Infinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition

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The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage; Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand; Chulalongkorn University - Faculty of Architecture; King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang - School of Architecture, Art, and Design; King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi - School of Architecture and Design; Silpakorn University - Faculty of Architecture.
Principal Curators
HAS design and research, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, art4d, Alliance for Architectural Modernity Taiwan.
2023 July 18 - August 6.
939 Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand.

Jenchieh Hung, Kulthida Songkittipakdee. Hung And Songkittipakdee (HAS)

Hung And Songkittipakdee (HAS)  is a based Bangkok architecture practice founded by Jenchieh Hung and Kulthida Songkittipakdee. The firm explores Asia’s architectural language through a “design + research” parallel approach; it emphasizes the analogy of nature and man-made nature, looking for another kind of new natural architecture through the city’s own derivatives, named “The Improvised, MANufAcTURE and Chameleon Architecture”. HAS work encompasses cultural buildings, religious architecture, installation art, exhibition design and experimental projects; and HAS research includes the train and railway markets, the charming roadside vendors, the borderless illegal constructions under the elevated freeways, and the roundabouts of dead alleys. These interesting scenes typically exist in Asian cities, where temporary structure truly reveals how people can find a “new” nature in the reinforced concrete city.

HAS developed an international reputation through winning competition entries, and their work stands out in terms of its synthesis of form, pattern, material and technology into singular, irreducible constructions. They have been widely recognized for their innovative work and received awards and honours including Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2022, Thailand Prestige Award 2021, Designer of the Year Award 2019, Design Star Award 2018, Distinguished Alumni Award 2016, WA Award 2014, art4d Design Award 2012, National Golden Award for Architecture 2011.

Jenchieh Hung started his career working at the Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates (KKAA), where he became design manager and project in-charge in 2018. During his tenure at KKAA, Hung was responsible for Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center in Suzhou and Shipyard 1862 in Shanghai. At present, he is the principal architect of HAS design and research, founder of Chinese-Thai Research Studio, associate editor of the International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design, and member of the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage. Hung received a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning with 1st Honor Award from Chung Hua University, a Master of Architecture with Best Research Paper Award from National Cheng Kung University and a full scholarship for an advanced master program at Czech Technical University in Prague.

Kulthida Songkittipakdee is a registered Thai architect. She was the first Asian architect among thousand of applications worldwide to be awarded the scholarship of Renzo Piano Foundation working at Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in Paris. During her tenure at RPBW, she was involved in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Expansion. At present, she is the principal architect of HAS design and research, guest editor of Taiwan Architecture, and member of the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage. Songkittipakdee received a Bachelor of Architecture with honours from Chulalongkorn University, and she pursued studies abroad and obtained a Master of Urban Design from the L’Ecole National Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-la-Villette including the exchange program study at School of Architecture and Design, Aalborg University in Denmark.

Nithi Sthapitanonda, Prabhakorn Vadanyakul. Architects 49 Limited (A49)

Architects 49 Limited (A49), established in 1983 by Nithi Sthapitanonda, currently has over 200 staff based in Bangkok, with regional offices in Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen. Our diverse team has delivered diverse projects both in Asia and the Middle East. Focusing on sustainable, human-centric designs with distinctive character, we use data along with the latest architectural and technical advances, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, in our workflow, empowering our staff to achieve our design goals. Prabhakorn Vadanyakul, A49’s Managing Director, attained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Chulalongkorn University, and a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He has since been responsible for a wide range of projects. His work has also extended to the United Arab Emirates and India, adding breadth to A49’s portfolio of work.

Martin Behet, Roland Bondzio, Yu-han Michael Lin. Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten

Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten is a firm founded by Martin Behet, Roland Bondzio, Yu-han Michael Lin.

Martin Behet, born 1965 in Cologne. Carpenter training. Architectural studies TU Braunschweig; ETH Zurich. Chair Per Krusche. Professional stations: GPS Gondesen Piachnow Staack, Braunschweig; Gatermann, Schossig & Partner, Cologne; Kister Scheithauer Gross, Cologne; Manfred Bukowski, Münster. 2000 Founding of the office Behet + Bondzio. 2003 Foundation of the office behet bondzio lin Architekten Münster | Leipzig | Taichung. Since 2017 member of the board of BDA Münster-Münsterland.

