INDA Newsletter 2014-2015

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International Program in Design + Architecture


Newsletter Academic Year 2014-2015


Director’s Note / Calendar of Events When INDA was first launched in 2006, our intake was a rather impressive 48 students. As we begin academic year 2015, which marks the 10th year for INDA, the intake has more than doubled to an even more impressive 100 students. This new class of 2015 brings our total number of students to 340, which, along with our faculty of 30 instructors, enables us to celebrate our diversity with 15 nationalities represented. Our international connections have been strengthened by the Program Manager, Dr. Michael Jones, with additional exchange agreements signed with the University of Porto, Portugal and the Politechnico Di Milano, Italy. Our exchange program provided the opportunity for 50 of our Year 4 students to study abroad, and we were pleased to welcome 26 exchange students to study for a semester at INDA. A strong emphasis has been placed on International admissions, targeting 10 foreign students recruited annually, assisted by a scholarship program for disadvantaged students. INDA quality assurance, along with the AUNQA audit arranged through the Asian University Network, is evidenced by our graduates working abroad, and their success to get into many top universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Columbia, The Architectural Association, The Bartlett (UCL), and Imperial College, London. The INDA academic curriculum has been strengthened under the leadership of Dr. Scott Drake and the team of year coordinators. They have worked to create better vertical integration between Design Studio courses at each year level, as well as

better horizontal integration between studio projects and other core courses. Our Design Experimentation Workshop once again saw a number of outstanding international guests working with INDA students on various innovative approaches to design, architecture, and environmental issues. The summer Design Build Project in Portugal was a great success, and we are planning for an upcoming symposium in collaboration with the India China Institute and Parsons, the New School for Design. New initiatives also include a parallel studio with ETSAM, The Superior Technical School of Architecture in Madrid, enabling students to work not only with the context of Thailand but also traveling to Spain as part of their studies. As we approach our 10th anniversary 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 between all of our students, faculty, and staff. Thanks to everybody who has helped to make INDA a great success!

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

Calendar of Events August 2014

September 2014

October 2014

3 -9


6th - 10th




Design Experimentation Workshop with Meiji University in Japan

INDA Lecture Series - 1 - Chittawadi Chitrabongs on “From Squatting to Sitting”

5 -7


Film Screening: 9/11: Blueprint for Truth

INDA Lecture Series - 4 - Im Schafer & David Schafer on “StudioMake”








INDA Outing, “Once Upon A Time” Faculty Seminar First Day of Semester I Y4 Option Studio Presentation and Lottery



INDA Assembly I Tairomchang Opening Ceremony


Wai Kru Ceremony

INDA Lecture Series - 2 - Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum on “Works”



COIR Design Build Opening Ceremony

Midterm Review Period


INDA Lecture Series - 3 - Vladimir Belogolovsky on “Curating Architecture”


Y4 Option Studio Presentations

Siljum Ceremony


INDA Assembly II

November 2014

December 2014

January 2015


1st - 6th


Final Review Period

1st - 12th

Exam Week & Final Review Period

First Day of Semester II Y4 Option Studio Presentation and Lottery

15th - 21st

Design Experimentation Workshops - Bangkok Waterfront - Social Rifting - Manipulating Fabric 2.0 - Vending Negotiations - Digital Anamorphism

17th - 22nd

Y1 and Y2 Vertical Competition “Porto Pool Promenade”

Fabruary 2015 23rd - 27th

Midterm Review Period

March 2015

April 2015





INDA Summer Program Presentation INDA Lecture Series - 1 - Malina Palestrina & Jon Erskine

INDA Lecture Series - 4 - Mi5 Architects Songkran Day


INDA Lecture Series - 2 - Suriya Umpansiriratana


INDA Lecture Series - 3 - a.gor.a Architects

May 2015 2nd

Last Day of Class

4th - 10th

INDA Parade

21st May - 4th Jun

Experiencing Architecture

June 2015

July 2015

8th Jun - 15th Jul


Design Build

Life and Culture/Faculty News


Each year, INDA celebrates the graduating class with a themed event titled, ‘INDA Gala’. The gala is student designed and organized.

Life and Culture Students participating in Chulalongkorn University Intergames. Inter-games is a friendly inter-faculty sport and activities event.

INDA students participating in a fieldtrip as part of an extracurricular activity led by students, with the objective of building friendships through a shared experience.

Faculty News 1 On Wednesday, August 5th 2015, INDA instructors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg took part in the “1st Architectural Educator Forum 2015” at The National University of Singapore (NUS). The forum was organized by professor Chea Kok Ming (Deputy Head at The Department of Architecture NUS). The forum focused on current issues and pedagogical methods practiced in architecture schools in south east 2 On the 30th of August INDA third year coordinator Fredrik Hellberg gave a lecture at the AA Visiting School - Post Industrial Landscapes in Hong Kong directed by Tobias Klein and hosted by The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre at City University of Hong Kong. The lecture, “Identity in Virtual Worlds,” showcased a selection of Hellberg’s work during the past 10 years as well as work produced at INDA in his fourth year studio Visceral Intricacy in 2012 and 2014. Both his work and his teaching focus on the experience of architecture with emphasis on semiotics and

Asia. The forum consisted of lectures delivered by 6 local and international speakers and a follow up panel discussion with faculty members and guests. Discussion topics covered by speakers included: the role of design ethics in architecture education, the use of the casestudy as a learning tool, the value of recreating professional situations and experiences in the classroom or the adaptation of educational methods based on the individual. During the follow up discussion

behavior in digital environments, such as games and themed environments like casinos or shopping malls. In his lecture Hellberg argues, “all virtual worlds, imagined or perceived are made solely of language. All that is perceived is pure communication...” For Hellberg, this “pure communication” could refer to environments, objects, or other entities (like humans) giving the creators of virtual worlds a lot of freedom. “We are free to create whatever we want within our control of the tools we use, with one major constraint that is seldom

members of the forum were invited to contribute with questions, comments, and opinions. The open discussion led to further debate on larger issues typically present in academic architecture environments, including: the definition of architecture, preparation for the (uncertain) future the profession, the extents of creativity and specialization, and the fear of the “starchitect.” INDA will continue to participate in this forum as well as other activities in partnership with NUS.

discussed: in order for something to be experienced beyond the abstract, it has to be understood, and for something to be understood, it has to communicate within the audience in a linguistic or semiotic capacity.” Work by Hellberg’s former students (now INDA alumni) was shown: Pla Kornkamon Kaewprasert (2014 graduate), Nott Varis Niwatsakul, Jay Veerasu Saetae and Grace Suthata Jiranuntarat (2013 graduates) currently studying at Stanford University, Delft University and Harvard GSD respectively.

