly random elements stand out, forming narratives and personalities–’Antropotypes.’ Born from impressions, interrogations, and interactions in the market – four new characters emerge: The Wanderer from the East–an outsider, searching for a common language; the Grinder–constantly monitoring the goings-on at Smithfield and keeping intruders away; the Faceless–the quiet soul of the market; and the High Priest of Billingsgate– delivering the fishy beings from the sea to the plate with empathy. A peculiar snapshot of London and a few of its multiple selves define our crafted ‘Antropotypes.’


Biennalization In August 2018, Antonio Bernacchi and Alicia Lazzaroni participated in the symposium ‘Biennialization, Biennialization, Biennialization: the Bangkok Syndrome’ organized by TalkTalkVilion within the program of Bangkok Biennial 2018 with ‘Le biennali invisibili,’ a critical speculative fiction that reflects on the proliferation of cultural events across the globe. Paraphrasing the structure of Italo Calvino’s masterpiece of 1972 Invisible Cities, it takes the form of a dialogue between Marco Rossi, an Italian itinerant critic, and the director of the ‘Fondazione La Biennale,’ where Marco narrates his journey from Mongolia to Venice, and along the way he encounters a number of biennials with their curators, artists, designers, etc. From the metropolises of Sichuan, through the deserts of Kazakhstan, the Balkan regions, and countless other places, Marco has the privilege of coming in to contact with all sorts of imaginary events, held in

imaginary venues, and located in imaginary cities. For example, in the Biennale of ‘Faria,’ the artists fabricate their spaces from scratch and are constantly facing the challenge of waste reuse. In the Triennale of ‘Pausitania,’ inspired by Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ‘non-conference,’ the whole event structure and participants are present, but nothing is exhibited or performed (there are instead only coffee breaks). In the Biennial of ‘Sočmegrad,’ in order to avoid the bias of instinctive impressions of reality, everyone is fully covered and camouflaged, and all interactions happen only through social media. Through the meta-narration of Marco’s experiences and encounters along the journey, the role of the cultural machinery and debate in current times is put in question, together with the position of the wide variety of figures that are involved in the process of cultural production and their often heterogeneous or even contradictory agendas.

Patis Cinètics Carmen Torres and Pau Sarquella have been awarded the Ephemeral Prize for young architects of Catalonia AJAC for their project “Patis Cinètics” (Kinetic Yards) as well as the online opinion prize from ARQUIA Próxima / Prácticas Relevantes of young architects of Spain for their project “El Guapo d’en Narcís.”


A Bangkok Minute Authors : Tijn Van de Wijdeven Natalia Vera Vigaray Wasanthaya Theansuwan Arpakon Suwanwong In collaboration with UNEscap

The Only Market Team : Jirawat Sriluansoi Paipak Chaipukdee Tancha Tanjasiri Tijn van de Wijdeven

For the past few decades, Bangkok has become a city swathed in billboards of all styles and dimensions. “The Only Market� draws upon this familiar sight to inaugurate its firstever pop-up space utilizing and interpreting the very nature of billboards in their physicality and function. The front side shows a clear imagery of the brand while the opposite side reveals the bare structure that supports the edifice.


This installation represents a minute of plastic consumption in Bangkok. Over 50.000 plastic bags were collected from around the city to create this piece. We waste an enormous volume of plastic every day. The installation is constructed as a passage through five openings, each characterized by a distinct color and pattern. We want to demonstrate the beauty of multiplication, using techniques of stitching, knotting and melting using plastic waste. The installation challenges the perception of three dimensional space from an external point of view. Simultaneously, it generates an immersive experience when walking through the structure.

B.O.B. Beyond Ordinary Bricks Embracing the topic proposed by the 2018 Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) Forum, vernacular architecture is considered as a complex reality emerging from the interaction of many aspects essential to a specific society like climate, social structures, living patterns, local economies and skills, availability of resources, local beliefs, tastes, and symbology, among many others.

