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Cast the Masses Teera Dhanamun


For the last several years that I have been practicing in architecture field, from academic practice in school of architecture, design in the architecture studio, management work as client representation, through construction site supervision. These all can give me the overall view of architecture in both of social, scientific and artistic term, which we as an architect have to deal with all these complexity and diversity context and deliver the result as architecture. ‘Cast The Masses’ is named after I have finished my portfolio after ten years of exploration in architectural field, from academic to professional and back to academic again. Cast in this sense may refer to the design process before the result came out as the masses, the masses of building, the masses of study model, throughout the masses as the public. Those in the end accomplish and generate the further development after our design process and our architecture. I start my academic training from the small scale of masses as the Interior Architecture. During bachelor study I can learn the way to cast and create the relationship between architecture and users, from furniture design up to the scale of building design. Then in professional practice I also start from small scale of products, exhibition and interior design at IJ Siam. After almost a year at IJ Siam I had an opportunity to join research and design architectural firm in Thailand, Prophet Archtekton. This is the place where I aroused and feel enthusiastic to work in broader and extensive scale, I begin to learn to deal with complexity in context and relationship between the big masses of architecture and masses of public. Another offer was arrive in 2006; I made a move to learn another side of the business by joining the PDC Engineering. The project management and site supervision let me to learn from both side, the owner or the client and the architect or designer, in which broader my vision about overview of the whole process. And in 2008 I have decide to go back to academic practice again at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, where architectural education is strongly oriented towards the simulation of theoretical, research together with professional practice and specialize in the field of public space from urban scale to the public building. And then I start to experience more international field with the work at Studio Arne Quinze in Brussels, Belgium and Dorsch Gruppe, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After several years of gaining experiences in various field of both academic and professional works. Moving back to architectural practice in design process is my aim, to cast from the conceptual and design development process to be the masses of architecture that begin to communicate and arouse the relationship with another masses of the public.

Teera Dhanamun

August 2011

Currliculum Vitae

ir. Teera Dhanamun (Mr.) Date of Birth Birthplace E-mail

10 June 1981 Bangkok, Thailand

Qualification and professional affiliations 2010 2003

Master of Science in Architecture Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Bachelor degree in Architecture (Interior Architecture), English Programme King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Membership of Professional Bodies Stichting Bureau Architectenregister (SBA) – (Association of Dutch Architects), The Netherlands Registration No. 1.100715.030

Special field of competence Architectural and Interior architectural design, urban scale and public space research . CAD, 3D modeling and computer graphic and presentation. Project management and construction management. Cad and 3d modelling:

Autocad, 3D Studio Max, Rhinoceros, Sketch up, V-ray

Graphic and presentation:

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In design


English, Thai, French (Basic)

Award and Publication [DIS]CONTINUITY: interventions of historical Rotterdam Archiprix 2011, The Best Dutch Graduation Project, The Netherlands ISBN 978-90-6450-758-8


Dorsch Gruppe DC Abu Dhabi GmbH, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

For sixty years, the companies of the Dorsch Gruppe has been respected consulting and engineering partners for industrial clients, private investors, and public institutions. With approximately 1,800 employees the Dorsch Group is Germany’s largest independent planning and consulting company. Thus the companies of the Dorsch Gruppe are able to plan and competently oversee projects in all stages, both in Germany as well as abroad. As Design Architect Project: Royal Villa at Jabel Hafeet, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Abu Dhabi Waterfront Development, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Heart of Europe, The World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Royal Oman Police Resident, Muscat, Oman, 2011 Responsibilities: • Responsible for conceptual to schematic architectural and design process • Responsible for conceptual to schematic master planning process • Responsible for conceptual technical design process


Studio Arne Quinze, Brussels, Belgium

SAQ (Studio Arne Quinze) is a conceptual and interdisciplinary design agency specialized in developing spatial sceneries and concepts. The practice relies on a broad range of competencies where architects, interior designers, urbanists, video-artists and graphic designers team up according to the specific orientation or necessities of each project. SAQ believes strongly in co-operation and regularly invites professional experts or companies to participate in the materialization or the elaboration of an idea. During the 6 months contract period I have been evolved and participated in conceptual design development and presentation process of , As Design Architect Bel Air Masterplan, Brussels, Belgium AGC Headquarter Competition, Belgium Swatch Flagship store, Place Vendome, Paris, France Brussel Court House Competition, Brussels, Belgium Business complex, Zwevegem, Belgium