3 On behalf of his company Pupil Labs, first year coordinator William Patera is excited to announce that two Pupil headsets will be traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44s -- scheduled for launch on October 9, 2015! Pupil Labs created custom egocentric vision headsets that have been successfully integrated into the mobile Procedure Viewer (mobiPV) project. This project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and was developed by independent contractors Space Applications Services in collab 4 Gregory Galligan, Ph.D., director and co-founder of THAI ART ARCHIVES, Bangkok, recently curated the exhibition Chatchai Puipia: Sites of Solitude/StillLife, Self-Portrature, and the Living Archive, for 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok (through 3 January 2016), in collaboration with which he is building a digital database for documenting the life and work of progressive Thai contemporary artists []. He also recently completed curatorial research at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in New York, which was funded by the Terra Foundation for

oration with Skytek. The mobiPV flight segment is a wrist-mounted Android smartphone integrated with a Pupil egocentric vision headset coupled with an iPad providing “assistive” functions. mobiPV enables astronauts to move about with unlimited mobility, live stream their workspace, share notes, and task progress with specialists at mission control and vice versa; providing an unprecedented task execution and situational awareness solution so far unavailable on the ISS.

American Art for his upcoming exhibition Robert Rauschenberg in Thailand, 1964/1983. A June 2015 research trip brought him to the New York offices of renowned art dealer-curator Jeffrey Deitch, after Galligan was instrumental in having Montien Boonma (1953–2000) included in Deitch Projects’ sumptuous archival book, Live the Art (Rizzoli, 2014). Galligan is currently directing research focusing on the recovery of materials and documentation of the historic, 1999 Bangkok venue of Cities on the Move, which will culminate in a book and exhibition in 2017.


Academic Events


Academic Events INDA PARADE was a one week long review and exhibition (May 6th until May 10th) of INDA student work. Projects from all four years were reviewed and exhibited for public viewing at the Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station. An immense variety of images, drawings, models, animations, texts, and presentations were framed within a linear series of modular partitions. The exhibition of selected work from each class remained installed for a period of fifteen days.

The INDA Parade was a great success. It enabled the INDA community to see a cross-section of work and promoted exchange among faculty and students. For guests, it served as an immersive experience of all the creative energy present at INDA.

The Thailand Urban Designers Association (TUDA) had hosted an exhibition under the title, ‘Chaophraya + Canal + City’ from July 13th-19th, 2015. The exhibition placed emphasis on the importance of the Chaophraya River to the fabric of urban life. INDA third year

studio’s collective River Block Model project was proudly chosen to be exhibited at the auspicious event. The exhibition closing was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Chaophraya River Model Exhibition

Academic Events

Each year, INDA coordinates a series of lectures by local and international professionals in the fields of architecture and beyond. The lecturers shared their research, current work, and design knowledge with the INDA community. The lecture series is a vital source of exchange, and provides inspiration for the INDA community. This year, INDA hosted the following lectures: Jan Jacob Glasmeier from a.gor.a Architects Nacho Martin Asuncion from Mi5 Architects Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum from Department of Architecture Suriya Umepratana John Erskine and Malina Palasthira from Design Qua Chittawadi Chitrabongse Aldo Cingolani from Bertone Design Italia

City x Disaster Text: Martin Kropac, New York Institute of Technology

Today, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050. As the most common environment for contemporary living, the urban metropolis provides not only habitable, but also pleasant and convenient base for human lives. Increasingly more often, cities around the globe have to face a wide range of natural or man-made disasters for which they demonstrate various, sometimes unsatis-

factory, levels of response and preparedness. City X Disaster is a series of intense architectural workshops poised to thoroughly investigate creative ways to find new solutions for the city and its potential to sustain a paralyzing event and provide safe haven for its residents for its future. The first event took place in New York in May 2014 – with students from the School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology and from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic. Undeveloped or otherwise challenging sites in the city were selected and

assigned to international teams. Each team developed a strong and well-argued proposal during a one-week charrette. The findings of the investigations in the urban realm were then presented at the end of the workshop and resulted in an exciting, rich and open- ended discussion with jury of architects, educators, city planners and other different professionals. In March 2015 the series continued in Prague at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Disaster relief architectural proposals carried on as the main theme, this time applied to the historical urban fabric of the Central European metropolis.

With a new partner, the International Program in Design and Architecture, at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand the dialogue expanded and proposals were enriched by unique multi-cultural discussion. Given the rich and inspiring outcome of the first two workshops the organizing team is dedicated to continue with new locations where pertinence and actuality calls for new and unprecedented. City X Disaster is currently being planned for Bangkok, Bogotá, Mumbai, Kathmandu, and São Paulo. The project is under the patronage of the United Nations in New York and H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrdá, the ambassador of the Czech Permanent Mission to the UN.


Lecture Series

Competitions and Awards


ASA International Competition

The Cloud Urban Temple by INDA alumni: Verasu Saetae, Tachapol Tanaboonchai, Yanisa Chumpolphaisal, and Varis Niwatsakul

Earlier this year, the Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) hosted an international design competition under the title, ‘DENSITY / DENSE CITY.’ The competition challenged participants to envision new public spaces in an increasingly dense and populated world. Participants were prompted to launch inquiries and propose interventions for existing urban spaces. Jurors included renowned architects: Duangrit Bunnag, Boonlert Hemvijitraphan, and Vasu Virajsilp. INDA students and alumni were selected for an honorable mention and exhibition awards. Congratulations to current students Phawin Siripong and Parit Treechadarat, who won Honorable Mention and congratulations to INDA alumni Verasu Saetae, Tachapol Tanaboonchai, Yanisa Chumpolphaisal, and Varis Niwatsakul on the The Cloud Urban Temple project, which was exhibited at ASA Fair 2015.

Competitions and Awards

Current INDA students: Phawin Siripong and Parit Treechadarat’s work won Honorable Mention at this year’s ASA ‘DENSITY / DENSE CITY’ international competition.