Instructors : Alicia Lazzaroni Antonio Bernacchi Assistants : Kamphol Kitwirat Tikumporn Panichakan

Paul Oliver, in his extensive encyclopedia, argues that, on top of material and climatic contingencies, the very core of vernacular architecture lies in its being done by people and for people. “Related to their environmental contexts and available resources, [dwellings] are customarily owned or community built, utilizing traditional technologies. All forms of vernacular architecture are built to meet specific needs, accommodating the values, economics and ways of life of the cultures that produce them.” In line with the exhibition guidelines requested by ASA and the reflections stated above, Beyond Ordinary Bricks (B.O.B.) proposed an open call to all INDA students to produce bricks made from INDA’s local resources, tastes, skills, and personal beliefs. Students were welcome to participate in the making of the pavilion, producing bricks made using accumulated materials from past projects like printed drawings, part of models, unused fragments, or material waste. The proposal was to build a simple wall and to insert content in it. The bricks were assembled using a “reversible” construction method, proposing alternative bonding techniques, and integrating and interlocking students’ work within the wall itself.

Dr.Scott Drake

Antonio Bernacchi

Patrick Donbeck

Year 4 Coordinator

Year 2 Coordinator

Antonio Bernacchi is an Italian architect and construction engineer, who obtained a post-graduate Master in Advanced Architectural Design from ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). Since 2016 he has been coordinating the fourth year studio courses at INDA. He is a co-founder of Animali Domestici, a design practice based in Bangkok and focused on the development of experimental and speculative projects, products, and processes. Previously, he has lived in Singapore working as a project coordinator architect in Arc Studio Architecture + Urbanism, a design studio specializing in hyper-density housing projects.

Patrick Donbeck is a trained architect and designer. He is a co-founding faculty member of The Pratt Institute School of Architecture’s Morphology Concentration within the Center for Experimental Structures in Brooklyn, New York and is currently an adjunct professor and course coordinator at Chulalongkorn University’s International Program in Design and Architecture in Bangkok. His professional work concentrates on the elemental study of form, material research, digitally-driven design, fabrication methods and parametric/BIM project delivery. Patrick has ten years of experience in the production of architectural componentry, fine art and product development with full exposure to roles behind the desk and on the floor of production environments to enable advanced workflows relating to heritage and state-of-the-art craft.

Academic Coordinator Scott Drake is an Associate Professor of Architecture specializing in the areas of environmental design and construction technology. He has more than twenty-five years of experience teaching architecture at the University of South Australia, the University of Melbourne, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. His research interests include human thermal behavioural in buildings, and metaphors of the body in design. His book, The Elements of Architecture: Principles of Environmental Performance in Buildings, was published by Earthscan press in 2009.

Pongsiri Boonsom Pongsiri Boonsom has a Master of Engineering in Construction Management and a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a project manager for Sheraton Resort and Spa Hua Hin, Millennium Hilton Bangkok, JW Marriott Bangkok, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, and others as well as an executive director for Thai Property Appraisal Lynn Phillips Co., Ltd.


Yarinda Bunnag Yarinda is an architect based in Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, and is co-founder and design director at Imaginary Objects. Before starting Imaginary Objects, she was design director at Hypothesis Design Agency, an awardwinning multidisciplinary practice specializing in architecture, interiors, and corporate branding. Yarinda received a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. During her studies, Yarinda received several prizes including the American Institute of Architects school medal and certificate of merit for excellence in the study of architecture, the Baccalaureate Award for excellence in scholarship, and the James Templeton Kelley Prize for the best final design project by a Master of Architecture candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2012. Yarinda is currently serving as the regional president of the Asia Designer Communication Platform.

Moe Ekapob Moe Ekapob S. graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London with AADipl and ARB/RIBA 2 (UK Architects Registration Board / Royal Institute of British Architects) and has worked in San Francisco, Amsterdam (Information Based Architecture), London (ARUP in the Advanced Geometry Unit) and New York (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the Digital Design Group and the Urban Design & Planning Group). Apart from teaching at INDA, Moe is also running his own architectural design studio, AND Co.,Ltd.

Peter Fisher Previously and while working at INDA, Peter has pursued his love of history, curating, and teaching both in practice and in academia. Prior to living in Asia, his practice in Australia involved publishing and a curatorial focus on the way architecture is presented through image, text, and the monograph. He has been involved in researching, managing, or as an editor of several publications published both in Australia and overseas including, Bates Smart: 150 Years of Australia Architecture (Thames & Hudson), Gruzman: An Architect and His City (Craftsman House), The Encyclopaedia of Australian Architecture (CUP) and most recently with the Thai based landscape architecture practice of P Landscape in their book Landscape of the Mind: P Landscape A Collection of Works and Philosophy (Li-Zenn Publishing). He is an avid photographer of architecture, exploring through his own practice the representations of architecture and the built environment through the photographic image.

