AP Thailand invites university students
Bangkok (25 Nov 19) – AP (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd., the leader in the development of residential properties and innovations, through AP Design Lab – a laboratory for learning everything about real estate, recently invited Thailand’s new generation of university students to show off their great ideas in a design contest under the ‘New Gen New Trend’ concept. The contest aimed to find the best idea that promotes good quality life in the future for the new generation. ‘Multiple Living Spaces in Co-living Space’ by Thoranon Pheerayakoses, a 4th year student of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture won the contest’s first prize with a creative solution to space limits – the use of the space above the ground surface as overlapping areas to provide more functionality.
Mr. Prajark Prapamonthol, Deputy Chief Business Group: Condominium Business, AP (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd., said, “The intention of AP in holding the condominium design contest was to offer architecture students in interior design an opportunity to show off their abilities or new ideas on the design of living spaces. The winning design would be used by AP in a real condominium. The challenge for the students was that not only would they have to exercise their creativity, one of the requirements was that the design must be really buildable and livable sustainably within a specified budget. In other design contests, you would find super great ideas that are eventually not practical. But in our design contest, all contestants were asked to design on the basis of real business. We believe that whether they won any prize or not, all the 200 contestants will definitely get new ideas and knowhow not found in the textbook.”
Mr. Pachrah Jayasiri, Director of AP Design Lab, said, “AP Design Lab has an important role in the development of space innovation for residences under development by AP Thailand to ensure that they respond to the changing behaviour of urbanites. It is unavoidable that spaces in condominiums, in particular, are small, making it very challenging to design them in response to functional needs and design requirements. This is because if designers do not understand the changing behaviour of the new generation, they will stuff every function into a residence regardless of its necessity for residents. We always ask ourselves as to how we can add value to every space through a design approach. The design contest that we held was a good opportunity for AP Design Lab to share our design knowhow with the students who are would-be designers. They got to practice their design thinking based on the challenge of space and the new generation’s behavior.”
The proposition for the contestants was that they got to design a 1-bedroom residence of 28 square metres under the ‘New Gen New Trend’ concept. It was a design of an adjustable futuristic space that grows with residents at a construction cost of Bht 300,000. The design ‘Multiple Living Spaces in Co-living Space’ by Thoranon Pheerayakoses won the first prize and has been used in actual construction. The belief behind the design was that we all need smaller overlapping spaces. Thoranon chose to address space limits with his idea to use the space above the ground surface as overlapping areas to provide more functionality. You will see a work space that is not only for work or a bedroom that is not just for sleeping.
Mr. Thoranon Pheerayakoses, a 4th year student of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Architecture – the winner of the design contest, said, “Thank you AP Thailand for holding the activity. It was a vet valuable experience for me. I got to challenge myself to practice thinking out of the proposition of space and budget limits to come up with really practical design. It was a tough challenge for would-be designers. Importantly, I got to learn the new thing that is not in the textbook. That is Design Thinking. The people at AP Design Lab have shared interesting perspectives that are useful for the actual work environment. For the design I proposed, I think, in reality, you can share a studio-type condominium with your friend. So, I designed it out of a hypothesis that we all need smaller overlapping spaces that can be adapted to activities taking place. It was an answer to the lifestyle of the new generation looking for well-defined private space and co-living space within a residence.”
NEW GEN NEW TREND UNIT is a 1-bedroom residence of 28 square metres that would be actually built at ASPIRE Ngamwongwan under the concept of ‘futuristic space design that is adjustable and grows with residents, with two key design ideas: 1) ALL SPACE USED and 2) CO-LIVING & PRIVATE SPACE.
NEW GEN NEW TREND UNIT is now open to get a glimpse of experience at ASPIRE Ngamwongwan, the furnished condominium from AP Thailand. Price of last units starts at 1.99 million baht. Contact us for visiting the project or for more information by calling 1623 or clicking www.apthai.com
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