Design Excellence Awards Each year, students that demonstrate excellence in their design studio works are awarded with a ‘Design Excellence Award.’ The works are judged by all INDA faculty members. Two awards are distributed at each year level. This year, INDA congratulates the following students as recipients of the Design Excellence Awards:

Year 1 Sirapob Thangseresuk Pavis Tungpanitansook

Year 3 Eakapob Huangthanapan Sansern Prapa-apirat

Year 2 Chatchai Chaipara Phantira Maneejak

Year 4 Prapasri Khunakridatikarn Nutcha Somboonthanasarn Year 2 Design Excellence Award: Chatchai Chaipara ‘Nepal Embassy’




Nattaporn ‘Gunn’ Lasavanich, ARBOR Tree Nursery designed by OfficeKGDVS in Brussels

Location: Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany Instructor: Tijn van de Wijdeven BENEDE (BElgique, NEderland, DEutschland) - refers to three countries defining the geo-graphic and geo-political origins of the European Union. The territorial triangle at its heart connects the conurbations of the Randstad, Ruhr-area and Brussels, frames a major economic engine for north-west Europe and covers one of the most densely populated regions within the continent. The economic boom that Europe has faced over two decades until 2008 has generated a vast amount and variety of new developments at an architectural, urban and regional scale. This sum of affairs has incurred an ongoing effort for spatial planning covering each square centimetre of the region: city

is meant to be city, nature is planned to be nature. In 14 consecutive days, we encountered architectures in a variety of forms and scales, within both city and nature. The apparent flatness of BENEDE is largely categorised through a single line - dividing low lands from high lands. Half of the Dutch territory is situated under the sea level, challenging thinkers and makers over centuries to protect, claim, and reclaim major parts of land against and from the North Sea. On the other side of this line, mining and other forms of geologic activity not only left traces deep into the earth crust but fundamentally defined the origin of economic and demographic development.

Experiencing Architecture Ottoman Architecture Location: Turkey Instructor: Natalia Vera Vigaray

Ottoman Architecture is an experiencing architecture workshop conducted in Turkey during second half of May 2015. Turkey has an amazing cultural legacy to discover. It can be considered the cradle of different civilisations, where Europe and Asia meet. By visiting different enclaves around the country, we developed an overall understanding about Ottoman, Byzantine, and Islamic cultures and how they have influenced one another. The trip started and culminated in Istanbul, where we visited great mosques and buildings

Japan is a country with a thriving culture that is deeply rooted in tradition, yet at the same time embracing innovation and modernity. The awareness of and appreciation for beauty and design, paired with a meticulous execution of even seemingly mundane things, makes for a culture where even the wrapping of sweets is an art form. During this trip, we set out to experience and develop a deeper understanding of this fascinating country and to find ways to revisit our own approach to design. For two weeks we travelled across the central region of Japan, visiting Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okayama, Teshima, and Naoshima. We traveled via train, tram, bus and

boat, stayed in capsule hotels, traditional ryokans and modern business hotels, and sampled every Japanese delicacy we could get our hands on (and there were many). We visited 14th century castles, temples and shrines, strolled through carefully planned and manicured landscape gardens, experienced the brute strength of postwar architecture and marveled at some of the most inspiring contemporary architecture we have ever seen. Through these experiences we were able to better understand – and learn from - the fascinating cross section of traditional and modern culture, design and architecture that makes Japan so unique.

from Sinan, that developed a unitary architectural language and identity for the Ottoman Empire based in great architectural examples built during Byzantine and Islamic periods. Istanbul also provided us an opportunity to discover the culture, diversity, and activities within the lively streets, squares, bazaars. After Istanbul, we traveled through the interior of the country to visit Ankara and Cappadocia, where we explored traditional architecture, underground cities, and caves, built

by early Christians. En route to the south seaside, we visited amazing Roman cities, Hierapolis in Pamukkale and Ephesus, one of the largest Roman ruins in the world. For many students, the trip was a first encounter with middle eastern civilizations outside of a textbook. Visiting these cities, buildings, ruins, and landscapes provides a direct framework – activating history.

Modernity in Tradition

Location: Japan Instructor: Peter Strzebniok



Design Experimentation Workshop

Every year in January INDA hosts Design Experimentation Workshops (DEX). DEX is open to all third year students and provides a unique opportunity to work with professionals and academics from all over the world. This year’s DEX workshops offered a broad and experimental approach to architecture. Students had the opportunity to participate in a workshop within a diverse range of options: urban planning and riverside development with professors from Meji University in Tokyo (DEX.1), the creation of immersive worlds experienced through the virtual reality device Oculus Rift together with professors

Bangkok Waterfront

Masami Kobayashi, Manuel Tardits, Kensuke Soejima, Hiroyuki Sasaki (Meiji University, Tokyo) Francisco Garcia Moro and Niramon Kulsrisombat (Chulalongkorn University) Tsuto Sakamoto (National University of Singapore) The workshop explored the future visions on a specific site of Bangkok’s river front of Saphan Pla fish market area. The DEX workshop was taught by four instructors from Meiji University (Masami Kobayashi, Manuel Tardits, Hiroyuki Sasaki and Tomoaki Tanaka), one from Chulalongkorn, Francisco Garcia Moro, and Tsuto Sakamoto from National University of Singapore. It was a collaborative effort involving students and instructors from three universities working together to redevelop a riverfront neighborhood of Bangkok. The process started with a site survey with the whole group to analyze the current conditions of the site. INDA students introduced NUS and Meiji students to parts of Bangkok that

they do not put in guide books. The students were required to create both drawings and models for the whole site, envisioning the possible strategies for the ideal future image of Bangkok riverfront. This joint design workshop allowed for exchange of knowledge across institutions and national borders. We not only got to explore various ways of thoughts, but also got to create great relationship with students from different parts of Asia, forming great connections for us as future architects.

and professionals from The University of Melbourne and from KTH in Stockholm (DEX.2), experiments with fabric and the creation of inhabitable installations with professionals from OMA Hong Kong (DEX.3), the development of strategic solutions for the future of street food vending in Bangkok with professors from Parsons NYC (DEX.4), and the re-design of theme park attractions using 3D scanning and digital anamorphic projection with professors from City University of Hong Kong. Text: Fredrik Hellberg, Y3 Coordinator, DEX Coordinator



Social Rifting

Fredrik Hellberg (Chulalongkorn University, Space Popular) Nandi Nobell (KTH Stockholm), Mond Qu (University of Melbourne, UnitedMake)

