“Drift” and “aggregation” of the earth

The first architectural exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) in 2023 will officially open on Tuesday, July 18 until August 6. "Infinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition".

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The principal curators are Jenchieh Hung, who is the exhibition chairman of The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage, and Kulthida Songkittipakdee, who is the co-founder and principal architect of HAS Design and Research.

They curated eight architectural firms from Thailand and Taiwan to participate in the exhibition, including Architects 49 Limited (A49), Arsomsilp Community and Environment Architect, Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited
(DBALP), Department of ARCHITECTURE, Ambi Studio, MAYU architects, Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten, and Atelier Or.

Among the eight architectural firms, their exhibited architectural works are in Bangkok, Pattaya, Pathum Thani, Samut, Sakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya in Thailand; and Hsinchu, Nantou, Yunlin, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and Yilan in Taiwan, where different cultural backgrounds, different climatic conditions, and diverse social
developments are indirectly or directly expressed in how the building responds to the characteristics of the ground.

Jenchieh Hung, the exhibition chairman of The Association of Siamese Architects Under Royal Patronage, says:

"Infinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition” takes the earth as the interface, connecting all of nature as a background story. On the undulating surface, it provides conditions for the interdependence of people, buildings, and nature and balances the operating mechanisms of the environment. More than a century ago, German geologist Alfred Lothar Wegener wrote a book called The Origin of Continents and Oceans and explained that the earth is aggregated into a Pangea, surrounded by the waters of the Panthalassa, which later began to drift and split to form the basic landforms of the seven continents and five oceans.

The exhibition continues the perspective of the “drift” and “aggregation” of the earth, presenting Thailand and Taiwan contemporary architecture in two chapters, "Ground Exchanges" and "Feeling Grounds", which show new human and nature lifestyles based on the common earth's ground: togetherness, ritual, native, porosity, extra-ordinary, nostalgic, vernacular, and boundaryless.

"Infinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition"

ExhibitionInfinity Ground - Thailand and Taiwan Contemporary Architecture Exhibition
PeriodJuly 18, 2023 - August 6, 2023
URLhttps://bit.ly/3Dd2PXp

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