About this talk
Global warming has caused unpredictable patterns in climate change which leads to numerous natural disasters around the world. Thailand has been repeatedly impacted by the flood, which also cost losses in human lives and properties. This also meant the bulk of the country’s budget would have to be spent in restoring many areas that were affected by the flood. Most of all, people’s lives and lifestyle were badly affected. In the old days people were able to live a normal life with water as part of their life by building houses on stilts. However, such design is not applicable to the modern lifestyle because people’s needs have changed. This raises a question for architects and designers: How can we design housing for the future that takes into account the natural disasters/ floods occurring on a regular basis? This question led to the design of the Amphibious House and the plan for the Amphibious City.
Speaker & Moderator
Speaker: Mr. Chutayaves Sinthuphan
Architect based in Thailand. Trained at New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. He founded Site-Specific: Architecture & Research (SS:AR). Located in the historic old town of Bangkok, the company works on private design commissions as well as design projects that are socially-driven. SS:AR has initiated many research projects that contribute experimental and interdisciplinary outlooks on the urban environment of Bangkok. Some of these research projects are Filter Floating Community, Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Restoration, a new street food typology for Bangkok, and Urban Food Security. He currently teaches at various universities around South East Asia including Kasetsart University, Mahasarakham University and etc. He was also an associate professor at New York Institute of Technology, a faculty member at Thammasat Design School and International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University. He currently directs the Creative Economy Agency in the northeast region of Thailand and overseeing the creation of the first ISAN Creative Week.
Moderator: Dr. Natalie Pang
Senior lecturer at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, ExCo member of Singapore Heritage Society, and SEACHA Board of Directors.