The workshop explored social interactions and connections between virtual and physical worlds using the cutting edge software and hardware. The workshop was directed by Fredrik Hellberg, Third Year Coordinator at INDA, Mond Qu, from Melbourne University and the founder and director of UnitedMake, an experience designer, Nandi Nobell, from KTH Stockholm. The workshop used Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset as a tool to

Manipulating Fabric 2.0

explore the boundary between virtual and physical space by having people experience a 3D virtual world to develop interactions with the physical world. Each group developed and identified a different approach of creating social interactions using the game development software Unity and the DK2. The outcome of the workshop was a social event for people to experience a connection shared by the virtual world and physical world. The final result of the

Yarinda Bunnag (Chulalongkorn University), Roberto Requejo (OMA, Hong Kong)

workshop aimed to create projects that can be shared and experienced through the internet. So, students documented the process with videos, and created manuals so that others could set up the physical scene and replicate the experience.

The workshop explored the use of fabric and related elements as materials for spatial design, with the aim of creating a single large-scale installation. Manipulating Fabric 2.0 expanded beyond the exclusive use of fabric and considered the potential of other textile materials such as threads and nets. Color, layering, and translucency also played key roles in contributing to the overall effects of the formal exercises, and were actively addressed throughout the process of developing the final piece. The workshop was taught by Roberto Requejo, Senior Architect from OMA ,

Hong Kong, and Yarinda Bunnag, Fourth Year Coordinator at INDA, Chulalongkorn University. The final design embarked on the modular approach, with the objective of creating a compelling immersive environment that allows visitor’s movement to be part of the spatial transformation. The goal was to connect the modules and formed a large suspending surface that could be triggered with ‘footsteps’, using a system of point-specific string connection and a trampoline-like ground surface.



Vending Negotiations

Quilian Riano, Nadine Rachid (TA), Maria Ramirez (TA) (Parsons, NYC)

The workshop was taught by Preechaya Sittipunt, INDA Director, Quilian Riano from Parsons the New School for Design faculty along with the help of two teaching assistants, Maria Guadaupe Morales and Nadine Rachid, also from Parsons. The participants were tasked to illuminate the negotiation between city and vendor, and answer the question, “what can the city provide for the vendor?” The result of the workshop was a rich array of design

proposals, all directed towards either improving or protecting the Thai vending culture. For example, one project proposed a roof that gives light to each vendor, organizing wires, and providing identity to night bazaar. Another example is a modular service provided for Khaosarn’s tourists who are given the much needed digital maps, money exchange booths, as well as public electrical chargers.



Digital Anamorphism

Tobias Klein and Sergej Mejer (City University of Hong Kong and Studio Tobias)

The workshop explored the dichotomy between precise construction and narrative pictorial effect. The workshop was taught by Tobias Klein from City University of Hong Kong and Studio Tobias Klein, and assisted by Klein’s former student Sergej Mejer. The starting point of this workshop was a series of plans and sections of existing Disney attractions, which were the base of the explorations into modes of representation and construction. These plans and sections were used in order to create a series of 3D models and subsequent renderings that epitomize the binary tension between representation and construction. Each student created their own reading and artificially enhanced version of a Disney attraction in the form of 2 large-scale rendering, and a re-designed, redeveloped, and challenged set of plans and sections; opening the dichotomy between “real” and “fake.” Students used Rhinoceros, Autodesk 3ds Max, 3D scanning software, and Adobe Photoshop to create an articulated set of documents of their own augmented natural imitation.



Studio Work Year 1


00 Sirapob Thangseresuk and Thanapon Wongsanguan, Interface



Year 1 has introduced students to the fundamentals of design through concepts of form, experience, space, site, use, context and program. Projects throughout the past academic year framed critical inquiries into abstraction, logical thinking, and forming arguments in drawn, imagined, and written construct. In the two studio based courses Design 1 & 2 coupled with Design Tools and Skills (DTS) 1 & 2, students were encouraged to develop conceptual thinking in close relation to representation techniques. The first and second semester each generated design strategies with a distinct increase of scale, complexity and design techniques. The first semester was entirely based on drawing and making by hand. Project 1 focused on formal operations and logical abstraction through the definition and redefinition of a cube. Project 2 challenged students to build a physical interface, unifying the human body with an everyday routine: the act of consumption. Project 3 dealt with environments in relation to space and temporal elements. Five sequential spaces established a relation between body, climate, space, and experience. The second semester introduced students into programmatic and contextual constraints applying digital tools of design. Project 1 was a one week vertical competition with second year students. The design brief of this competition was based on the regeneration of the river front in Porto through the proposal of a public swimming pool.

Chanakarn Assavasirisilp’s cube transformation

The Rock Show exhibiting exercises on topographical mapping from Design Tools and Skills course

Project 2 immersed students in the study of the relationship of a human body and a surface in the design of climbing holds and subsequently a climbing wall. Through a radical reinterpretation of space, students were introduced with their first implementation of program. Students developed architectural logic out of systematically constructed topographies. These topographies were developed from the material and analytical design of a hand or foot hold and a strategic series of climbing routes with increased complexity. Project 3 challenged students to collectively design a Metropolis, strategizing different types of spaces and modes of exchange. These were generally defined through the immediacy of a human to a room, the view from a room to a street, the adjacency of a street to a building, a building to a block, a block to a neighborhood, a neighborhood to a district, and so forth‌ Metropolis has been composed of districts, blocks, buildings and rooms - structured within a spatial and organisational hierarchy of grids, over the crossing point of Desert, Forest, Fields, and Seafront. Students were challenged to appropriate the guidelines formulated and drawn in a given master plan of 4 linear roads. This grid was the primary agent imposing limits and connections within the development of each district. During the final phase, scale and roles were inverted as students individually wrote scenarios for inhabitation in their building block. Design strategies of each habitat speculated on the act of human intervention composed through 3 strategically defined images. Year 1, as such, was formed into an operational entity - challenging the conventional modes of both architectural design and policy making. Text: Tijn van de Wijdeven, Y1 Co-Coordinator

Drawing of the Room by Kaan Vanapruks (Course : Design 2)



Studio Work Year 1

Kaan Vanapruks interacting with Design 1’s geometric transformations

The design of District 5 in the Metropolis

A co-habitat between a 3D printer and its supervisor by Sirapob Thangseresuk

Physical model of Climbing Wall by Kirata Manlekha (Course : Design 2)