Blanca Garcia Gardelegui is an architect/urbanist currently working for the United Nations in Geneva. After working for five years in Switzerland for Herzog & de Meuron, developing large-scale projects such as the M+ Museum in Hong Kong and the Hillerod Hospital in Copenhagen, she has moved to Bangkok to teach Architecture at INDA, Chulalongkorn University. Blanca is interested in the collaboration of different disciplines for the better understanding of architecture and public spaces. She has obtained a grant for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Matadero (Madrid) for a project exploring different collaborative methods of work. She holds an MArch from ETSAB in the Polytechnical School of Barcelona.

Pratana P. Klieopatinon

Instructor Bios

Blanca Garcia Gardelegui

Currently teaching first and second-year design studios, Pratana has also taught other classes including Design Tools and Skills, Construction Technology, Architecture and Urbanism, and Architecture Community and Ecology over the past ten years at INDA. She is also an architect at Kanoon Studio with past experience including display, exhibition, and residential design projects. Pratana was educated in the US where she received her Bachelor of Architecture at Texas Tech University. She has worked in the Boulder/Denver area for an architecture/urban planning firm. Her involvement included some residential and corporate projects as well as Denver’s Millennium Bridge. She received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York where she studied under Keller Easterling, Laurie Hawkinson, and Stan Allen.

Alicia Lazzaroni Year 3 Coordinator

Will Hulbert Will Hulbert is a UK qualified and licensed architect. He completed his diploma and architectural qualification at the Bartlett, University College London and has led award-winning office, residential, and hotel developments in London, Berlin, and Paris. He has a broad and deep knowledge of the design and construction of buildings and has been involved at a director level with business development, design management, and project management in architecture practices for over twenty years. Will has also owned and run a restaurant business in central London.

Antoine Lassus Antoine Lassus has been teaching at INDA since 2011. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Silpakorn University. He is the managing director of Neovista International, which is an architectural practice with expertise in Thailand and France. He has been the winner of various design competitions in both countries.

Alicia Lazzaroni is an Italian architect and construction engineer, who obtained a post-graduate Master in Advanced Architectural Design from ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). Since 2016 she has been coordinating the third year studio courses at INDA. She is a co-founder of Animali Domestici, a design practice based in Bangkok and focused on the development of experimental and speculative projects, products, and processes. Previously, she has lived in Madrid and in Singapore working as a project coordinator at Formwerkz Architect, a design studio specializing in extremely crafted domestic spaces. Her fields of interest relate to a wider understanding of ecology and a post-anthropocentric approach to architecture with their behavioural and material implications.


Thomas Lozada

Surapong Lertsithichai Asst. Professor Dr. Surapong Lertsithichai received his Doctorate and Master degrees in the area of computer-aided design from Harvard University and a Master in Architecture from Yale University. His research interest and professional expertise lies in CAD software development, novel roomware systems, and interactive environments. Prior to entering academia, Surapong joined Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory in California as a research scientist for two years developing intelligent software and solutions for business workplaces. He then returned to Thailand to hold full-time faculty positions at Silpakorn University and Mahidol University for fourteen consecutive years before joining INDA at Chulalongkorn University. Currently, Surapong teaches courses related to digital technologies, interactive media, and architectural innovations including option studios in augmented architecture.


Thomas Lozada is the history-theory coordinator, the publications director, and a design studio instructor at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He has previously worked in New York as a research editor with CLOG, an architecture publication that seeks to slow things down and examine relevant topics from multiple perspectives. During this time, he lectured at Barnard College, participated in a graduate student workshop at Syracuse University, and contributed several essays and infographic submissions including a 50-year retrospective on Architectural Record’s cover projects. He has also worked as a licensed architect at Handel Architects in New York and as an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology after graduating with a Master of Science in Architecture degree from Pratt Institute.

Patxi Martin Born in the Canary Islands and graduated from ETSA Madrid, Patxi Martín is an architect with a particular interest in design through making and material experimentation, and he is profoundly fascinated with fabrication processes and detailing.

