Community: Our Bangkok team works with architectural students on river front community project

The Chapman Taylor team in Thailand has teamed up with the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University to work on a 1000m² river front community driven promenade called ‘Light Path Project’ or 'THARA'.

The initiative which is part of INDA (International Program in Design and Architecture) at the Thai University, which has an established architectural faculty, sees the INDA students team up with Chapman Taylor architects in an innovative internship to design and construct the vacant promenade site alongside the river to benefit the local community.

The design was inspired by the moment of water. Students proposed to create a light path by using eco-friendly materials such as Bodhi pebbles that glow in the dark by absorbing the solar energy.Furniture would be created using eco-friendly “green board” to construct a form of a wave. Based on the aqueous concept, THARA which means river in Thai.

The international program – INDA – was founded in 2006, it helps meet a growing demand for English language instruction that would better prepare students for graduate study abroad and many have gone on to work with International practices.

The project is currently being considered for funding approval and construction is expected to start in March 2016.  

As a company Chapman Taylor prides itself on being both sustainability-conscious designers as well as being a community conscious company.  This is another example of how we are supporting social and community initiatives through our various design studios around the world.

For more information, please contact:
Jon Grant

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