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Puntawan Suppakornwiwat



My project is inspired by Zaria traditional architecture in Nigeria, West Africa. >> Plate 1 ( VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE INSPIRATION )

Plate 1

: The conceptual diagram of Zaria traditional architecture Start from the arrival of caravans who across the Sahara desert to do the business with the trading center where is Zaria. At first, they need to face with the city gate to pay the business permission. After they pass through that wall, the trading community happens in the center of the city. Lots of people from the outside and inside the city come to exchange, buy and sell goods to each other. The last step is the housing compound for local people.

: The architecture and decoration concept

The appearance form of the architecture that most related to its environment. In term of ornamentations, mostly, some motif can reflect the owner of the house and the motifs are also divided into 4 groups base on its purpose and are painted in the specific part of the elevation.

: The plan of the space inside the housing compound

The spaces are divided into main 5 sequences. Start from the most public area where is the space in front of the entrance elevation. The mud bench is designed to attach perfectly in front of the elevation for waiting of the visitors. After the entrance, the reception room is the main space for doing the business. Follow by the men area, courtyard (sharing space for the occupants) and the women area respectively.

>> Plate 2 – 5 (INTO THE WALL BEGINS)

Plate 2 and 3

: Plan and section scale 1/260

showing the concept of how the space inside the wall become, the design of negative and positive space and cutting the solid by using the shape of geometry and intersection of vault openings

Plate 4 *

: The frontal axonometric drawing Representation of the conceptual ideas about program and function inside and outside from the most public to the most private.

Plate 5 *

: The decoration facade concept Representation of meaning and meaningless motif which are modified to the more contemporary generation. The motifs are redesigned and adap


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