The Embassy of Bhutan by Kamphol Kitwirat

Studio Work Year 2



Studio Work Year 2 Phantira Maneejak, United Arab Emirates Embassy

Y2 studio introduces students to issues of identity and representation in architecture. Projects are generally oriented towards an understanding of context with a strong emphasis on cultural context and less so on physical context or site. It is usually the first time students embark on a semester-long project which involves research-driven design; learning about research techniques and different design methods. During the first semester of the past academic year students were asked to study a corporation with the aim of designing a tower for the corporation. Students had to develop an understanding of the way a corporation works in order to propose the best office environment. Furthermore, the challenge was greater as students were asked to design the tower in groups of 3; having to negotiate priorities, compromise certain aspects and collaborate with others in merging the iden-

tities of 3 corporations. This resulted in complex volumes that reflected the innovative and heterogeneous interior systems, breaking with the common repetition of floors in towers and instead creating vertical hybrids designed from the inside out. The second semester was dedicated to the design of an embassy. Each student was free to choose a country for which to design an embassy in a given site in Bangkok. Students went through initial exercises to research on national and institutional identity, after which they were given a detailed list of functional and security specifications for an embassy. The designs looked into the different ways in which architecture can communicate to its users and visitors spatially, formally, and ornamentally whilst meeting the complex set of requirements for an embassy today.

Euangaraya Sangpradab, Embassy of the Netherlands



Googleplex by Tanskul Suwannakudt, Prokchol Vataniyobol, Suwijak Prayoonprom

In combination, both projects were meant to provide students with experience in dealing with contextual research beyond the more typical site analysis, and learn how to respond to it with a design proposal, as well as introduce them to new fields within which architecture can engage. Text: Lara Lesmes, Y2 Coordinator

Sitanan Bhengbhun, Madagascar Embassy



Studio Work Year 3

Panitnan Patanayindee, Collective Habitat





During the past academic year the third year studio continued to challenge contemporary architecture through the methods of modern practice. The two projects offered to third year students during this academic year placed a heavy focus on structural and infrastructural innovation by working from the detail to the whole. From column to beam to structural system and from vehicle to flow to terminal building. In the first semester students were challenged to envision the future of public housing in Bangkok with a focus on structural solutions and visions for

Panitnan Patanayindee, Collective Habitat

Studio Work Year 3

Panitnan Patanayindee, Collective Habitat

Eakapob Huangthanapan, River Connection Project

social engagement. Students started the project by designing experimental structural elements such as columns, beams and walls that later led to a unique yet feasible structural system.


00 Supakrit Wongviboonsin, Collective Habitat

Eakapob Huangthanapan, Collective Habitat

Students were also asked to write manifestos declaring and defining their intentions for the future of Bangkok’s housing. In the second semester students designed new public transport systems for the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok driven by innovative maritime infrastructure. After studying the river in groups, students individually designed river crafts to literally drive the projects that would later lead to the design of a terminal building and an infrastructural network from north to south of the river. Text: Fredrik Hellberg, Y3 Coordinator

Sansern Prapa-apirat, River Connection project

Studio Work Year 4

Prapasri Khunakridatikarn, Digital Stereotomy



Morgane Huot-Marchand, EAT Studio

Studio Work Year 4 Kannawat Limratepong, Bangkok IT

Y4 option studios continue to offer our seniors a wide range of topics for research and design exploration. Last year, we had architecture studios that focused on obsolete typologies, government spaces, gastronomical delights, as well as other large scale public buildings such as technology campuses and libraries. We had interior architecture studios that designed pop up hotels and exhibition spaces. Lara Lesmes introduced a structural studio on stone stereotomy - yielding copious 3D printed models and large scale stone prototypes.

We explored larger scale urban design in Ayuthaya, Koh Mak, and Samut-Prakarn. Chon Supawongse led a landscape urbanism studio that covered an area as large as the Gulf of Thailand. Sutee Anantsuksomsri took the students in his Resilient Cities studio to participate in the City and Disaster workshop in Prague - a collaboration between INDA, New York Institute of Technology and the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic - producing radical proposals in response to climate change and terrorism.

Morgane Huot-Marchand, EAT Studio

Kannawat Limratepong, Bangkok IT



Pichayut Sirawongprasert, Feasty!

We aim to continue developing our option studio program to address contemporary issues both globally and locally, to offer an opportunity for the students to explore new design tools and methodologies, as well as to connect our students to a larger network of academia and professionals, so that our students could broaden and deepen their field of enquiry as they are nearing the completion of their bachelor program from Chulalongkorn. Text: Yarinda Bunnag, Y4 Coordinator

Guntana Thongpiyapoom, The Bunker Library of Nana District

Nutcha Somboonthanasarn, The Visceral Interlude, a library in Siam Square



Architecture, Community, and Ecology

Architecture, Community, and Ecology aims to escalate a level of critical thinking and broaden individual perception beyond physical structures and design disciplines that isolate viabilities and oversimplify complexities. Faced with changing circumstances, designs have evolved from merely spatial arrangements to the diverse realms that embrace extensive ranges of operational disciplines. Ecology is not a theme, it is a process. The class focuses on “shed� defined by different degrees of waste, water, mobility, food, and

energy. Permanence does not exist. The class conceptualizes community and landscape as dynamic mediums that evolve and transform over time. Shaping urban structures involves multiple agencies. Public participation is encouraged to build collaboration in alleviating environmental degradations and protecting natural resources. Text: Chon Supawongse, Course Coordinator





Structures Collaboration with studio

At INDA, models play an essential role in the learning experience, allowing students to develop a feeling for materials, connections, and three dimensionality of structures. In the second year Construction Technology course, students produced sectional models of an architect designed house, which involved learning how to read architectural drawings, as well as how to represent construction details in model form. The section models help students to see ways of solving the technical problems that always occur behind the

surface appearance of architectural designs. In both second and third year technology courses, students are required to produce a model of their own project from Design Studio, encouraging students to form their own connections between technology and design, and allowing them to follow through their design ideas down to a detailed level. Text: Dr. Scott Drake, Course Coordinator, Academic Coordinator


