Apiwat Ratanawaraha is an associate professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. His teaching and research cover urban land policy and management, infrastructure finance, technology and innovation policy, and strategic foresight. His ongoing research focuses on urban issues in Thailand, including the futures of Thai urban life, globalization of land, informal mobility, parking policy, and urban citizen science. His academic publications include: Futures Studies (in Thai, forthcoming), The Land Economy of Thailand (in Thai, 2015), Scenarios of Thai Life in 2033 (in Thai, 2014, with Mingsarn Kaosa-ard), and Embracing Informal Mobility in Bangkok (2014, with Saksith Chalermpong). Apiwat holds a B.Eng. in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo, an M.Phil. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, and an MCP in International Development and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Economic Development and Technology Policy from MIT. He was a visiting assistant professor at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute.
Pui has recently developed a strong interest in public landscape including Pink Park which received an Outstanding Award under the Social and Community Health Category, International Federation of Landscape Architects, AAPME Awards 2018. She has also been invited as a keynote speaker in numerous international conferences, universities, and international design conferences. She was recently the Chairperson for the 2017 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific Regional Congress in Bangkok. In the same year, she was invited by International Garden Festival to design one of eight permanent exhibitions in Berlin, called the “Garden of the Mind”.
In 2018, Pui published “Landscape of the Mind” – encapsulating over twenty years of P Landscape’s projects and reflections on landscape as philosophy, art, and science. Along with the monograph, she also participated at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale with the exhibition at the Palazzo Mora of the same name “Landscape of the Mind”.
Vipavadee is also the president of Thailand Interior Designers’ Association (TIDA) since 2015, working with the world of academia to create a stronger bond and communications with the professional world through events such as the Students Thesis Award. With her at the helm, the association also supports young designers through Young Interior Design Award, and recognize outstanding work through Interior Designer Award. She also works through TIDA to forge a bond with the ASEAN design community for a stronger ASEAN interior network.
Award-winning designer Barbara Barry is internationally known for her streamlined interiors and elegant home furnishings. She has helped usher in a true American aesthetic where her style and philosophy have become part of the design lexicon.
Her look speaks to quiet luxury, comfort and ease – supporting her design philosophy that living simply, and with quality, is the highest form of luxury. At her California based studio her talented staff help bring her vision of gracious living to life centering on bespoke interiors and home furnishings.
Barbara’s celebrated vision finds expression through partnerships with internationally renowned companies such as Baker Furniture, Kravet Fabrics, Tufenkian Carpets and Visual Comfort Lighting. Her first book, Around Beauty (Rizzoli New York), was published October 2012.
Marie France Bouet
Pierre began his professional career in Asia working as an architect in Laos, and on his return to France he joined the agency of Joseph Belmont. His interest in Asia led him to study at the Institut des Langues orientales and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, leading to a doctorate in ethnology. For the next 20 years, he was heavily involved in teaching and research at the Institut de l’Environnement, and at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Architecturales at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, which enabled him to develop a very specific disciplinary architectural knowledge. Having participated in the creation of the Institut français d’Architecture, this enabled him to develop an active cooperation with China from the beginning of the 1980s. In 1984 he was appointed a professor at the Ecole nationale d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, where, in 1992 he took charge of the research lab IPRAUS, a joint research facility for CNRS and the university.
Since 1989, Pierre has been fulfilling the role of architect and urban planner and leading major development and architectural projects at Arte Charpentier, where he was appointed Chairman in 2011. As well as his involvement and commitment to major urban planning projects for the transformation of cities in China, he is also responsible for the redevelopment scheme of the Bay of Algiers and participates in the ongoing Grand Paris initiative, in collaboration with Seine Métropole, Paris Rouen Le Havre.