2008 - 2010

Master student at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

While being in various fields of professional work for 5 years, I decide to go back to academic field and Europe was the best destination to explore in architectural field from history, theory, through technology. MSc 3 and 4 : Public Realm, Urban redevelopment in relation to public realm of Rotterdam Within the theme of context and modernity in the 21st century the studio will focus on ‘public building’ in the Netherlands. The research and design studio of Public Realm Rotterdam will explore the meaning of public realm in architecture,explore the meaning of public realm in the light of current urban redevelopments in the city centre ofRotterdam. The city municipality has just launched a competition for the site of the former ‘Stadskantoor’. The site islocated behind the Rotterdam town hall on the Coolsingel that dates from the thirties. The site is an existing urban block in the city. The characteristic L-shaped part of the block dating from the 1950 has to be preserved. Later additions will be demolished. There is a competition program provided, but the studio will be invited to develop different programs based on through research and own insights. In potential, the site can house offices, dwellings and shops and also social-cultural facilities. Mixed programmes and new strategies have to be developed to meet the social, cultural, political and economic problems and needs of the Rotterdam city centre in the 21st century. Such strategies can involve themes such as a public realm for a diversity of city inhabitants . Theory and practice together form the ground on which the discourse of studio Public Realm is founded. (This graduation project was nominated to the Netherlands 2011 Archiprix, The Best Dutch Graduation Projects) MSc 2 : The Why Factory, Death of leisure city MVRDV together with Delft University of Technology runs a new think tank: The Why Factory. The course wants to give argumentation back to the architectural and urbanistic world. and concentrates on the production of models and visualizations for future cities. This studio focuses on research and theorization on how to make new cities. It researches possible directions of our urban futures in the theme of ‘Death of leisure city’. Together with the collaborators that look into leisure from political, economic, social and cultural perspective. The research will process various data and information in order to embrace the whole world of leisure and pinpoint it’s urban implications. Furthermore, it will make hypothesis on how leisure should become a creative force for our cities. MSc 1 : Public Realm, Casablaca Mediatheque The program of the Médiathèque epitomizes the coexistence of two different layers of the public realm: a layer of traditional urban public space and a more recent layer represented by developments as the worldwide web. It raises questions as: what is the meaning of architecture in relation to a public realm that is composed of squares and streets, as well as of virtual fora and chat rooms? Which architectural typology corresponds to the program of the Médiathèque? Does the enticement of several layers of the public realm offer new possibilities for centrality within the city and thus for new public buildings? This studio is in collaboration with the Schools of Architecture in Casablanca and Rabat (Morocco). With the growing internationalization of architectural practice architects are increasingly working in a condition of ‘displacement’. This studio wants to investigate which tools, instruments and approaches architects have available to operate within a cultural condition that is not their own.

2007 - 2008

Freelance base Architect

Project: Buddha Historical Park, Nakornsawan, Thailand This project I colloboratively worked with Prophet Archtekton, my former company in 2004. The project is to create historical and monumental park area about Buddha in Nakornsawan, the largest province in the central part of Thailand. As Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for conceptual architectural design process • Responsible for conceptual master planning process

Project: Westcon Co.,Ltd. New Head Office, Thailand Westcon is one of the largest contractors and this project is to design their new 2,500 sq.m. head office in Bangkok, with the concept of opening space to creat team-work atmosphere in working, which is the main concept of the company. As Project Architect

2006 - 2007

PDC Engineering Co.,ltd.

PDC Engineering Co.,Ltd. is the Project Management firm that is specialized in all industrial work in a part ofbuilding, building services and machine installation. To help client establish commercial justification for the project, identify the key facilities, develop master plan layout and equipment required including advising on local and international code. Project: Monexco- Freeze Dryer and Seasoning Factory, Thailand The Monexco-Freeze Dryer and Seasoning factory is a manufacturing plant of dry powdered onion, garlic and seasoning for exporting to the Philippines. The factory capacity is around 100 ton per day with 24 hour operation covering area of approximate 12,000sq.m. As Project Co-ordinator Responsibilities: • Co-ordinate with architect in design process • Involve in project planning, contract administration and construction plan • Interior design for office area Project: MAIS Biscuit Factory, Thailand The MAIS project is a manufacturing plant of biscuits and noodle in Chonburi province. The production capacity of the project is based on two biscuit lines, followed by a noodle product line covering area of approximate 10,000 sqm. The forecasted production would be 5 biscuit lines and 5 noodle lines at its ultimate development. The plant was to be built to accommodate export to Asia Pacific. As Project Co-ordinator and Site Architect Responsibilities: • Co-ordinate with various consultants, subcontractors and client to ensure that all the work complies with specification and client needs. • Responsible for architectural design process. • Responsible for tendering main contractor package and reviewing scope of work • On site supervision.

2004 - 2006

Prophet Archtekton Co.,Ltd.

