The paradox of Thai Architecture

Indesign Media Asia Pacific
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Habitus, 2014, (24), pp. 51 - 53 (3)
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Whether looking back to the origins of architectural tradition in ‘Architecture of Thailand : A guide to traditional and contemporary forms’, projecting forwards to a new digital age in ‘Narrative, Metaphor and Architecture : A decade of metamorphosing ideas into built form, 10 experiments in architecture by VaSLab’ or celebrating a renewed sense of regionalism within the contemporary architecture of ‘Small Medium Houses,’ each of these books denote a healthy plurality of architectural exploration within the vibrant and progressive architectural community of Thailand. Defiant of stripping the built environment of cultural reference, these books signify the dynamic and innovative design culture of Thailand that whilst respectful of tradition, firmly grasps ‘the potential of architectural design to draw from the past and present towards the future..’
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