Payap Pakdeelao Payap Pakdeelao is a designer, urbanist, and educator who is the Founding Principal of StudioGOB and an adjunct professor of architecture at INDA, the International Program In Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sabrina Morreale Sabrina Morreale is an architect and illustrator based between Bangkok and London. She is collaborating with various magazines such as Rivista Studio, Cartha Magazine, and Elle as an illustrator and with the RIBA as curator assistant. Her projects have always been related to the idea of fragmentation, using different media and enhancing the process of how things are made and assembled. She is Program Head of the AA Visiting School El Alto, exploring cultural assembling as a realm where architecture meets identity and folklore. Recently, she founded Lemonot, a platform using architecture as a methodology to reach different outcomes like toys, pastry tools, and story-telling. She is currently an adjunct professor at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) in Bangkok, Thailand.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Practice from Williams College and graduated with a Master in Architecture (MArch I) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Apart from his engagement with the design of the built environment, Pakdeelao has expertise in retail design, having served as a design advisor to a number of Thailand’s largest commercial development projects. Pakdeelao has written and lectured extensively on issues related to architecture, architectural theory, public housing design, and urban design in Bangkok, Thailand.

Instructor Bios

Lorenzo Perri Lorenzo graduated with Honours from the Architectural Association (AA) in 2016. Currently an adjunct professor at INDA in Bangkok, he has previously taught as a consultant for Intermediate 7 and Diploma 8 at the AA while participating in several competitions with international firms (Amid.Cero9, Elemental). He co-founded the research-based Plakat Platform and the architectural practice Ecòl. Since 2017, together with Sabrina Morreale, he is Program Head of the AA Visiting School El Alto and a co-founder of Lemonot, a design and research platform that investigates architectural production and its implications on other disciplines. Their academic activity focuses on contemporary folklore and cultural assemblages. They use architecture as a methodology to reach different outcomes ranging from toys and pastry tools to tattoos and storytelling. Obsessed with geometry and aesthetics, precision and expression, Lorenzo studied engineering and classical piano before entering the field of architecture.

Chutayaves Sinthuphan Chutayaves Sinthuphan is an architect/educator based in Bangkok, Thailand. He was trained at Yale University, the New York Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and New York University.

Pau Sarquella Pau Sarquella studied architecture in ETSA Barcelona (Spain) and TU Delft (Netherlands). In 2014 Persiana Barcelona (www., the company he co-founded, presented a reinvention of the traditional Spanish blind. The project was awarded with a Silver Delta and the Arquia Próxima 2016 prize that recognizes the best young architects in Spain. In 2016, he was nominated within a panel of international young architects for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Since 2015 he has taught at INDA and shares a practice with Carmen Torres (www.sarquellatorres. com). They have developed a wide range of projects from ephemeral installations to public and commercial spaces. They have been published in Monocle, Metropolis Magazine, Bauwelt, Arquitectura Viva, Baunetz Woche, On Diseño, and El Pais and they have been shortlisted and awarded with several national and international prizes, including Bauwelt Preis, FAD Awards, AJAC, and Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

As an architect, he is a founder of several award-winning design practices and social-based organizations such as Site-Specific : Architecture & Research, Design for Disasters, and FabCafe Bangkok. His research-led approach allows him to work on projects that are not normally associated with the field of architecture. His work and experiments have been recognized by many international media outlets and various architecture communities. Chutayaves has taught architecture since 2000. Prior to joining INDA, he was an associate professor at the New York Institute of Technology and an adjunct instructor at Thammasat Design School. He has also taught at various universities such as Yale University, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design. He currently holds five faculty memberships in the United States, the Netherlands, and Thailand.

Leonid Slonimskiy Leonid Slonimskiy, born in 1987 in Moscow, Russia, is an architect and architectural researcher. He received his architectural education at the Moscow Architectural Institute and at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York. For more than six years, Leonid has been a collaborator with OMA*AMO in New York and with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. Leonid is a co-founder of KOSMOS Architects. The office has won multiple international competitions including a sports center in Gorky Park for Nike, the ProHelvetia Prize for performance architecture, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark, and the Queensway Competition in New York. They were nominated for the Swiss Art Awards in 2017, and they designed and co-curated an exhibition in the Swiss Architecture museum. Besides architecture, the office pursues several research and publication projects. Leonid’s academic experience includes teaching architectural studios at INDA in Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University and leading multiple architectural workshops including the AA Visiting School, Strelka Institute, the University of Antwerpen, Hello Wood Hungary, Kotor APSS, and more. Currently, Leonid works at KOSMOS Architects and teaches a design studio at HEAD in Geneva.


