We believe that it’s good to know what designer think about his projects and how he creates them from his own words. Journalists and experts writes about these projects on design magazines from their points of view. Both opinions should contribute to one another. This blog is what we do in our part. We write about our projects the way we do and think about them. This is our official (and most complete) web-based information. We don’t like to communicate about our work to the world via website because we think the blog is more flexible and easier to update. So don’t look for our website.
Supermachine studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio founded and based in Bangkok in 2009 by Thai architect, Pitupong chaowakul. Before that (in 2003) he founded another studio called Thisdesign with 5 other friends. Supermachine studio’s projects are extremely diverse, their projects includes small objects like bottle openner, installations & exhibitions and bigger scale projects like shopping malls and large outdoor music festivals. Supermachine studio consistent interest are in the creative processes and experimentation in design.
Supermachine is Pitupong Chaowakul with Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Yupadee Suvisith, Jetsada Phongwasin, Kasidis Peuktes, Theerayut Somtua, Korakot Meesathien and Kamolporn Wiriyachaisang.
PS: We have transfered a lot of stuff to this blog alredy but a lot are still on the previous webblog http://thisdesignbkk.wordpress.com check it out if you want to know more about us!!! And we are constantly uploading old and new projects in order to complete the whole spectrum of the office’s projects.
Contact us: +66-(0)-22766279 FAX:+66-(0)-22766278
57/7 Soi Chokchairuammit 16/13 Jompol Jatujuk Bangkok 10900 Thailand
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About Pitupong Chaowakul
Pitupong was born in Ubonratchathani, a small town 600 Kilometers east of Bangkok, Thailand. He moved to Bangkok when he was 11 for further education. He earned his degree in Architecture from School of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and moved to Singapore to work for a year. In 2003, he got his Master degree in Architecture from the Berlage Institute of Architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In between his graduate study, he worked with Nox architect in Rotterdam for a year.
Pitupong came back to Bangkok, Thailand in 2003 and founded a cross-disciplinary design studio with 5 other friends called “Thisdesign” in Bangkok. He designed very wide range of projects from concerts, interior designs to architectures. He constantly joined the artist group, called “Soi Project”. With them, he travel and does installation projects in other countries such as Japan, UAE and UK. In the same time, he lectured and taught in various schools of design in Bangkok.
He founded the design studio by himself in 2009, called Supermachine Studio. The office is constantly doing various types of design projects. In 2010, Supermachine Studio is chosen to attend iLight Marina Bay in Singapore where they build “Animal Tree”, a lighting installation sponsored by Philips lighting. For entertainment biz, he was commission to be a design director of one of the biggest outdoor music event in Thailand called Big Mountain Music Festival. The event successfully drawn more than 40,000 people in its 2nd time in 2010. He is on the process of doing the 3rd one.
Architecturally, Supermachine studio’s project. “Harbormall” won 2010 “World of color awards” among with projects from architects around the world. (Solutia is one of the world’s leading color film makers)
Pitupong was one of the keynote speakers in the international forum, “Archifest‘2010” in Singapore, organized by Singapore Institute of Architecture.
1999-2002 Master of Excellence in Architecture.The Berlage Institute of Architecture, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1992-1997 Bachelor of Architecture (Second Class Honour) Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2009 – Present: Founded: Supermachine Studio
2003 – 2008: Cofounder: ThisDesign
2000 – 2001: Nox, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1997 – 1998: Design Architects, Singapore
2014 Alaska Design Forum, Alaska, USA
2012 Jakarta Architectural Triannalle, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 Datum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2011 ASA Forum 2011, Bangkok, Thailand; Forum speaker, New generation of Thai architects
2010 Archifest 2010 international Forum, “Happy City” forum speaker, Singapore National Library, Singapore
2010 iLight Marina Bay, Meet the Artist, Singapore cricket club, Singapore
2011 Bangkok University Student Lounge, Bangkok, Thailand
2011 Architect 2011 exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 Big Mountain Music Festival II, Saraburi, Thailand
2010 Sansiri’s The Base Sales Gallery, Thailand
2010 Animal Tree, Installation for iLight Marina Bay, Singapore
2010 Sansiri’s Wyne Sales Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 Bangkok University Creative Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 Big Mountain Music Festival, Saraburi, Thailand
2010 Laemtong Shopping mall,Bangsaen, Cholburi, Thailand
2009 Autostella showroom, Bangkok, Thailand
2009 Green World, Installation for Heineken Green space
2009 Giant No Red No Yellow for Art4d Minimart at Bangkok Art and Creative Center
2009 No Red No Yellow; Product design for protesters
2009 Bangkok 2082, Visionary project for future Bangkok, Bangkok Art and Creative Center
2009 Quick Bites, Design for Eating; exhibition design for Thailand Creative and Design Center
2009 Harbormall, Laemchabang, Cholburi, Thailand
2008 Laemtong shopping mall, Rayong, Thailand
2008 Island 2008, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2008 House by the swamp, Ubonratchathani, Thailand
2008 Food Market at Leamtong Shopping mall, Rayong, Thailand
2007 Saveland Supermarket, Ubonratchathani, Thailand
2007 iYarm, product design for Art4d’s Minimart in Bangkok Design Week 2007
2007 Tokyo Air Domino; installation for Digital Art Festival 2007, Panasonic Center, Tokyo
2007 Kantana sound studio, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 Yincharoen cooking school and supermarket, Bangkok, Thailand
2007 The Cloud 2007, installation for Sharjah Biennalle, UAE
2006 Living under the crescent moon, exhibition design for a traveling exhibition from Vitra design museum at Thailand Creative and Design Center
2006 Poom-Puang, a product design for Bangkok Fashion Week 2006
2005 Pru Pop Live Concert, Tossapak Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 Cheeze Studio, Siam center, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 Jerlot Cafe’, Bangkok
2005 Ghost Transmission, installation at H Gallery & Metbar, Bangkok, Thailand
2003-2005 Ghost Tower, research and photography, Bangkok, Thailand
2004 100 Only Fat all stars concert, stage and production design, Bangkok, Thailand
2004 MVP Cinema, Ubonratchathani, Thailand
2004 IPlusroom Karaoke, Bangkok, Thailand
2004 Saenrak salesoffice, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 t-Bomb for Art4d Minimart for Architectexpo’03, Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand (exhibited in Einhoven, The Netherlands in 2003)
2003 Paradox Circus,Fat Live 4, Stage and Production design, Huamark Stadium, Bangkok Thailand