Roland Bondzio, born 1966 in Bielefeld. Architectural studies TU Braunschweig; ETSA Barcelona; Architecture Center Vienna. Chair Meinhard von Gerkan. Career: Casa Blanca, Brunswick; Enric Miralles, Barcelona; Walter Gebhardt, Hamburg; Bolles + Wilson, Münster. 2000 Founding of the office Behet + Bondzio. 2003 Foundation of the office behet bondzio lin Architekten Münster | Leipzig | Taichung. Teaching: Research Assistant at the Chair of Design and Constructing, University of Hannover. Teaching assignments at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau and the Münster School of Architecture. Since 2014 chairman of the design advisory board of the city of Greven. Member of the Förderverein Bundesstiftung Baukultur e.V. Since 2015 member of the board of BDA Münster-Münsterland

Yu-han Michael Lin, born 1967 in Taipei. Studied architecture at Tunghai University, Taizhong, Taiwan; Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA. Chair Rafael Moneo. Career: Fei & Chen Partner, Taipei, Taiwan; And8, Hamburg; Bolles + Wilson, Münster. 2003 Foundation of the office behet bondzio lin Architekten Münster | Leipzig | Taichung. Lectureship: Visiting Professor Department of Architecture Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan. Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Architecture NCTU, Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Duangrit Bunnag. Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited (DBALP)

Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited of DBALP was founded in 1998 as a small architectural studio with 5 persons architect design team, founding shareholder by Duangrit Bunnag and Architects 49 Limited.  In the year 2000, the studio was in a business re-structured and Duangrit has become the sole shareholder of the company and re-register as a company limited. For 20 years, DBALP has a strong interest to design work as an integrated practice of architectural design, interior design and landscape architectural design as a cohesive disciplines. With a number of staff at 32 personal at the time being, the practice is organized in agile design groups of three architects group, two interior design groups and one landscape architect group.  all the administration is handled by home office group with officer director team responsible for accounting, financial and human resources.

Our practice has been guided by our brand value, which can be understood through the following principles; Integrity, Responsibility, Authenticity, and Legacy. We believe in a practice that deliver.  An architecture that works; functionally, economically and aesthetically.  Years living in this principles emerging us through years of recognitions and awards, locally and internationally.  The practice has been well recognized in the South East Asia region as well as Western European audiences. Until present, Duangrit Bunnag is still a design director and the managing director of the company and passionately work on each project personally to ensure the delivery of each project, large and small, with the integrity of the word given and expected.


Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen, Ya-yun Wang. MAYU architects

MAYU architects, founded in 1999 as Malone Chang Architects, later as Malone Chang and Yu-lin Chen Architects, is an interdisciplinary practice based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The studio is made up of Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen, Ya-yun Wang.

The scope of MAYU architects’ works spans from large scale civic projects to small scale ones. The studio recognizes the importance of teamwork in the creation of architecture, while maintaining the individuality and artistry of each project. Therefore an architectural approach balancing the interdisciplinary cooperation and artistic inspiration is applied. The studio’s conception to a project avoids presumption of fixed style and dogmatism, in favor of a dynamic and organic process. The dialogue between site, context, programs, time, materials, users, and clients constantly contributes to the forming of architecture. Organizational logic of physical buildings, holistic experience of spaces, and the changing characteristics of materials are priorities of the studio.

The studio’s recent projects includes: Pingtung Public Library, Tainan Public Library, Kaohsiung American School, Beignag Cultural Center, Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church among others.

Theeraphon Niyom. Arsomsilp Community and Environment Architect

Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect, the professional architecture studio established to support “work-based learning” for school of architecture of Arsomsilp Institute of the Arts, a non-profit institution of higher education established as a learning community committed to “transformative learning,” or developing architect through education using the holistic concept of joining together in a worthwhile way to effect societal change, always holding fast to these four architectural principles: (1) Focus on the value architecture has for being truly beneficial to humanity and the environment. (2) Stress design that grows from participation of all parties concerned. (3) Use uncomplicated, straightforward architecture, at one with nature. (4) Utilize local tradition and Thai knowledge and wisdom in design (think: tropical and vernacular architecture).