The study of Eastern + Western Philosophy in the second semester of the third year continues the development of a student’s study of architecture through the concept of a theoretical set of ideas (studied in the first semester in Contemporary Theory + Ideology) to a philosophical framework in this subject. Across the lectures, selected themes of architecture, such as space, time, gravity, light, memory, and place, were discussed with reference to architectural examples and overlapped with a timeline of developing philosophical theories from ancient through the Renaissance to contemporary philosophical theory. Over the two semesters, the aim is to broaden student’s insight into different theoretical and philosophical ideas to gain an appreciation of the influence of these ideas on the making and understanding of architecture and the built environment. The major project of Eastern + Western Philosophy was to consider and research one of these philosophical ideas discussed through the semester and produce a three dimensional form as a response to this theory. The format was limited to the size of a portrait A4 dimension in order to assemble an exhibition of the works, which were displayed in the architecture faculty following submission in April, 2015. In transforming philosophical idea and theory to form, the intention is to translate and enrich the design process that is undertaken in studio projects. Text: Peter Fisher, Course Coordinator


Eastern + Western Philosophy and Paradigms in Architectural Design



Post-Modern Photography



This focus of the Post-Modern Photography (PMP) course was on postmodern and contemporary photographic practice from the last century to the present, and introduced many aspects of what is considered postmodern photography during that time period. Students learned to recognize and discuss the ambiguity of the terms “Post-Modern” and “Modern” in reference to photography, and also discerned characteristics and attributes of Post-Modern photography.

ty of modes and methods in photography that has the intention of interjecting a context and a story to say something about society, about culture, about consumerism, and the human condition.

Students learned to identify prominent Post-Modern photographers, samples of their work, their contextual reference, historical significance, and their influence in the photographic field. During their major projects, students considered the way that socio-cultural contexts and individual artists’ stories influenced the production of post-modern art and its relation to the consumption of visual culture. In turn, the students distinguished a varie-

Text: Dr. Michael Jones, Program Manager, Course Coordinator

Most of the students had very little previous experience in photography beyond posting simple pictures on social media sites. By the end of the class, students were able to produce excellent quality photographs.


Exchange Program

École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, Paris, France

The INDA student exchange program has proven to be a popular avenue for students who would like to spend quality time abroad. It is also proving to be an attractive site for students coming to INDA – both short and long term. The exchange program continues to incrementally expand each year and promises to lead to more engagement on the global level. The steady increase of students going abroad is reflected by a look at the past three years starting with the 2013-14 school year in which 29 students went abroad. Last year for the 2014-15 school year, 40 students went abroad; and this coming 2015-16 school year will see 49 INDA students going abroad. Aside from INDA becoming a large launching pad for INDA students going abroad, it is also becoming a popular destination for international students to conduct their exchange. Last year, 20 international students spent a semester at INDA with an additional five spending a second semester here. This coming school year, INDA is expecting 24 inbound students to spend a semester here. Not only are there more international exchanges at INDA, the

Exchange Programs Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA

Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England

number of partner institutions has increased to 22 with the addition of three countries: Chile, Switzerland, New Zealand, and first presence in South Korea, and Taiwan. Next year it’s hoped that INDA will have new partners in Aspen, Colorado (USA), Portugal, Italy, and Austria. While surely speculative, it is not at all unbelievable to imagine that, at some future date when humans are asked to settle extra-terrestrially, an INDA student will be there to lay down the first foundation for designing and building a new world. Text: Dr. Michael Jones, Program Manager

Exchange Program


Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community

Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community

Food on Wheels Location: Khao Yai National Park, Thailand Instructor: Francisco Garcia Moro

Food on Wheels Design Build Project aims to conceive, design and execute a Thai food delivery system to serve campers and visitors at Khao Yai National Park. The project will conclude with the construction of an operational food delivery unit that will serve the park and other tourist destinations in Thailand. The project provides students an opportunity to get involved in multiple disciplines: branding, logistics, financial planning, car design, and mobility.

conceived new ways of serving, wrapping and branding. Once a set of proposals was defined, the participants split into three teams, each one focusing on different issues – car and kitchen design; business development and branding.

Food on Wheels does not only want nature lovers to be able to enjoy quality food while visiting parks and outdoor recreation areas in Thailand. It is also a didactic unit that displays and instructs visitors the different culinary varieties within the country, while encouraging the clients to build their own menu based on main four Thai regional cuisines.

The food delivery unit will improve environmental conditions in the camping areas of Khao Yai National Park and act as a mobile contemporary exhibitor of the uniqueness of Thai food.

During the first two weeks, eleven INDA students conducted research on Thai food and

Ignition, Pop-Up Stage Location: Penafiel, Portugal Instructor: Nuno Melo Sousa

This year in September, the town of Penafiel in Portugal will host the Ignition Music and Architecture Festival. Its stage, a 4 meter by 4 meter creation, was designed and constructed by INDA students. The task was to create a strong visual image that will help identify the festival’s soul and spirit. This design-build workshop provided students with the opportunity and hands-on experience to explore work with traditional materials such as wood and metal, and more experimental materials along the way.

Students also created the logos and refined the concepts that will lead to the physical food delivery unit and, finally, got into the detailed car design specifications.

Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community a wave. Based on the aqueous concept, THARA, which means river in Thai, was the title given to the project. While the project was not able to be constructed within the time frame of the workshop, students learned valuable lessons in working collectively in the formation of a design and learned to work within the constraints of real clients. Construction is expected to start in March 2016.

The design was inspired by the movement of water. Students proposed to create a light path by using the eco-friendly material such as Bodhi pebbles that glow in the dark by absorbing the solar energy. Furniture would be created using eco-friendly “green board” to construct a form of

Light Path Project: THARA Asiatique


The Light Path Project / THARA was conducted in cooperation with the Asiatique management team to develop the promenade space adjacent to the Asiatique Sky. The current site is vacant, and the Asiatique team would like to develop the space into an extra event area. The Asiatique management team specified the desire for a flexible space with loose furniture that is durable, built with eco-friendly materials, and has lighting that could motivate pedestrian engagement. The goal was to transform an inactive space into an engaging space that motivates pedestrians to walk the length of the promenade.