Pannasan Sombuntham

Chon Supawongse

After receiving a bachelor degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, Pannasan travelled to seek his fortunes in the U.S. Through a series of odd jobs and opportunities, he found himself in graduate studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Subsequently, he pursued a career in the (less odd, however, more challenging) architectural design field. A critical life decision led him back to Bangkok, where he now teaches at INDA with world-class colleagues.

From Si Chon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chon graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

Rebecca Looringh-van Beeck

Gian Maria Socci Gian Maria Socci is an architect, urban designer, and educator focusing on social engagement in public spaces and outdoor living. He received a master degree in Architecture from FAF Ferrara and a MAS degree in Urban Design from ETH Zürich developing urban proposals for Detroit and Rio de Janeiro. He then worked independently, moving across Europe winning awards in numerous design competitions. Between 2013 and 2016, he had been a project architect and a research assistant for Urban Think Tank at ETH Zürich working on experimental designs and educational projects. He is part of the directing board of Laboratorio Staveco, a non-profit association for the promotion of crafts in central Italy. In 2017, together with Danny Wills, Gian Maria founded Space Saloon, a design laboratory on the move. Since 2017, he has been an adjunct professor at the INDA program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.


Carmen Torres Carmen Torres studied architecture in ETSA Barcelona (Spain) and ENSA Paris-Malaquais. Since 2012, she has worked in France on competitions and development projects for research facilities and public housing.

Nuno Sousa Nuno attended the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto (FAUP), TU Delft, and B.V. Doshi’s Sangath in Ahmedabad. As the Founder of NMS in 2012, Nuno has been working in a wide variety of projects from single family housing to hospitality and restoration. He also plays drums with MUAY and organizes cosmic festivals such as “Ignition”--booking artists from all over the globe--and collaborates with the BUKRUK music festival in Bangkok, Thailand. He never misses a chance to get lost somewhere around the world, mainly where it ́s hot and dizzy and fuzzy and dirty and humid.

Since 2015, she has taught design studios at INDA and shares a practice with Pau Sarquella (www. They have developed a wide range of projects from ephemeral installations to public and commercial spaces. They have been published in Monocle, Metropolis Magazine, Bauwelt, Arquitectura Viva, Baunetz Woche, On Diseño, and El Pais and they have been shortlisted and awarded with several national and international prizes, including Bauwelt Preis, FAD Awards, AJAC, and Bienal de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

Rebecca studied architecture at the University of Cape Town, completing her Honours degree in 2015. She also has a postgraduate business and communications degree in Brand Leadership. Her work is focused around events, installation art, theater, and small-scaled architectural interventions. In 2016, she wrote and co-directed an original theatre play called ‘Holy Contract’ which debuted at Cape Town’s Fringe Festival to standing ovations. She has worked on projects such as ‘News from Nowhere’ with the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, and was the project manager for Urban Think Tank’s ‘Sarajevo Now’ exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. She has worked at KTH Stockholm, teaching design in their Master in Urbanism Studies program, and at ETH Zurich where she ran an elective course called ‘Action! On the Real City.’ Before living in Europe, she worked for Cape Town’s World Design Capital division, and as a features writer for digital publishing company Between 10 and 5. In 2014, she designed and constructed an interactive art installation at the Niehaus Gallery Cape Town, which propelled her to pursue alternative applications of architecture.

Instructor Bios

Natalia Vera Vigaray

Tijn van de Wijdeven Year 1 Coordinator Tijn van de Wijdeven is an architect and educator experienced in design and research in relation to urban and architectural projects. Aside from his work as a practicing architect, he is first year coordinator and design instructor at INDA / Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. During previous collaborations with Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara within studio Dogma, he co-edited the monograph ‘11 Projects’ (AA Press) and worked as an architect and researcher on various projects. Prior to that he worked as an architect at Mecanoo in Delft on a wide range of international projects. Tijn obtained degrees from Arnhem University of Applied Science (Bsc.) and from The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AADipl.) in London with a scholarship from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design, and Architecture.

