Project : AAU.DSGN Furniture Design for COVID 19 patients and medical teams

June 30, 2020By archmanNews

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Project : AAU.DSGN Furniture Design for COVID 19 patients and medical teams
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Community hospitals are strategically efficient in Covid 19 outbreak control as there is one in every district throughout Thailand. These community hospitals and their medical teams and staff are , therefore , considered a very important first front line in defeating the COVID 19 by providing diagnosis and emergency treatments to the high-risk groups , thus preventing and reducing the chance of spreading of this disease to the public.
The medical teams & staff need to commute frequently while working on this difficult task , resulting in extra expenses in terms of transportation and accommodation. Therefore, shortening travel time and distance not only decreases financial burden but also improves mentality and increases energy of the workforce.
This has become the major reason for this project. A.Ornla-or Homsettee the chair person of Interior Architecture Department ,School of Architecture and Design , Assumption university of Thailand was corresponding with the objective of AAU.DSGN in promoting collaborations among educators, professionals, and the public, the project was supported by an alliance of organizations namely Panel Plus Co.,Ltd., the main supporter of the raw materials; Live Better Industrial Co.,Ltd, the manufacturer; together with the Department of Interior Architecture , Faculty of Architectural Design , Assumption University propelled the program to produce storage cabinets for both patients and the medical staffs of “Srithanya Hospital ,recovery excellence center” for 10 departments within the 5 buildings namely ; Women Ward , Men Ward , Psychiatric Ward , Mercy Ward , and Recuperating Ward.
The project is the response to the current government’s policy in COVID 19 control campaign, which aims to provide safe and hygienic accommodations to boost morale for patients and the medical teams and staff who sacrifice themselves in helping people .
The project focused mainly on appropriate designs and material selections such as the antibacterial materials for the surface of the storage cabinet. A total of 10 units were produced as a pilot project.

Product Design Department: Academic Service

June 29, 2020By archmanNews

Tourism Authority of Thailand invited Product Design Department to join “Creative Tourism, 2019 at Baan Bang Phluang community, Prachinburi Province Project”. Product Design Department was asked to develop and redesign the local products of Prachinburi Province that make out of the papyrus weaving. The objective of this project is to help the local community enterprise and promoting the tourism of Prachinburi province.

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The 2nd Digital Art x Lighting Workshop & Symposium “ILLUMINATE”

November 14, 2019By archmanNews

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You are cordially invited to the 2nd Digital Art x Lighting Symposium which designed to be the incubator of future designers and engineers with some roundtable discussions on digital art and lighting.

 

16th – 19th November, 2019
Lido Connect, Siam Square

Workshop Participants:
– Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design (AAU), Thailand
– Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan
– Hong Bang International University, Vietnam

Please visit www.arch.au.edu/illuminateworkshop2019

ABAC OPEN: 1st Golf Charity

October 4, 2019By archmanNews

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Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design hosted a Golf Charity event to raise funds for the Construction of Learning Center for the Thai hill tribe: “Mae Fah Luang” in Chiang Mai and AAU Social Group for alumni activities. The event held on October 4, 2019, successfully raised funds as well as established a valuable connection with architecture and design society and AAU members through the charity golf tournament and the after-party entertainment by the music band assembled from alumni, faculty members, and students. A memorable, fun-filled, and warm atmosphere of AAU Family impressed many who promised to return in our next year’s event.

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Housing in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City: Conservation and Improvement

February 22, 2019By archmanNews

TRI-PARTY STUDENT WORKSHOP 

Housing in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City: Conservation and Improvement

(7-11 January 2019)

 

During 7-11 January 2019, 10 students and 5 professors from the Faculty of Architecture, Assumption University joined a tri-party student workshop in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam together with Seoul University and the host University of Architecture of HCMC. The workshop theme is Housing in Saigon – HCMC: Conservation and Improvement, which aims to let the students study and understand the characteristics as well as the transformation of the apartment housing in HCMC from time to time. The students then need to extract the values of those apartments, especially in terms of usage, to propose solutions to conserve those values while at the same time support the improvement of living and environment standard within and around the buildings.

During the workshop, the intensive collaboration of students from three universities resulted in the exchange of knowledge and communication to find solutions to conserve the values of the investigated apartment buildings while at the same time support the improvement of living conditions within and around the buildings.

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The ‘Universal Design research and academic service

September 28, 2017By archmanNews

The ‘Universal Design research and academic service

Participants: Students and faculty in IND 2102 Human Factors class. Interior Design Program.
Venue:  Foundation of Disabilities Children
Date:     Academic Year 2016, Oct 1st 2016 – March 24th 2017.
Status :  95% done (updating document and upload to Foundation of Disabilities website)

Design Program             : 4 challenging design tasks ( 4 student groups)

1. A productive tray: for improve live standard for children with SMA (State 2)

2. A bath chair         : for improve live standard for children with SMA (State 4)

3. A slider                : for improve children with SMA’ movement and practice body strength

4. A gymnastic ring : for improve children with SMA’ movement and practice body strength

Project objective:

  1. Student gained knowledge of Universal Design in many aspects.
  2. Students had broad understanding on children with SMA( Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I-VI) , their symptom and living limitation as well as design challenge
  3. Student increase their service mindset and participation to society as design challenge. Student gained knowledge of Universal Design in many aspects.  Students had broad understanding on children with SMA( Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I-VI) , their symptom and living limitation as well as design challenge
  4. Student to create efficient four types of UD design equipment for disable children in the foundation to improve children living standard.
  5. Student to create a brochure as as-built equipment guideline for public.

KM Strategy 1: Improve AAU undergraduate students by providing intensive learning through using practical methods and integrating with teaching and learning especially in enhancing presentation skills, which is necessary in architecture and design discipline.

The program included with three phases;

Phase # 1  : Participatory research phase with parents and expert teacher.

Students and all participants have exchanged and developed their design knowledge, skills, and experiences on many key discussion issues. Initiate project from UD needs and immerse to learning by research from real case at Foundation of Children with Disabilities.

Measure 1: Students acquire all basis behavior and problems from each case study individually.
Student understand human body character and movement and limitation of each case study.

The special lecture on “SMA” children from Foundation expert about SMA symptom and its characters at the foundation.

Phase # 2  : Design phase

Expert teacher and parents gave objective and requirement for student to design an efficient equipment or furniture to solve problem in each case study individually.

Measure 2: The discussion on UD design challenge along 4 weeks period process bring up new efficient design equipment or furniture work as prototype for public. All design has been tested by children and revised to fit user’s objective.

Phase # 3  : Design for as-built guideline brochure

This as-built guideline brochure will be provided on the foundation’s website for parent who are interested on the equipment can re-built it by using the information provided.

Measure 3: Design a suitable as-built brochure for website for public announcement .

In summary, student in this class has acknowledged on universal design aspects and how to apply design work to increase living standard for specific user “children with SMA symptom”. All participants; students, lecturer, children with SMA symptom, parents, caretaker, teacher, social service officer and the foundation staff have exchanged and developed their design knowledge, skills, and experiences on the key discussion issues. Last, the brochures will be posted on the foundation website to promote to public as guideline for parents, caretaker and anyone who are interested. Screen Shot 2560-09-28 at 19.38.21 Screen Shot 2560-09-28 at 19.38.13 Screen Shot 2560-09-28 at 19.37.54