Location: Asiatique Riverfront, Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Jon Grant, Gianluca Vernizzi and Pim Invasa

Bodhi Entrepreneurial Design Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Evgeniia Sidovova

The objective of the workshop is to provide students an introduction into the field of fashion design. The workshop was held in collaboration with Bodhi, an independent Italian Brand, inspired by quantum physics and fractal geometry, driven by proprietary photo excitation pigment technology and design in coatings, fabric, glass and plastics. Bodhitec, the core technology of Bodhi, is REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) certified pigments taken from the aero spatial Industry and re-engineered through special proprietary manufacturing

processes as to allow temporary light emission after their absorption of photons (UV light) in 1 hour exposure to natural sun light or artificial light. The Bodhitec pigments are available in green and electric blue. Focusing on the common features of architecture and clothing – materials, environment, ornamentation, ergonomics, structure/anatomy, scale and proportions - students had the opportunity to design a product and develop prototypes bomber jacket, micro backpack, and sneakers. The exploration of Thai traditional technique and typology of weaving with innovative Bodhi material gives

the uniqueness and certain authentic features to the designed products. Ultimately, students learned how to develop a business plan for the product by understanding the different components of the supply chain, such as production, distribution, marketing, and assessing their cost. As a result, students possess a global picture of developing a product - from inception to end use at the store. The students developed promotional materials for publication and organized an event to celebrate the completion of the project.



Chonnabot Location: Khon Kaen, Thailand Instructor: Peter Strzebniok

This years Design Build for Community collaboration with Mitsubishi Elevators took us to Chonnabot in Khon Kaen province where we were asked to replace an old canteen that has been damaged by years of flooding and termite infestation with a new structure that can accommodate 250 students. It is very hard if not impossible to study with an empty stomach and as we all remember from when we went to school, the lunch break was amongst every student’s favorite time of the day. The canteen is also the one place where everyone comes together on a regular basis, allowing students to develop friendships and to foster a sense of community. With that in mind we set out to create more than just a roof under which students can eat, but to create a new center for the school that can be used for a variety of purposes and that most importantly will serve as a new symbol for the community.

During a period of three weeks we surveyed the site, developed several design options, researched different materials and construction methods, created a set of construction documents that were coordinated with contractors and engineers and presented the results to our sponsors and client before heading to Chonnabot for another three weeks in order to engage with the community and to help the contractor with various aspects of construction. The project is currently under construction and is expected to be completed at the end of August with the grand opening ceremony to take place in November. Follow us at

Community Pier, Lad Prao 48 Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Ekapob Suksudpaisarn

This Design Build for Community studio renovated an existing community pier on Lad Prao canal behind soi Lad Prao 48/3. The existing condition of the pier was a makeshift bamboo roof, constructed within the community’s limited capability and budget. The pier is quite active within this community along Lad Prao canal and being used from continuing education center, occupational school, healthcare center, fire/rescue boat and community police among other usages through out the year. The community requested to have a larger usable area for the pier covering the nearby garden to be used as a small museum - showcasing community’s heritage. Students explored different design options and

developing solutions along with the community until the final approval in which the new pier will not only fulfil all the requirements but also become a gateway, a meeting point and a new identity for the community. The new pier design, as proposed by the students and constructed by a local contractor, explores the possibility of how the roof and the wall partition becomes one single continuous fluid object that will dissolve into the canal. The roof extends from the existing gable roof and splits into 4 different roofs, allowing natural indirect sunlight into the space below. These four roofs curved down and become a partition protecting the pier and subsequently disappear into the canal. The construction is expected to be completed by end of August 2015

Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community

Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Kanwipa Methanuntakul

This design build project focuses on designing a store concept for a luxury brand. To communicate the brand’s identity effectively, students are required to study store formats in order to generate novel relationships between the customer and the brand. The context chosen for investigation is bEIGE (luxury multi-label fashion and accessories store) in Bangkok. More than a fashion boutique, bEIGE Flagship was designed by the famous interior architect Paolo Giachi. Located at Siam Paragon, the largest high-end mall with the highest traffic in Bangkok, bEIGE boutique is on the main floor, 4 doors down from Chanel and Louis Vuitton with the size of 264 square meter retail space. Within its luxury open space, shoppers can find all the well known international brands displayed amongst exclusive chosen furniture of the aforementioned designer. Key research topics for students were to investigate female consumer behavior in luxury market and to speculate

Hop Learning Centre, Nongkhai Location: Nong Khai, Thailand Instructor: Scott Drake

Each year Erawan Hotel Group sponsors the construction of a new ‘Hop Learning Centre’, a classroom building which is donated to a needy school in regional Thailand. The name relates to the Hop Inn hotels which Erawan own and operate throughout regional Thailand. This year the Hop Learning Centre was built at the Ban Wang Nam Mog school in NongKhai district in Northern Thailand. The building consists of a library and reading area, with books also donated by Erawan Group.

on how the store layout, window display, and visual merchandising techniques impact this demographic. A major challenge for students in this project is to learn how to identify and create a unique brand image that customers will immediately recognize. This project focuses mainly on window display and store layout as it plays a very important role for product displays. After the research phase, problem recognition and brand analysis, students conducted a design process with indepth understanding of luxury strategy with the purpose of brand awareness building and ultimately purchase decision. A group of students transformed visual communication into a key constituent of corporate brand image. Within bEIGE retail environment, students applied a range of methods and conveyed a retail brand message through layout design, store front design, lighting design and furniture design.


bEIGE: Luxury Multi-Label Fashion and Accessories Store


Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community

Ban Petchnumpung Location: Uthaithani, Thailand Instructor: Hans-Henrik Rasmussen

The Ban Petchnumpung project is a renovation of an existing teak pavilion, currently used for storage. The design will transform the space into a multipurpose pavilion that will to be used for various community activities. With the sponsor Hello Magazine, and the help from a local contractor, school children and their parents, the pavilion will be the school’s focal point for meditation classes, exhibitions and performances. A group of 15 INDA students are involved in the design, construction, and construction management processes. In addition, a weekly newsletter for the sponsor is being produced that provides a thorough documentation on design and renovation process.

added to the pavilion to create a flexible space, to accommodate the school and the community’s needs. Another part of the addition for the pavilion is a small staircase that will allow spectators to follow and see the activities going on inside the pavilion. The pavilion is situated at a driveway leading to the school’s main building. Once it is renovated it will become the new gateway to the school promoting the school’s teaching, events, and festivals.

