MILLENNIALS TUBE PAVILION
GLOSS FLOOR AREA
Sukhumvit 63 Rd, Bangkok
WINNER/ The 11th Idea-Tops Award (2021) : Commercial Space Design category
For this building the use of architectural material is determined by the characteristic of the user group; Millennial generation specifically Yolo group. The Yolo is a call to live life to its fullest extent. Therefore, material to use for the project
have to reflect the theme. The choice to use one material over the others is a public exhibition of the architecture that architect want to carry out. The idea of material is settled down to use a PVC tube, but in a different way. As the trend of the coming year (2019), Purplish had been consider for the color of choice. A range of purple is an outcome of a combination between inner and outer layer plus lighting effect.
We wrap the pavilion with curtain wall of 5 kilometers PVC tubes. Installation is fix at the top but let the bottom-end loose for sway effect by wind or people interaction. The main entrance has been shaped by cutting out a parabolic form. The curl at the free-end seem to be an issue at the beginning, but at the end everyone agree that they add as a special characteristic to the project.