Jenchieh Hung & Kulthida Songkittipakdee
HAS design and research
Architectural Identity and Cultural Derivative
HAS design and research 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”. Hung And Songkittipakdee (HAS) work encompassing 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 construction 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 honors include Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2022, Thailand Prestige Award 2021, Designer of the Year Award 2019, and Distinguished Alumni Award 2016.
Museum of Modern Aluminum Thailand
Location: Nonthaburi, Thailand
Phetkasem Artist Studio
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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