Astrid Klein’s Public Lecture

February 11, 2023By archmanNews
As part of the year-long celebration of our school’s 25th anniversary, we were holding a lecture as just one of many special events.
Reflecting on the title of this lecture, Astrid Klein on February 11 at Alliance Francaise Bangkok took us to look at architecture from another view angle which is about “Joy” and posts a question: “How can architecture be joyful?” And her faith is that it is an approach to make it sustainable. The event was over, but the memory lives on.

Transcending a (mere) Void Workshop

February 10, 2023By archmanNews
One of our 25th anniversary celebration event!!
On February 10, 2023, we welcomed architecture and design students and professors from six universities, including KMITL, RMUTR, Rangsit, Chulalongkorn, Silpakorn and Bangkok University to “Transcending a (mere) Void,” our international design workshop with Astrid Klein. The School of Architecture and Design conducted this activity as part of a two-day event with Klein. It’s a full-day design charette in which participants collaborated with a team and mentors to generate an idea for a specific place. Rev. Bro. Dr. Verayuth Boonpram, Vice President of Student Affairs, presided over the occasion.
Throughout the day, groups of students from various schools brainstormed, designed, and developed a design concept in our studio, which was critiqued by Klein. The final event was the judging and awards ceremony. Everyone had a great time, and the workshop was so successful that we not only created a fantastic design, but we also developed contacts with the other participating architectural schools.😊
About the workshop critic, Astrid Dytham is an Italian architect whose office is located in Tokyo, Japan. Klein Dytham Architecture, a renowned studio co-founded by Mark Dytham and her in 1991, has won numerous awards, including the American Retail Environment Awards, D&AD awards, and Dezeen Awards. Their famous commercial design project “Village” of shops, restaurants, and co-working space, within Amanda Levet’s in Central Embassy Bangkok, was completed in 2017.😄

Bottleless at Bangkok Design Week

February 9, 2023By archmanNews
 ‘,’ a garden lounger made from recycled plastic bottle caps, was designed by a group of researchers/designers from the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Science and Technology, AU. Upcycling can help with eliminating waste and environmental preservation. What really characterizes it is its ability to detect PM2.5 dust levels in real-time, which is a huge trend right now. The AQI is indicated by color-coded lights in the bed frame. If pollution levels rose, you would be cautioned that relaxing on a good day would be dangerous. The interactive, color-changing lights on the daybed lend to its one-of-a-kind design.
The research team consists of lecturer Apinantaya Bua-iem and lecturer Daruswat Wattanarojjananikorn from the Department of Interior Design, Asst. Prof. Dr. Benjawan Srisura and lecturer Tapanan Yeophantong from Sci-Tech. AU. The material for the design team was contributed by WASTIC_ PROJECT. The exhibition was on display at Chulalongkorn University from February 4 to 12 as part of Bangkok Design Week.

CRDIS at Bangkok Design Week

February 7, 2023By archmanNews
  Tucked down in a quiet Chinese side street Trok Tao is Wat Bamphen Chin Phrot or Wat Yong Hok Yi, a sacred temple of the Chinese Buddhist faith. A tiny sanctuary, but it was one of the first Chinese refugee communities when the first Chinese diaspora landed in Yawarat, Bangkok hundreds of years ago. Now it’s the China Town of Bangkok. Many people aren’t aware of its existence. Are there any ways a designer can bring such gems to the light? Creating creative and eye-catching walls and ceilings can help to draw attention to this precious sanctuary and bring it out of the shadows. In the design for Bangkok Design Week, a team of interior architecture and interior design students led by CRDIS at Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design tackled the issue of how to approach a novel design bit to usher people in. Recladding of the shrine features Chinese motifs. They’re taken from a painting by a British artist. Plus, the lighting has been spruced up with a cool set that does more than just illuminate the place. Breathing new life into the area, the remake of the enclave not only makes it more aesthetically pleasing but also brings a unique Chinese nostalgic experience to its visitors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – come check it out before February 12th! Fabulous folks!

Register for the lecture by Astrid Klein

February 3, 2023By archmanAnnouncement

Joyful Architecture – Another form of sustainability A Lecture by Astrid Klein Klein Dytham architecture Saturday, February 11, 2023 13.30-16.00 Alliance Française Bangkok

AAU, in collaboration with The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage, art4d, See Jorakay and Alliance Française Bangkok – organized a special lecture event by Astrid Klein, the co-founder of Klein Dytham architecture. Astrid Klein graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Together with Mark Dytham, she founded KDa in Tokyo in 1991. The studio’s work has a wide range of design approaches and is multidisciplinary in architecture, interior, public space, and installation. Their designs have won many international awards. Today KDa is a multi-cultural office with an international reputation and a high-profile client list that includes Google, Cartier, Sony, Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Uniqlo, Selfridges, and TOTO. KDa’s work includes hotels, flagship retail stores, restaurants, resort facilities, offices, houses and private residences. They have no stylistic recipe, preferring to work with the client, program, and other project parameters to develop a uniquely tailored solution. Materials, technology, and context are all key elements of KDa’s design approach, always spiced with an irreverent or surprising twist. The lecture will take place at the auditorium, Alliance Française Bangkok, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 13.30-16.00. If you are interested in attending Astrid Klein’s lecture, please make a reservation through the link or call 02-2602606 or visit the Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design page. Seats are limited.

AAU25+ Homecoming Party

January 25, 2023By archmanAnnouncement

The next event to celebrate our 25th anniversary
We’re delighted to welcome all of our alumni to our homecoming party!!💕❤️
Come to meet our family; Alumni, professors (both formal and present) and staff.

On Saturday 28th January 2023 18:00 – 22:00
at Martin de Tours Building (M Building)
Assumption University Huamark Campus.

TICKET PRICE 825 THB (BEFORE 28 Jan)(with coupons for food and drinks)
TRANSFER TO: Bank of Ayudhya saving account J-Avenue Branch
Account no. 474-1-18692-6
Account Name: Pavarun Puvaseth, Kwanchanok Hirantrakul, Juti Klipbua, Piyapak Vatanasrimongkol

Send transfered slip to QR code shown on the poster 😊

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