We believe that the value and meaning of architectural work is not limited to physical and aesthetic dimensions, but that its true value lies in its utility for life, producing benefits for the user, the project lead, the community, and ultimately for society and the natural environment. In practice every project, therefore, stresses reading and getting to understand the background context of each project. What are the real issues surrounding a house? The idea is to specify the challenges and set up clear basic value objectives to focus on needed change. What are shared elements in various dimensions involved in the social, economic, environmental, and spiritual needs of stakeholders, and how must individual attitudes change?


Wei-Li Liao. Ambi Studio

Ambi Studio. Born in Taiwan and educated in the United States, Wei-Li Liao received his Master's in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and founded Ambi Studio in 1991. Growing up in Tongxiao Township,  Miaoli County, thanks to the artistically subtle childhood memories in Tongxiao that all the memory fragments come back and become a source of creative inspiration. Mr. Liao's architecture is mainly located in the Midwest of Taiwan, known for his Bridge, Church, and Art Museum series. The representative works include the Dongyanshan Public Toilet in Taoyuan, the Wang Gong Footbridge in Changhua, the Sky Bridge in Beigang, The Light of Christ's Salvation Church in Taichung, the Jiaoxi Presbyterian Church, the Tainan De-Guang Presbyterian Church, and the Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art in Nantou.

Treating the world with reverence and gratitude, as he has always been committed to sincerely facing people, events, and objects in life with understanding and emotion, which allows him to realize the meaning of his life, and discover his architectural faith. His childhood memory in Tongxiao, Miaoli is the key to establishing his architectural view, and expanding his awareness of the world and nature, attempting to think and act on how to awaken the cultural meaning of architecture in Taiwan. He takes marginal culture in Taiwan as a starting point, through observing and reflecting, he discovered the vibrancy and vigor of Taiwan's ordinary people's life and the flexibility endowed by the oceanic island. All of these come together to form an unbreakable power of opposing international styles and preserving Taiwan's authenticity. As he said, “I would like to dedicate my whole life to finding out how to better present traditional regional characteristics in my architecture under an international perspective.”

Amata Luphaiboon, Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum. Department of ARCHITECTURE

Department of ARCHITECTURE Co. is a design studio based in Bangkok, Thailand; founded by Amata Luphaiboon and Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum in 2004. It practices architecture, interior architecture, landscape, and other related design disciplines in a broad range of programmatic requirements and scales. The studio’s design approach encompasses not only the tangible aspects of architecture, but also the conceptual framework upon which individuals interact.  The practice is interested in finding new possibilities for architecture by exploring beyond the surface and designing an underlying foundation that forms the basis for the physical spaces.

Sheng-Feng Lin. Atelier Or

An architect and curator, Sheng-Feng Lin received his Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Shih Chien University, and the founder of Atelier Or. Lin garnered wide attention for his outdoor land art installation, The Memory of 80’s, presented at Taitung Art Museum in 2014. In 2018, he received the Outstanding Awards of TILA Landscape Awards for the Happiness Plaza in Hsinchu, and Honorable Mention of Taiwan Architecture Awards for Shih Chien University Campus Renovation; In 2022, he received the Japan’s Good Design Award for the Sparkling Market at Nanliao Fishing Harbor, Hsinchu. The spaces designed by Lin often project a “prototypical” poetic ambiance, with different materials effortlessly incorporated.

Atelier Or was founded in 2011. Its work involves architectural design, tectonic creation, exhibition design, etc. Atelier Or focuses on experimental design with tectonic approach, and the derivation of geometric order. Their works constantly seen as the representation of abstract and purity, and harmonious dialogue between body and environment in a poetic manner. The current and recently completed projects includes: Sparkling Market in Hsinchu, Renovation of National Museum of History, Pedestrian Overhead Bridge in Hsinchu, outdoor landscape art installation at Taitung Art Museum, etc.




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