Mar 22, 2012|
Recently, I’ve been researching about water and its effect on our city. We came up with a project that helps provide new ideas on how we can live with water and protect ourselves from floods. It will be featured at the Architect 55 event at Challenger Hall on April 23-29.
Design-wise, we’ve been doing interior designs for Bangkok University: we designed something fun for the students like their club space and also a place for cheerleaders to practice.
The trend this year is for things to be more specific about addressing people’s needs—designers will have to dig deeper. Also, there are more niches, that require more personalized design. For example, people don’t just like bikes anymore, they like fixed gear bikes.
What I’m fed up with, apart from politics, is everything that’s a trend and formulaic, people who all go the same way and have no individuality, and don’t invent new things. We [Thais] only go for that one thing that everybody else is doing (or using) and we don’t use our creativity to create new ideas.