Prophet Archtekton Co.,Ltd. is the architectural firm in Bangkok, Thailand. The firm work is around the country with the wide range of project from the large scale ones to houses and also interior design. The firm serves client from the government, city, public company to private project. Project: Chom Nan Recreation Project, Thailand Chom Nan Recreation project is the public recreation area along river side of Nan river with approximate 2 km.length. Project includes grand stand for traditional boat race, public park, outdoor auditorium, historical war memorial. As Architect Responsibilities: • Involve in project master planning • Responsible for architectural design of grand stand, public park and playground area Project: Panarima Kindergarten, Thailand Panarima Kindergarten is 2,000 sq.m. kindergarten in the city of Phitsanulok, Thailand with the main concept of natural study among the nature and surrounding environment. As Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for research ,concept design and architectural design. • Responsible for construction drawings.

Project: D-House private resident, Thailand The 350 sq.m. private house in Bangkok with the concept of Thai contemporary and environmentally friendly house using the most natural light and ventilation. As Project Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for architectural design process, construction permit process and all construction drawings. • Responsible for budget control and tender. • Responsible for quality control of construction. Project: Pranburi seaside restaurant and beach house, Thailand This 2 unit beach house is for a sample house for future real-estate project at seaside beach in Pranburi adjacent to restaurant together with future leisure facilities include seaside restaurant which will be a complete resort. As Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for architectural conceptual design process Project: GAT concept branch, Thailand GAT (Global Agro Trade) is the stock investment in agriculture product for Thai government. The project is to design the concept of flagship branch in Bangkok and Phitsanulok, which will be opened around the country. As Interior Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for interior design of existing building renovation. • Responsible for concept facade design for the brand. Project: Dr.Narin Dental Clinic, Thailand This project is 120 sq.m. dental clinic interior design together with exterior signage. Create the concept of modern,healthy and clean space for dental service. As Interior Architect Project: Sabai Sabai pub and restaurant, Thailand This renovated 3 storey building with approximate area of 350 sq.m. pub and restuarant is located on Kowsarn Road area, one of the most popular nightlife place in Bangkok with the concept of vertical volumn space and Thai contemporary decoration. As Interior Architect Responsibilities: • Responsible for interior design. • Coordinate with engineer for structural renovation.


IJ Siam Co.,Ltd.

IJ Siam is the company that provides full service in printing design and advertisement media in Thailand, My position here is in-house designer resonsible for interior design, exhibition design and product design. Project: Renovate all IJ Siam Shops, Thailand This project is to re-design all 3 IJ Siam printing centers in Bangkok according to the re-branding image of the company. As Interior Architect and Product designer Responsibilities: • Responsible for interior design and furniture design for all 3 shops. • Responsible for product design of packaging and Point of Purchase to be used in 3 shops and for retail stores all over the country. Project: IJ Siam Exhibition Booth, Thailand The company has to exhibit their product and services about at least 5 times per year so they need to use the same concept of yearly exhibition with knock down exhibition furniture. As Exhibition Designer Responsibilities: • Responsible for main concept and design of 2003 exhibition. • Responsible for design the furniture and all knock down systems.

Part I Academic works Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology Play Rotterdam Graduation Project,Public Realm Studio 2009-2010 Measure Leisure MSC2 T?F 2009 Micropolis MSC2 T?F Workshop 2009 Streaming Media v.1.0 MSC1 Public Realm Studio 2008 School of Architecture, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi CMVMV Bachelor Degree graduation Project 2003 Mobile Housing Student Competition project 2003

[DIS]CONTINUITY: interventions of historical Rotterdam Stadskantoor Rotterdam (This graduation project was nominated from TU Delft to entry the Netherlands 2011 Archiprix competition) Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Stage: Graduation Project, Public Realm Studio Design Period: 2009-2010 Area: 33,890 sq.m. Programme: Hybrid building of city offices, city shops, forum, commercial, exposition hall, atelier, hotel and popstage

Published in Archiprix 2011 Book

The studio is aimed to exploring the meaning in the light of current urban redevelopments in city center of Rotterdam. The site of former ‘Stadskantoor’ that was just announce to be a competition from city municipality in early 2009.

Site islocated in transition area between commercial and residential context and surrounded by historical building, City Hall, Post office and L-shape building from 1950’s that has to be preserve. The goal is to create urban

redevelopment in relation to public realm with new programmes and strategies.

The Group research on urban scenario theme is ‘The Revival of Historic Rotterdam’, focus on how to using the historical assets to improve city center towards the future. Principle and secondary area were selected to improve in the city center area to develop and connect to the historical assets from the research.

Urban Scenario theme is ‘The Revival of Historic Rotterdam’, focus on how to using the historical assets to improve city center towards the future. Urban morphology, start by mapping of water and urban area during 17th to 19th century which shown that the city center area is always have high density of residential and commercial in the city center area according to the fact that it was port city and lots of worker live in city center.

