Architecture student wins a silver prize from Asia Young Designer Awards

Architecture student wins a silver prize from Asia Young Designer Award 2019

         Mr. Thanchon Buphoo, a senior architecture student wins a silver medal in an architectural design competition entitled, Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA)  2019. A program called Sketchup Studio Education, and a display card named Leadtek Quardro Graphic Card P400 are the two products that help Thanchon defeated over 770 other architectural students and reap a silver place with the money award of 20,000 Baht. Thanchon attended the award presentation ceremony held in Bangkok on 29 November, 2019 at E88, W District.   

         Mr. Thanchon Buphoo told KKU News that this winning was rather surprising for him because I did not expect to have come this far since the program was highly competitive. Thanchon said he was grateful for the assistance from his project advisor, Assoc. Prof. Goolsri Tungsakul whose advise helped make the design more sustainable. This year’s design competition concept was, “FORWARD: A Sustainable Future”. I started by looking at a problem occurring in Don Hoi Lod Community, then I thought of the method that would help solve that problem. Don Hoi Lod Community is a low-wetland plateau surrounded by water which makes the area look like an island. The community used to have deteriorated environment. Thanchon exploited natural method, which he called Constructed Wetland, to solve the environmental problem in the community and persuade people to visit the site and take part in the dissolving of the environmental problem. 

         The Asia Young Designer Awards has been held annually for 12 years by Nippon Paint. This year concept was FORWARD: A Sustainable Future which encourages that architectural designs that help ease the existing problems of a community and create a better environment for a balance of living.  The design competition also highlights the architectural designs that integrate modern technology into the preservation of cultural heritage. 

News: Ganapas Sirikiart

Photos: Asia Young Designer Awards 2019