Designing for the senses. A Daylight Talk by Boonserm Premthada
Speaker: Boonserm Premthada
Date: 18 March 2021
Daylight Talk arranged by professor Jana Revedin, the École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA), Paris.
Boonserm Premthada argues that architecture is the physical creation of an atmosphere, serving to heighten our awareness of our natural surroundings. In this lecture, he discusses a variety of his work, considering the manipulation of light, shadow, wind, sound, and smell, alongside the socio-economic and cultural agenda, with many of his projects including programmes to improve equality.
Photography: Elephant World, Surin by Spaceshift Studio
About the studio
Architect and artist, Boonserm Premthada is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University and Founder of Bangkok Project Studio. Boonserm’s work has won many international awards including, the ar+d Award for Emerging Architecture in 2011. He has also been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2013, the Grand Prize International Brick Architecture 2014, The Plan Awards 2017, the Design for Asia Awards 2017, and the Royal Academy Dorfman Awards 2019. He is the laureate of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2018. Boonserm has lectured and exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Venice Biennale 2018, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Indian Institute of Architects, University of Tokyo, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and several other international universities.
About Jana Revedin
Born in Constance (Germany), Jana Revedin is an architect, theorist and writer. She graduated from the Politecnico of Milan and is a doctor of architecture and urban planning at IUAV University in Venice, qualified to direct research. A professor of architecture and urban planning at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, she is a member of the LAURE research laboratory “Environment, city, society” (CNRS) and the UNESCO delegate to the Education and Research Commission of the UIA.
About École Spéciale d’Architecture
ESA, the School of Transversality, is a free, international school open to developments in the contemporary world. Recognized as a public utility since 1870 and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles since 2010, it is the only private school of architecture in France. A complete presentation of the Special School can be consulted in the ESA Notebook.
What to expect
Introduction by professor Jana Revedin
Lecture by Boonserm Premthad from the studio
Live Q&A session with Boonserm Premthad