During MSc3, the group research and individual essay were executed. The range of research various from small scale, Public-Private-Collective space in relation to condensed and mixed building typologies, and large scale to create the urban scenario and master plan as a whole group. And the conclusion came out as the published booklet in the theme of ‘Rotterdam City4’.

Master plan concept = Embracing of different functions While the whole city-centre of Rotterdam seems to be build up out of long linear connections (visual and physical),with a lot of overview and without obstructions or suprises, our site seems to be the exception. Instead of demolishing parts of obstructing buildings, an guiding circulation of connection points is created, based on programmatic attractors.

01 filled up with the mass

04 lift up horizontal skyscrapper

02 carving out the main circulation and plinth

05 part that pick up to develop

03 carving out the atrium

06 new square at stadtshaus straat

Circulation in the building

slow vs fast

Point of departure and design concept

speed and image of public space

temporarity and flexibility

mixing arrangement programmes

The building is not a solid form to exist in the site that surrounded by solid mass of historical building consider the building and programs as an organism that is not autonomous and can be flow at various speed artificial and

natural urbanlandscape that connect together.

If the architecture can only be exist as an relationship, then ‘How can the relationship to be design?’

01 considert the existing and the new buidling as a whole mass

02 carving out the mass to connect atrium with outdoor square

03 erasing architecture

04 two core connect the 2 wing of existing building together

05 free stading platform attached to the core

06 creat the mass to host the exposition hall

slow/fast enter/leaving inside/outside showing/erasing The relationship between human body and environment that can mediate by architecture.

Interior space and material can represent the flexibility in space like in the main atrium, creative market and interactive library, also the finishing of the floor like carpet can be in graphic or some color depend on the function of the space

Main color the space is grey scale that define the space by different degree of transparent and translucent.

Secondary color of the space is the color of furniture or kiosk in flexible space that can lead the user to the space

And the within this relationship between different degree of transparent and translucent, people who generate the activities inside this space will be the last part of the color that can fill up this space and change all the time

Flexibility of semi-outdoor square that connect to the entrance from Meent side ‘play’ between building, urban context and public

Different degree of transparent and translucent continue from the core and the edge, from exterior to interior and also represent the hierarchy between the existing and the new building and the building with the site context

Play Rotterdam, the interaction between the people and the city that mediated by the architecture, the flexibility in space planning and materializtion that can arouse the people to ‘play’ with the architecture and the city.

Drawings and model

Measure Leisure The Why Factory, MSc2 Research and Design project Location: All around the world Stage: MSc2 project Design Period: 2009 Area: - sq.m. Programme: Research and design explore in the theme of ‘Death of leisure city’ Within the theme of ‘Death of leisure city’, I have the fascination in the number of consumption in the leisure city and how to make it more efficency that become the point of departure for my research and develop into design strategy later on in the concept of ‘Measure Leisure’.

Conclusion from the first part of research can brieftly describe that all the facilities that provide for leisure nowadays was overestimate, that may lead to the ‘Death of Leisure City’ situation. The point of departure for design section is how to make more efficient leisure from the number of exisitng facilities.

Compress leisure strategy for weekend in the first 3 years, according to research the leisure city will devide into 3 types of density with the fuction that suitable for each density.

This type of leisure city will locared along the coastline with different type of infrastructure that can transport all the people from the working city or the mainland.

Decompress leisure strategy for the fourth year will be based on the theme of

‘Leisure Olympic’ that each city will have to nominate for the selection to be the host every 4 years same as the Olympic. Then the case study explore on when The Netherlands make a nomination toqualified to be the host of Leisure Olympic.

The situation is otherway around when Dubia make a proposal for ‘leisure olympic’ with 851 manmade island of The World and The Palm to host the Leisure Olympic.

Streaming Media v.1.0 Casablanca Mediatheque MSc1 Public Realm Studio Location: Casablanca, Morocco Stage: MSc1 project (Group Work) Design Period: 2008 Area: 45,000 sq.m. Programme: Mediatheque that contains library, auditorium, gallery, exhibition space, commercial, together with the metro station and artist pavilion in the landscape. The program of the MÊdiathèque combined with the diversity in city of Casablanca and the site context that located in between the 3 different characteristic of the Casablanca, ( The medina; traditional ancient islamic city, European town; the development from French urbanist during the colonization and the New European city; the office area from the late 20th century. Together with marina city to replace the port area and the new train and metro station in future development.)

As conclusion from the research, grid system was created to respond to the complexity and diversity in the context. From square grid and flexible grid, to the 9m.x9m. diamond shape grid with flexible joint in angle that fit in the design development of programing from urban context, landscape, through the building.

Streaming media concept: Building facilities the flowing-through of a broad audience. It introduces the public to media on diffent scale levels.

The results of grid system that can flow the stream of public to the stream of media by the mediate of pavilion in the landscape to the mediatheque building.

