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Ayato Likhitwatanachai


Seeking to answer the requiremente critically, we asked ourselves, how could vernacular wisdom can be learnt as a starting point to improve our living condition?

The radical situation could be found in the urban life where everything move so fast. For people who still struggle with everyday life, a place we called “home” should be the most comfortable place in the world where we can lie down after back from hardworking. However, the type of dwelling that most people live in, i.e. housing, do not provide us proper spaces like that, we stil have to walk through long narrow corridor sandwiched by other living units before enter our dark and poor ventilated rectangular rooms, the only view toward outside is to the balcony at the rear of the room where air-condensing unit is situated. We have no relation with our neighbours which seems fine nowadays. When we want to take a walk, the place we first thought of are department stores where we need to spend much time on the road to go there since there is no relaxing places in our area. Therefore, as many of us have already known, mixed-use development can provide us neighborhoods that is self-contained and sustainable.

Thus, we would like to propose a mixed-use building that use vernacular wisdom to reconfigure the spatial system of the building to enhance better experiences of users


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