another in the '08 design experimentation workshop series is the 'rail dependent', lead by visiting aj. roberto requejo (principle at working models) and our own aj. narin paranulaksa. the project asked student to reconsider the program of a BTS wagon(car) by first reconsidering the way they use the city through their personalized activities. the results were a variety of design strategies aiming to address the compression of the program into the de-contextualized space of the wagon(car).
two INDA student design entries made it to the final 10 round of the wallpaper 'reinventing functionality' competition. check out deer and pam living the high life showing off their design entries, plus hanging with fellow designers and some hot models. congratulations!!!
deer and her immorta, a new kind of 'crok' designed with a rubber shell to minimize noise during usage.
pam getting a little celebrity designer interview action
pam and deer with fellow support staff classmates, and me, after the event
our 2nd year students just finished up mid-term review presentations for their second project of the semester. the project was base on the annual P.S.1 design competition. "the museum of modern art and P.S.1 contemporary art center jointly present MoMA/P.S.1 young architects program (yap), an annual series of competitions that gives emerging architects the opportunity to build projects conceived for P.S.1's facility in long island, queens" (http://www.ps1.org/yap/). based on the P.S.1 program students had to propose their own design for outdoor recreation area.
this year wallpaper magazine (thailand) hosted a design competition 'reinventing functionality' for modern lifestyle. so we put our second year students to the challenge (plus maybe someone will win some cash!). check out a selected few of our student's entries below:
***congrats pam (conE-litE) and deer (immorta) for making it to round two of the competition***
over the passed 10 days INDA hosted 3 design experimentation workshop with guest designers/architects. Check out Aj. Raveevarn Choksombatchai's (prof. @ UC berkeley and principle of veev design, http://veevdesign.com) augmented landscape studio where students explored ideas of unit/field and built this awesome structure out of cone paper cups on display now in the front gallery @ chula's architecture bldg.
over the summer a group of our 3rd yr students, with this assistance of aj. komthat and aj. ekaluck designed and built a small library (officially called 'the knowledge hut'). providing a much needed facility for this small, underfunded school in the rayong province. the build time was super tight. i even heard some of the students stayed up all night working on the finishing touches before the grand opening. props!
welcome to INDA's official blog! INDA, International program in Design and Architecture, is a relatively new 4 yr program of study in art, design and architecture @ Chulalongkorn University in bangkok, thailand. the site will host student work and activities that happen throughout the semester. enjoy!