From the moment she finished her architectural training, Marie-France Bouet was drawn towards the larger scale of the city and the region. Today she manages the Urban Planning Bureau within the Territories Division of Arte Charpentier, which brings together both urban planning and landscape architects. Her time is, therefore, equally divided between consideration of developmental and planning issues, as with urban planning and architectural projects, both in France and internationally. She is responsible, in particular, for several major urban projects the agency is developing in Wuhan in China, and planning studies such as «Grand Conakry - Vision 2040», a territorial strategy study, undertaken in 2016 in preparation for the future masterplan for Conakry city in the Republic of Guinea. Other projects include the design and development of the coastal zone of the Bay of Algiers. Since 2012, she has been running a course on sustainable cities for the Buildings and Sustainable Cities chair at the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics.
Since joining KPF in 2005, Forth has led the design and management of a variety of commercial projects, including office, hotel, retail, residential, and mixed-use buildings in the United States, China, England, Thailand, and India. He has focused on issues of density, the intersection of public and private space, and the intricate programmatic relationships buildings have within the contemporary city.
Forth has applied these interests toward the design of some of the world’s premier lifestyle districts, offices, and tall towers. Abroad, Forth managed the design and construction of several mixed-use supertalls comprising a range of programs including officetel and corporate headquarters. These include one of China’s largest mixed-use projects, the iconic Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, one of the most programmatically integrated skyscrapers in the world. Other work includes JP Morgan Chase’s Hong Kong headquarters at Chater House and, across the bay, Victoria Dockside, a mixed-use tower with industry- leading office amenities and tenants including Mizuho Bank and Taipei Fubon Bank.
Domestically his projects have ranged from boutique offices to residential complexes to mixed-use, life/work neighborhoods, including the podium of KPF’s iconic 10 & 30 Hudson Yards, the Manhattan neighborhood’s first and tallest towers respectively.
Forth co-edited Perspecta 38 through the Yale School of Architecture, where he is a frequent guest critic and where he taught as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor in 2011. He has lectured at Yale and Harvard, and has been a guest critic at the University of Hong Kong Department of Architecture and elsewhere.
Andrew is a Landscape Architect whose work explores the connection between people and nature. He started his company, Grant Associates, in 1997 which has grown into an international design studio with offices in Bath and Singapore. In 2012 he was awarded the title of RSA Royal Designer for Industry in recognition of his pioneering global work in landscape architecture such as the multi award winning Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Andrew is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield, an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA and a member of the National Infrastructure Commission Design Group. Based in the city of Bath he is Chair of the Bathscape Landscape Partnership and a member of the Bath World Heritage Site Advisory Board. He is also co-founder of the pop up festival Forest of Imagination.
Founder and Main Partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti
Architect and urban planner, Stefano Boeri has been Professor at Politecnico in Milan and visiting Professor in several international universities, including Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), the Strelka Institute in Moscow and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In Shanghai, he is Director of the Future City Lab at Tongji University: a post-doctoral research program which explores the future of contemporary metropolis under the perspectives of biodiversity and urban forestry.
In November 2018, he was Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee for the first World Forum on Urban Forests, organized in Mantua together with FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization, UN). In 2019 he presented in New York the Great Green Wall of Cities project, developed with FAO, C40, UN Habitat e other international research organizations, on occasion of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019.
Author of several books and publications, Stefano Boeri was Councillor for Culture in Milan (from 2011 to 2013) and in February 2018 he has been appointed President of Fondazione Triennale Milano, a major international cultural institution, based in Milan, that produces exhibitions, conferences, events dedicated to architecture, art, design, fashion, cinema and graphics.
Since 2017 he is creator and Art Director of Milano Arch Week promoted by the Municipality of Milan, with Politecnico, Fondazione La Triennale and Fondazione Feltrinelli. Stefano Boeri is founder and main partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti. The practice- based in Milan and with offices in Shanghai and Tirana - has recently welcomed as new Partners in charge Arch. Francesca Cesa Bianchi and Architect Marco Giorgio. Stefano Boeri Architetti’s work ranges from the production of urban visions and architectures to interior and product design, with a constant attention to the geopolitical and environmental implications of urban phenomena.
The focus on the relationship between city and nature led in 2014 to the creation of the Vertical Forest, the first prototype of residential building hosting more than 700 trees and 20,000 plants. Built in Milan, the Vertical Forest has received many international awards, like the International Highrise Award in 2014 and the Best Tall Building Worldwide Award in 2015 by CTBUH.
