Bangkok express, Retail shopping complex
Bangkok, Thailand  
The design defines contrasting atmospheres within a 3 storeys loop passing by gradient from gardens to luxury fashion arcade. A synthesis of elements of traditional style, the environmentally adaptive design abstracts natural strategies and forms to reflect the fast changing urban life of Thailand’s sophisticated capital. The project connects natural forms and textures into the cityscape through an ambiguous façade system, both structure and sculpture, which acts as cladding, canopy and signage in a single evolving element. Through the fashion arcade, the structure reaches and extends over the space to form a forest canopy-like structure, enclosing and modifying the environment to complement the activity below.