The School of Architecture and Design (SoA+D), KMUTT in collaboration with Nomura Real Estate Development Co Ltd, a leading Japanese real estate developer, initiated a project to design Small Space Living as part of INA 242 Interior Architectural Design II, headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuttinee Karnchanaporn. Interior Architectural Design Studio II focuses on designing spaces for sustainable living in the city of Bangkok.
Through the collaboration with Nomura Real Estate, the project has provided the students with exposure in working together, in addition to linking education and industry. They were assigned to do a challenging task by designing vertical living at a condominium, engaged on solving technical issues in the current situation. Their studio work was focused on developing investigative methods and tools with emphasis on experimentation rather than singular solution. Also, daily programs were studied and investigated. Spatial apparatuses were invented to support the needs of inhabitants. The project required the students to rigorously explore a ‘building element’ and its spatial consequences to accommodate spaces for living.
On 15 May 2020, the online studio presentation between Thailand and Japan was conducted. Moreover, the most potential projects earned special prizes awarded by Nomura Real Estate as follows:
– Small Space Living (1st prize – 50,000 Baht)
The recipients are:
– Small Space Living (2nd prize – 15,000 Baht)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuttinee Karnchanaporn said, “This is a project that Nomura Real Estate is interested in researching Small Space Living – that I have done with The Thailand Research Fund (TRF). This was the collaboration between three sections from Interior Architecture Program (SoA+D), Nomura Real Estate Development Co Ltd, and Prof. Satoko Shinohara (at Japan Women’s University)” .