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VEX : agitated vernacular
exhibition pavilion in Bangkok, Thailand

An exhibition pavilion to showcase competition entries to the 2018 International Design Competition, organized by the Association of Siamese Architects. The pavilion embraces the annual competition theme VEX : Agitated Vernacular, by subjecting wood, the assigned material, to abrasive processes of peeling & sanding, charring or burning.  The vexed wood is then hand-crafted: rough-sawn, stacked, tied, to form two black & white cubic geometries that host the exhibition materials. Charcoal, mixed with leftover wood from the processes, is contained in multiple cubic gabion baskets for area seating. Conventional fabrication and vernacular construction techniques merge with contemporary ones to become the new vernacular craft that responds to current socioeconomic, cultural, climatic, and technological parameters.

status completed May 2018
area 220 sqm
funded by The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
photos courtesy of แค่อยากออกไป

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