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Published on October 16th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse0
Thai architects A49 in A+U Magazine
This month in Architecture + Urbanism: architectural design agency A49.
Ask an architect to name a Thai agency and the chance is that silence follows. Thailand that is: Bangkok, the Wats and the Kho’s, the jungle and tradition. Design and architecture aren’t associated with this both beautiful and friendly country. But Thai architect A49 proves this wrong. The agency this year celebrates its 30th birthday and is proud of series of projects that combines tradition with Asian modernism and design. 66-year-old founder Nithi Shtapitanonda (not a name easily remembered) studied in both Asia and America, and that shows in his designs. A49 now is a group of thirteen companies with over 400 staff employed.
In A+U more than 10 projects of A49 are highlighted, from the traditional Baan Suang Sanghob, a luxury housing project in Bangkok (photo above), to the Waterfront Development Project in Khlong Toei. As always illustrated with beautiful color photographs showing buildings, designs and plans.
Architecture + Urbanism | 13 /10
issue 517 | Featuring: A49 – Progressive Vernacular
144 pages | Japanese – English