Drawings and model

Micropolis The Why Factory workshop at ANCB Berlin

The financial crisis of 2008 found governments unable to control their economies, leading to the collapse of the macro credit and rating systems. Micro credits were already in existence, but it was not until the failure of macro Location: Berlin credits that they took control of the financial world. Importantly,micro Stage: 1 week group workshop credits were given mostly to women due to their proven interest in long-term Design Period: 2009 profit. Area: - sq.m. Programme: Research and design explore in the theme of ‘2059 50 years after crisis’ Women were now in charge of the economy and society therein. One of their major changes was the replacement of democracy with micro-democracy, introducing economic measures which, especially after 2025, helped the world to recover from the crisis.

Every form of power in the city was deconstructed: big business and administration districts were distributed throughout the urban net, thereby improving accessibility and visibly reducing building scale. Central and suburban areas were abolished. The city was transformed into a multi-center net, with the same provisions everywhere, without cars and easily accessible by foot. Diversity enlivened every area making it safer, more efficient and active 24 hours per day.

CMVMV Contemporary Music Visual Media Venue Bachelor degree graduation project Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Completion Bachelor degree graduation project Design Period: 2003 Area: 6,000 sq.m. Programme: Exhibition hall, gallery, office, commercial, auditorium and educational space

Flexible space that can represent the various type of source object.

CMVMV is programed to be the center to serve for visual media in music industry (ie. music video, graphic design) with 2,000 sq.m. of existing building located in the business center of Bangkok. The interior design to put both venue or gallery for artist to perform their work and also the education facility (ie. library, lab, lecture hall) to build CMVMV to be the center of all visual media in music scence for todays.

Dynamic space concept were used in video media gallery with the modular unit of each screen like the small pixels that create the different scheme for each presentation.

In the still media gallery is the place to shown various type of graphic design, the area design for flexibility in using the longtitudnal space.

Mobile Housing Unit Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Competition, Design Strategy Studio Design Period: 2003 Area: 48 sq.m. and 64 sq.m. Programme: Mobile housing unit

Each section of the house from floor, wall to roof can be flexible and adjustable for adapt itself to suite for eachsite condition where it will be parasite to.

Mobile Housing Project is the competition for student for Achitecture student in 2003, with the competition concept to create the housing project for 21-22 century to support population rate and expanding city. I’ve used the concept of modular space in the base size of 1m. x 1m. with the concept of expandable, flexible and moveable house and it can be parasite to the city, joined together and create community everywhere it located because of the density problem of large city all over the world

when parasite into the city

6m. version

8m. version

interior view

Part II Professional works Royal Villa at Jabel Hafeet Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Abu Dhabi Waterfront Development Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Heart of Europe, The World Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Royal Oman Police Resident Competition Muscat, Oman, 2011 Bel Air Masterplan Brussels, Belgium, 2010 AGC Head Office Competition Belgium, 2010 Place Vandome Swatch Concept Store Paris, France, 2010 Place Du Justice Competition Brussels, Belgium, 2010

Buddha Historical Park Nakorn Sawan, Thailand, 2007

Westcon Head Ofiice Bangkok, Thailand, 2007

Chomnan Recreation Park Phitsanulok, Thailand, 2006

Parima Kindergarten Phitsanulok, Thailand, 2006 D-House Bangkok, Thailand, 2005 Pranburi Seaside Restaurant and Beach House Prachuabkirikhan, Thailand, 2005 Interior Misellaneous GAT concept Branch, Dr.Narin Dental Clinic, Sabai Sabai Pub Bangkok, Thailand, 2004

Royal Villa at Jabel Hafeet Location: Al Ain, United Arab Emirates Stage: Design development Design Period: 2011 Area: 2,500 sq.m. Programme: Luxurious Villa

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Stated in the project brief were to design a villa which is futuristic, iconic, luxurious and environment friendly. The Royal Villa represents a great cultural significance to UAE.

Arabic-Temporary Version

A Combination of location, heritage and ambition were the design driver’s that greatly influenced the approach.

Peeling off from the characteristics of the Jebel Hafeet mountains, the roof hover’s above the habitable space to provide protection from the natural elements and will have solar panels for alternative energy. The space’s were stratigically located in certain area’s to exploite the fantastic views of the Jebel Hafeet flat lands. Also creating an axis that would serve as a filter to owner and guest’s. As a result, a villa which capture’s UAE’s ambitions and history in 21 st. Century architectural interpretation.