Stefano Boeri Architetti practice is currently working on several international projects of Urban Forestry, among which the Vertical Forests in Paris, Lausanne, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Nanjing, and the Forest City all over the world, medium size urban settlements that will combine the challenge for energy self-sufficiency with the challenge of increasing biodiversity and effectively improving air quality in urban areas, thanks to the multiplication of vegetable and biological urban surfaces.
The Architect Council of Thailand, in collaboration with the Council of Engineers, will talk about the new Procurement Act which was promulgated in 2017. The talk will cover design contracts and work supervision, professional fees in pursuance of the recently enacted ministerial regulations, bidding process, and feasibility calculations adopted by the public sector, as well as the overview of procurement issues.
The Architect Act, B.E. 2543 (A.D. 2000) and the Building Control Act, B.E. 2522 (A.D. 1979), which were enforced to monitor professional practices in the fields of interior architecture and decorative arts, prescribe that all professional architects practicing interior architecture and decorative arts require a personal license and legal entity license. Types of work shall be as indicated in ministerial regulations, requirements, and linkages to the main architecture. This enforcement affects the Building Control Act and professional standards.
Ecological Landscape Design and Cultures of Contemporary Lifestyles
Landscape design amidst the contemporary world that reflects tropical ecosystem with a long history of settlement.
- Roles of “Town Planning” and National Resources Planning in a situation where natural resources of the nation are spatially and physically limited, while numbers of population, urban sprawl, and settlement rates have been increasing.
- The contexts of economic development planning and the national society are not corresponding to and not in alignment with physical planning and scheming, leading to scattered development and adversely affecting the economy, society, and environment. How can we overcome this situation (through an educational process)?
- How critical and/or problematic the relationships between professional practices and planning and physical scheming modules in each level are? It is essential to understand the critical multidisciplinary and to understand how to work by adopting transdisciplinary approaches.
- Studies of town planning provided in the course correspond to changes of the society, urbanism, and digital disruption. At the same time, fundamental education in general clarifies understandings about town planning, whether it has roles in the social contexts, especially in terms of community and urban ways of life. This is required to be a work process that needs collaboration and interactions in preparing courses and modules, while instructors and students enhance their knowledge for future development together.
- Concept for development of educational system and town planning reachable by people of all social levels in order to stimulate better economic, social, environmental, and physical development.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a new work concept beneficial for the AEC industry (Architect, Engineering and Construction). Currently, this concept has been developed into a variety of forms, ranging from the step of studying on designs to building management, such as inspection of design conflicts, Virtual Reality (VR) presentation, simulation, functionalities, quantities take-off, asset management, etc.
How should architects prepare themselves in pursuit of the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Architectural Services and extend such agreement beyond the ASEAN region. Here comes an opportunity for Thai architects to acquire experience abroad or work with foreign architects in Thailand.
In a big picture, we started from considering circular economy, especially construction business. The circular economy is associated with several sectors, such as project owners, contractors, and building users, who are directly involved in the waste generated. However, an interesting question is what actions, which are indirectly related to a waste-generating design process in the system, can be taken by the designers? How can a design process support the circular economy?
The direction to create “urban forestry” that is complete, unique, and sustainable for Thailand based on holistic and practical approaches in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors by prioritizing domestic plants and environment conditions as the key components.
The Arts and Science of City Data
City data is everyone’s business. We are producing a massive amount of data, but only a few use them to inform decisions. For city planning, data analytics help us build city insights which are the fundamentals basics for effective problem solving and robust strategic planning.
In 2025, ageing population (over 60 years of age) in Thailand will reach 20%, and that will be the time we are officially introduced to the ageing society. This transformation has impact on everyone, no matter who you are. Whether you are a kid, a businessperson, an architect, an engineer, you need to learn how to adapt yourself and survive amidst the change.
Professional Practice Experience in USA and China, Legal Issues; Student/ Professional/ Company, License, Industry’s Expectation, Mindset, Fee, Income, Corporate Culture, Communication Skill and Chances in Career, Development of LA profession and Decision-Making Process in China, Life style, Design trends.