Natalia Vera Vigaray is a spanish architect who graduated with honors in 2012 from ETSA Madrid. She is especially interested in urban design through the lens of tactical and bottom-up processes as well as architectural and urban education. Over the past few years, she has researched, through personal projects and academic exercises, reintroducing productive processes within existing urban environments in European and Asian contexts. She founded OfficeShophouse in collaboration with Patxi Martin, an architecture and urban design practice based in Malaga and Bangkok. During the past few years, they have worked in different urban contexts around Europe and Asia, obtaining several prizes in international competitions such as Europan which promotes and explores the transformation and adaptation of European cities to different social, cultural, and economic issues.


Vithayathawornwong Bea Vithayathawornwong is an architect, founder + design director of Beautbureau, and a native of Bangkok. Bea holds a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Arts in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Design with honors from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Bea previously worked as a project architect at Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in Atlanta and at Kennedy & Violich Architecture [KVA MATx] in Boston. She interned at Neri and Hu Design and Research Office in Shanghai and worked as lead interior designer at Tandem Architects in Bangkok. She is professionally licensed in Thailand and in the US, with a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate. Bea is an Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) fellow. She has been affiliated with the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA), serving as its 2015-2016 Foreign Affairs Committee member, and as an organizer and jury member of the ASA International Design Competition in 2017 and 2018.

INDA Administrative Staff

Wisarut Wattanachote Wisarut Eric Wattanachote received his Master degree in the area of Design and Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) where he cultivated his thesis around a strong interest in the transition of architecture between old and new as well as the intersection of technique and technology. Wisarut joined MAD Architects in Beijing as an architectural designer as well as Rottet Studio in Los Angeles as a project designer for three years to develop his interior design sensibility. He then returned to Thailand in 2015 to join INDA at Chulalongkorn University. Currently, Wisarut teaches courses related to environmental technology and the fundamentals of structural design. Prior to entering INDA, he founded and directed the WIWA-STUDIO and Artisine Studio as architectural and interior design practices.

Sasivimol Niyomdet Office manager

Namfon Chantapiriyapoon Procurement officer

Usavadee Sangwisate Senior public relations and academic officer

Wanwisa Wanchanalat Finance officer

Thanyarat Chaiyuttapoom Academic officer Attaporn Kamburom Academic officer

Phongsakorn Embangtoei IT officer Pornnipa Khatkantha International Affairs officer


the netherlands

•1-10 architecten, rotterdam

•information based architecture, amsterdam

united kingdom

•architectural association, aa school of architecture, london •the bartlett,ucl,london •anglia ruskin university, cambridge •3dreid,london •arup,london



•universita degli studi dipavia,pavia


•etsab escola tècnica superior d'arquitectura de barcelona ,barcelona

•harvard university,cambridge


peru •columbia university,new york


•,san francisco •kutnicki bernstein architects, new york •storefront for art and architecture,new york

•etsas, universidad politecnica de sevilla, sevilla •etsam, escuela tecnica superior de arquitectura de madrid,madrid

•pratt institute school of architecture,new york

•university of california los angeles

•nuno brandao costa,porto


•williams college, williamstown

•sci-arc,southern california institute of architecture, los angeles

•faup-porto school of architecture, porto

•elemental, santiago,chile (collaboration from italy)


•university of illinois, chicago


•polytechnical school, barcelona

chile argentina


•reinhardt-jung architekten,madrid •oss,madrid •vicens-ramos,madrid •brutdeluxe,madrid •amid.cero9,madrid •ramon sanabria sl ,barcelona

•the cooper union,new york

•marc riera arquitecte, barcelona

•skidmore, owings & merrill (som),new york


•atelier de troupe, los angeles

•pau sarquella architect, barcelona •etsav upc, barcelona •seneca grant etsav, barcelona


•matadero, madrid

TRACING INFLUENCE instructor countries of origin countries where instructors have worked and/or attended a university countries where instructors have visited for research or architecture tourism


•chalmers university goteborg,eth zurich •united nations,geneva •herzog & de meuron, basel



•fh frankfurt am main, frankfurt

•kth royal institute of technology, stockholm •faculty of engineer, lth,lund

russia norway denmark


poland czech republic hungary serbia


greece china


pakistan qatar united arab emirates

myanmar laos vietnam cambodia

central african republic

•university of tokyo, tokyo •aki hamada architects, tokyo philippines

ethiopia malaysia


•tu delft and b.v.doshi’s sangath, ahmedabad



•thammasat university, bangkok

•duangrit bunnag architect limited,bangkok •new-territories, bangkok

south africa

•sarquella & torres, bangkok


•arc studio architecture +urbanism, singapore •formwerkz architects, singapore

australia •university of melbourne, melbourne •university of south australia,adelaide


2.7% asia (outside thailand) 5.4% europe

17.8% studying

8.1% usa

82.2% working 83.8% thailand

Which part of the world are you currently in ?