Avant-garde Version

Abu Dhabi Waterfront Development Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Stage: Design development Design Period: 2011 Area: Programme: Mixed Uses Public Space The project was the development proposal to Municipality of Abu Dhabi to develop the Corniche Road, the 4 km. main beach drive in Abu Dhabi. The program of development is to activate the beach space that was isolate from the CBD. Marina Apartment and Beach Club

By emphasizing walking as a viable mode of transportation with a strong impact on health is leading towards a more sustainable city where energy consumption and focus on a lively city also at night- are part of the new city strategies. Walking sets eyes on the streets, it enhances public life and increases the local ownership and knowledge of the city. “There is more to walking than walking”: Walking is the first step – making invitations to stop, to linger, to talk, to watch, to participate and to perform are the others. Footbridge and Jungle Walk

Parkland and Tower

Helix Broadwalk and Shopping Center

Floating Villa


Helix Broadwalk and Shopping Center

Marina Apartment Hotel

Parkland with Footbridge and Jungle Walk

Site Plan


Marina Apartment

The program in the development include both public and private space, such as hotel, marina apartment, floating villa, parkland, jungle walk, amphitheater, and the main feature of the project that is helix broadwalk and the tower. Floating Villa

Royal Oman Police Resident Location: Muscat, Oman Stage: Design Competition Winner Design Period: 2011 Area: 65,000 sq.m. Programme: Residential Units with Public Facilities Due to the close proximity of the three sites to the main arterial highway, our proposal sets out to screen those areas which will be most sensitive to the noise and air pollution generated by the highway. In order to achieve this, we have located the single and double person units on the site closest to the highway and arranging these units in a G+Two storey configuration to create a significant barrier. The building is however cranked and recedes into the plot to reveal the Mosque, and will not present a challenge to it’s prominence. We have retained a similar approach and have zoned the various accommodation types, allocating the mid-sized Three Bedroom family apartments in a similar three storied block to the Southwest furthest away from the main highway. These family orientated apartments will enjoy a more quiet and more peaceful environment along with the Four Bedroom apartments which are naturally protected as they nestle into the hillside, protected by the steep rugged slopes which also form a backdrop to these two storied buildings. Communal facilities are intended solely for the use by residents which are located centrally and within the larger plot. They are combined with a limited commercial provision of coffee shops line shops, cash point and a small Supermarket which surround, and open onto, a covered roof lit courtyard.

Site Plan

Recreational Facilities Building

Design Diagrams

Interior Perspective Aerial View Perspective

3 Bedroom Units

4 Bedroom Units

The architectural composition reflects and develops the Master Planning. The Four/ Three Bedroom Cluster is designed to resemble a low rise villa complex in appearance enjoying an elegance and privacy of space suitable for the Senior Officer level. The One and Two Bedroom apartment block requires less privacy but enjoys more immediate access to the retail and recreational facilities, these are given a more dynamic faรงade treatment consistent with the Junior Officer level which is expected to occupy them. The large mass of the One and Two Bedroom apartment is broken down by means of terraces balconies and roof gardens creating open courtyard spaces which allow diffuse natural daylight to penetrate deep into the lower levels. The entrance of each unit will be connected with the open courtyard space which acts as a semi-private communal area for interaction between residents and are softened with planting possible by virtue of the natural light and ventilation. The traditional and contemporary Omani and Arabic architectural elements were carefully applied to the project from the early planning stages to create the architectural language which is a modern interpretation of traditional features.

Court Yard Area 1 and 2 Bedroom Units

Heart of Europe, The World Project Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Stage: Design development Design Period: 2011 Area: 450 sq.m. Programme: Luxurious Villa

Six European countries will be represented by "The Heart of Europe", each one incorporating its essential characteristics in a modern architectural interpretation. Moving away from a "theme park" concept, each part will carry through a contemporary architectural language, the spirit of the country it represents, here for Germany. Always linked by the unifying architectural values typical of new urbanism, the island will also bring its own interpretation on the country it represents. A resort community with a sense of luxury, the project is to set high standards for efficient design. The use of passive means of climate control such as building orientation, shade structures, vegetation, breeze ways, operable facades, covered links and the use of appropriate environmentally sensitive materials will reduce energy consumption.


Floor Plan

Island Site Plan

AGC Headquater Competition Location: Brussels, Belgium Stage: Design development Design Period: 2010 Area: 12,000 sq.m. Programme: Office Building Ground Floor Plan

Site Situation


SAQ was invited by AGC Glass Europe to join the competition to design new AGC Glass Europe - Headquarters in Belgium. The point of departure is to creat the new working atmostphere to the working space combine with the technology and sustainability of the glass that was the main product of AGC. From the traditional office requirement of AGC, we try tto introduce the more communal or the collective space (space in between public and private) to the office building. By introducing the core into the transparent space, all the public, private and collective space in the project merge together and create a new active and lively working place for the glass company like AGC. Floor Plan

Exterior View

Interior View

Bel Air Masterplan Location: Brussels, Belgium Stage: Design development Design Period: 2009-2010 Area: Programme: Mixed Uses Public Space

The RAC site, the former National Administrative Centre looking over downtown Brussels has been left vacant since 2003. For this Modernistic complex from the 50’s situatued in the heart of the city, SAQ is asked to develop a masterplan that restores the site’s identity and in so doing regains a significant role in Brussels.