The existing roof construction and the floor will be renovated, but the pavilion’s 30 year old teak columns will be incorporated into the new design. A system of different exhibition possibilities and seating arrangements will be

Airchitecture, Meteore Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Natalia Vera Vigaray

Meteore is a lighting installation that was designed and installed in the new INDA office at Chulalongkorn University. The installation is an interpretation of a natural landscape, formed out of two dimensional surfaces of translucent plastic that transform into three dimensional modular units. The surface is developed with plastic translucent sheets of different colors. The modules are designed to be fabricated in two different scales, so that they can combined to generate diversity in light quality, color, and geometry. Light shines through the colored modules, adding character to the space. While all students in the team worked together to realize the project, each student discovered and developed a unique role within the team. At the end of the workshop there were several specialists within different areas, yielding a great level of efficiency. All parts of the installation were designed by students, from the plastic units, the connections between them, the attachment to the existing wall, the lighting LED system, and even the tools to build some of the modules.


Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Tijn van de Wijdeven This Design Build project has brought us back to the earliest months of life. For the duration of five weeks, ten INDA students have inquired into the design and making of toys for 18 to 36 month old children. The philosophies set by Montessori education formed a critical reference point, allowing us to link fundamental aspects of early human development to properties concerning geometric form, composition and material. We sat silently in Montessori classrooms in order to find the most immediate yet indirect level of contact with the mind of the child. We discussed subjects of growth, early independence, learning and doing for us to discover that abstract form is the most reliable reproduction of abstract nature. We subsequently translated this notion of nature into a multitude of 10 specific concepts. Each design concept was developed through drawings and study models in close relation to product performance and purpose. Varieties of procedures, materials and techniques have been studied and tested on an ongoing basis in drawings and renderings and ultimately employed within rationalised volumetric models. This Design Build project has offered a unique and promising opportunity to define a tangible relation between the (young) human subject and its immediate space through the definition of toys. The discipline of product design as such has allowed students to appropriate the acts of designing and building in relation to space, and potentially architecture.

Design Build and Design Construction Projects for Community


New Khlong Community Port (II) Location: Bangkok, Thailand Instructor: Pau Sarquella Fabregas

The project is located on the Bang Sue Canal in Ratchadapisek, Bangkok. There are two main programs for this project: the development of a pier and the refurbishment of a child daycare center. The main goal of our work is to connect the pier and water based transportation systems to the underground train system (MRT). This connection will not only provide a greater efficiency in travel, but will also connect the community to the city’s mass transit transportation system.

space for community meetings and the clinic. The children’s daycare center is located behind the multifunctional space. Important design criteria for the daycare center were to provide more natural light and ventilation into the space, and to provide a flexible space using only furniture to separate classes. The goal of the daycare center design was to create an environment where the children would be safe and teachers would have space for necessary equipment.

The pier will be located directly in front of the child daycare center. The daycare center is an important building for the community, because it serves multiple functions. In addition to providing educational services and care for children, it also functions as a community center and clinic.

In working with the community, we learned that there were some issues that involved children being disturbed or distracted by people outside the daycare. Therefore we limited the openings to the outside, and created an interior courtyard. This place will be the new green core of the building, and will allow adequate daylight for the classroom.

Adjacent to the pier, we have designed a multifunctional


Alumni Survey

Alumni Survey Which country are you currently residing?

What is your occupational status?







United States



3.8% Unemployed

United Kingdom

5.6% others

If you are currently working, what is your employment status?

What is your field of study/work?




Full-time Employment



Urban Design, Landscape Architecture,

Started own business

Interior Design, Product Design, Graphic


Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Lighting Design, Game Design




Real Estate

Part-time Employment

9.6% Hospitality, Retail

7.7% Advertising, Marketing


Place of Study and Employment Chulalongkorn University

The University of Hong Kong

MySuites, NYC

GreenDwell Hypothesis

Columbia University

CBRE Belit

Birmingham City University

The Bartlett, UCL Better Arts Group

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Pinklao Marble & Granite


Cornell University Merge Architects, Boston TPC Asset

Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Victoria University of Wellington

Studiomake Escape Hunt

Accretive Capital Real Estate

Origami Japanese Restaurant

Atelier of Architects

Goldsmiths, University of London

BEC-Tero Entertainment

Architectural Association


Li-Zenn Publication Coins

Harvard University

Stanford University The Coup Channel Farmgroup Central Marketing Group Motif Architect Pratt Institute

The Hidden Resort & Restaurant


IR-ON Hostel & Ismore Design

Studio 4-ARCH


Mae Fah Luang Foundation



Goodland Group, Singapore


Ismore Design Studio


Chapman Taylor

Landscape Architects of Bangkok

Buro Ole Scheeren

Wisdom Consulting & Solution



Admission Requirements: PLEASE CHECK THE MOST UPDATED ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ON INDA WEBSITE. High school certificate or equivalence: Applicants have completed high school or passed the high school equivalent standard test (GED, ICGSE), or presently are in high school (Mathayom 6, grade 11-12 in the US system or year 11-13 in the British /IB system). One of the following English proficiency test scores: TOEFL with a 550 (paper-base) or 79 (internet-base) or IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 or CU-TEP with a minimum of 80 or SAT 1* (Critical Reading) with a minimum of 400 or CU-AAT* (Verbal) with a minimum of 400 One of the following Math test scores: SAT 1* (Math) with a minimum of 550 or CU-AAT* (Math) with a minimum of 550 * In case of submitting both English and Math scores from either CU-AAT or SAT, both scores must be from the same test date. Test of Aptitude in Design: CU-TAD with a minimum of 50% Portfolio: Personal work of art, craft and design in A4 size folder or binding with thickness not more than one inch. Application form with a 1,000 Baht non-refundable application fee. Verbal Interview and Writing Test Tentative Schedule: Application Period: January 2016 Announcement for interview candidates: February 2016 Interviews: February 2016 Announcement of admission results: March 2016 Enrollment: March 2016 For CU-AAT, CU-TEP and CU-TAD testing information contact: Chulalongkorn University’s Academic Testing Center: Call Center 02-218-3717 (CU-ATC Website: Detailed schedule will be updated in December on INDA Newsletter Academic Year 2014-2015 Editor / Yarinda Bunnag Project Manager / Totthong Lertvanarin Graphic Designer / Taechit Jiro Copy Editor / William Patera INDA International Program in Design and Architecture Room 409, Faculty of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Phyathai Road Bangkok 10330 Thailand Tel / +66 (0) 2218 4330 Email / Printed by Set Square Limited Partnership Printed and bound in Bangkok Š International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University




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