Studying vs. Working

What is the name of your company/ place of employment or school/education institution? -architects 49 -architectural studio of workaholic(aswa) -artisine + wiwa studio -avroko -bjarke ingels group -boondesign -brandi corporation co.,ltd -cbre -chapman taylor -columbia university graduate school of architecture, planning and preservation(gsapp)


-dec media -department of architecture co., ltd. -eth zĂźrich -fennect -george mason university -ih digital -imaginary objects -inda, international program in design and architecture -integrated field -inverse lighting -jaspal group -kunlinga tekniska hĂśgskolan

1.9% business & marketing 2.1% industrial design 3.4% interior design 5.6% digital media

5.1% business& management

10% urban planning 17.7% other design related degree/ diploma

8.2% graphic design

11.3% landscape design

20.3% real estate development

14.1% real estate 46.9% architecture

53.4% architecture

If you are currently working, what’s your field?

-new york university -nikken sekkei -onefahchaiyo co.,ltd -openbox architect -palmer and turner -passa studio -piece company limited -plandscape(pla) -royal college of art -s.k. polymer co., ltd. -shma soen -stu/d/o architects -stu.dio -supermachine studio

If you are currently studying, what’s your field?

-the bartlett school of architecture -t.pathanachai lohakij ltd. -trimode studio -unison creation co.,ltd. -wavemaker -willow design & consulting /1995S -y&r thailand -yan architects -yimsamer studio -zhejiang university


Admissions Information In order to be eligible to enroll at Chulalongkorn University, applicants must have successfully completed an upper secondary or high school education. Applicants who have graduated from international schools in Thailand that have been accredited by the Ministry of Education may use their school transcript or diploma for admission. In all other cases, applicants need to obtain an equivalent certificate from the Ministry of Education. Admission Requirements: Please check the most updated admission requirements on the INDA website ( 1. High school certificate or equivalent: Applicants have completed high school or passed the high school equivalent standard test (GED, IGCSE) or are presently in high school (Mathayom 6, grade 11-12 in the U.S. system or year 11-13 in the British/IB system) 2. One of the following English proficiency test scores: - TOEFL with a 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) score - IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 - CU-TEP with a minimum score of 80 - Old SAT* (critical reading) with a minimum score of 400 - New SAT* (evidence-based reading and writing) with a minimum score of 450 - CU-AAT* (verbal) with a minimum score of 400 3. One of the following math test scores: - Old SAT* with a minimum score of 550 - New SAT* with a minimum score of 570 - CU-AAT* with a minimum score of 550 * In cases where applicants submit both English and math scores from either CU-AAT or SAT, both scores must be from the same test date.

Colophon Editor-in-Chief : Thomas Lozada Assistant Editor : Chanakarn Assavasirisilp Graphic Designer : The Head and the Heart Studio Photographers : Santawat Chienpradit Chakkraphob Sermphasit Sirapob Thangseresuk Special thanks to all of our review guests, lecturers, collaborators, and everyone else who helped make this another successful year at INDA Printed in Bangkok, Thailand, 2018


4. Test scores of aptitude in design: - CU-TAD with a minimum score of 50% 5. Portfolio Personal works of art, craft, and design in an A4-size folder or binding with a thickness not exceeding two (2) centimeters 6. Application form including: - 1,000 baht non-refundable application fee - A copy of the applicant’s passport - Two (2) copies of 1 inch x 1 inch photographs - Documents of qualification from points one (1) through five (5) as listed above Tentative Schedule: Application deadlines: - Thai citizens: 3rd December - 18th December 2018 - Non-Thai citizens: 3rd December - 31st January 2019 - Interviews: January 2019 - Announcement of admission results: February 2019 - Enrollment: February 2019 For CU-AAT, CU-TEP, and CU-TAD testing information, contact Chulalongkorn University’s Testing Information Center at 02-218-3717 CU-ATC website: Detailed schedule will be updated at

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