Apart from developing an organizational scenario for the new program, the key position and scale of the site demand determined gestures to address the different problems concerning the accessibility and the appeal of the public plazas on the site.




The insertion of new volumes and program does not wish to negate the patrimonial value of the existing Modernistic buildings; it wishes to derive from it. In between the new volumes three plazas are conceived or restored. Each with their own individual spatial values. By an important multifunctional program, the reactivation of existing buildings, plazas and a composition of newly built volumes, the SAQ proposal is a total concept that has the ambition to anchor the complex back in the surrounding urban tissue. Through a series of strategic and generous cuts accompanied by public facilities, the long-lost urban continuity of the site is restored. Access to the site becomes part of an urban promenade, a passage of activities.

Place Vandome Swatch Concept Store Location: Paris, France Stage: Design Competition Design Period: 2010 Area: 200 sq.m. Programme: Interior

How can a Swatch store on Place Vendome stand out? Although distinct in their connotation, these two established names could combine to form a coherent and captivating ensemble.


Conceptual Approach

Retail Approach

It is in embracing the unicity of its location that this Boutique can appropriate itself to be more than merely another retail store of the Swatch group. In this sense, the clientele visiting this boutique need to have lived an intriguing experience, not only through the appreciation of a sophisticated architectural language but also by the quality of service and reception, the innovative use of new media, and the surprising ‘mise en scène’ in the act of purchasing. Acting as such, a Swatch product bought Place Vendome stands out of an identical acquisition on another site.

Next to highlighting the relation that Swatch holds with the pillars of art and fashion, the typology and local context of this boutique also required a distinct retail approach based on two supplementary themes: exclusivity and innovation. The space dimensions lead inevitably to the question of finding a correct balance between product exposure and overall atmosphere. This is why, at first glance, a limited amount of watches are exposed for a close and easy interaction. In this proposition, a great importance is attached to the packaging of the products. As such, a Swatch product bought on Place Vendome acquires uniqueness. Through the use of the latest technological possibilities, the act of preselecting a range of products of interest can be totally reinterpreted. Indeed, implementing tactile surface technology inside a sales point is not only a perfect alternative for display limitations, but opens up new and enlarged perspectives in bringing the products towards the clientele. A step further in the use of this technology would be the possibility to customize the product at will (color, material, graphic) and purchase a singular and personal design.

Front and Reception Space

Packaging Approach

Secret Space

Place Du Justice Competition Location: Brussels, Belgium Stage: Design Competition Design Period: 2010 Area: Programme: Idea Competition

Overall view Mapping of the Project

The Brussels Courthouse was built between 1866 and 1883 by architect Poelaert and is the most largest building erected in the West in the 19th century. The Brussels Courthouse has a total developed section of 26,006 square metres (compared to 22,000 square metres for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome) and was designed to be an impressive symbol of the power of justice in Belgium. Inspired by the classical Greek Roman style, it includes 27 major courtrooms, 245 smaller ones and one magnificent Hall of Lost Steps overhung by an imposing dome culminating at 142 metres above ground-level. This building, which towers above the lower part of the city and the Marolles district, is regarded in most aspects as a symbol in Brussels, in part due to the impression it left in the collective memory of citizens who were displaced as a result of its construction on the one hand and to the legends which arose from the gigantic size of this place and from the extraordinary mass of this building on the other hand. As one of the key elements of Brussels’ urban landscape, which can be seen from almost everywhere, this building is, however, hard to secure and complex tomodernize. The solution we proposed is to bring the idea of mapping the possibility if situations or scence that can happen to the site of Brussels Courthouse both in the approach of local and global term to represent the idea of Brussels as the capital of Belgium and Capital of EU.

All the Possibility of Proposals

Buddha Historical Park Location: Nakornsawan, Thailand Stage: Design development Design Period: 2008 Area: over 50,000 sq.m. landscape area Programme: Landscape, pavillion, sacred area and religious recreation park

This project is located in Nakornsawan Province, one of the biggest city in central part of Thailand. The Buddha Historical Park is developing in most capital city in each part of Thailand, this is first scheme and design concept that represent to the Grear Buddha by separate into main 3 parts. The most important in Buddha history is Born, Nirvana and Died.

The design is to creat large outdoor space to be a learning garden for children and also have area to held important Buddhist Ceremony for the central part of Thailand.

Westcon Head Office Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Construction completed Design Period: 2008 Area: 2,500 sq.m. Programme: Office building

Westcon new head office planning conceptual was based on ‘team work’.

Westcon was in the development to be vangaurd construction company in Thailand, according to this development they need their new head office to serve this growth.

This head office have 2 main functions, one was for public function in first floor.

For the upper level it was merging of private and collective space of office function together to collaborate all working unit and sections in the office.

Chomnan Recreation Park Location: Phitsanulok, Thailand Stage: Under Contruction (Section 1 and Section 4) Design Period: 2006-2008 Area: 2 km. long riverside park Programme: Recreation park, grand stand for traditional boat race finish line and war memorial.

Chom-Nan Recreation Park(Suan Chom-Nan) is the project to creat and re-planing the center area of Phitsanulok (one of the historic and largest city in the north-central part of Thailand) with the area about 2 km.along the riverside. This area was the old and historic place, and was the area for goverment office, the park will include the main function of grand stand for largest Traditional Boat racing festival in Thailand, and new area to be the city gate to the province.

War-memorial in section 4 that connect from the old historical site. Another facilities that include in this project was such as outdoor auditorium and exhibition area, running and cycling path along the river, playground, flower garden and waterscape area.

Section 1 construction picture Final design of grandstand area and the city shrine.

Parima Kindergarten Location: Phitsanulok, Thailand Stage: Completed Design Period: 2006-2007 Area: 7,500 sq.m. Programme: Kindergarten

Parima Kindergarten located at Phitsanulok, one of the biggest city in northern part of Thailand. With the aim to be the best kindergarten in Phitsanulok. The site was a combination of small lands together so the shape of the site is unsymmetrical and it reflect to the planning of the project.

With the concept of natural learning because the development of kids in period 2-5 year old are fast and what they will percieve from their surrounding effective to their learning directly.

So the planning is to bring a lot of movement and activitites in their learning, not just only learn in a classroom.

Most of space in this project will be semi-outdoor space like in multipurpose hall and corridor. With small swimming pool and playground for kids.

construction site


D-House Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Completed Design Period: 2005-2006 Area: 430 sq.m. Programme: Private resident

D-House is the private resident for family in northern part of Bangkok, with the concept of Thai Contemporary Architect. This house try to used the nature ventilation and lighting as much as possible with the open court in the middle of the house that bring wind and light to all the room. The house is build on existing longtitudnal site, so I create the longtitude rectangle shape of the lay-out planning to maximize the space with the opening court. The Courtyard connect each part and existing house together like a traditional ancient Thai architecture.



study model

Pranburi Seaside Restaurant and Beach House Location: Prachaubkirikan, Thailand Stage: Conceptual design Design Period: 2005 Area: 1,400 sq.m. Programme: Restaurant with Private resident

Located in the southern of Thailand, this project is to propose a conceptual design of restaurant and prototype house for upcoming beach resort. The concept is for most outdoor activities , so we create the large terrace from the entrance adjacent to existing restaurant to private terrace for each unit. For interior design, we put only simple function such as bedroom, bathroom, and small dining room only with simple decoration

Interior miscellaneous GAT Concept Branch Location: Thailand Stage: Conceptual Design Design Period: 2004 Area: 500 sq.m. Programme: Up-front stock exchange office with commercial area. Dr.Narin Dental Clinic Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Completed Design Period: 2004 Area: 180 sq.m. Programme: Dental Clinic renovation Sabai Sabai Pub Location: Bangkok, Thailand Stage: Completed Design Period: 2004 Area: 600 sq.m. Programme: Pub and Restaurant

Academic works Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology [DIS]CONTINUITY: interventions of historical Rotterdam Graduation Project,Public Realm Studio, 2009-2010 Measure Leisure MSC2 T?F, 2009 Streaming Media v.1.0 MSC1 Public Realm Studio, 2008

Hobby Sport Golf, Tennis, Swimming

Music Bass, Drum, Mixing&Djing

Landscape and Architectuture Photography

Royal Villa at Jabel Hafeet Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 2011

Abu Dhabi Waterfront Development Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2011

Heart of Europe, The World Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011 Royal Oman Police Accomodation Muscat, Oman, 2011

Bel Air Masterplan Brussels, Belgium, 2010

AGC Head Office Competition Belgium, 2010

Place Vandome Swatch Concept Store Paris, France, 2010

Place Du Justice Competition Brussels, Belgium, 2010 Contact information Teera Dhanamun Address: 51/74 Ygamwongsewan Road Toongsonghong, Laksi, Bangkok Thailand 10210 Mobile: (+66)873479904 E-mail: For full version of my portfolio please visit

Buddha Historical Park Nakorn Sawan, Thailand, 2007

Westcon Head Ofiice Bangkok, Thailand, 2007

Chomnan Recreation Park Phitsanulok, Thailand, 2006

Parima Kindergarten Phitsanulok, Thailand, 2006

Cast The Masses  

Teera Dhanamun Portfolio

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