'The Architecture of Possibilities' A Talk by Twitee Vajrabhaya



Architecture goes beyond its form to its invisible dimension. Architecture is not only about pretty buildings and mere usable function, but it has the power to engage with the people and the society at many different levels.

The talk will explore different possibilities of architecture through a few works by the firm Department of ARCHITECTURE Co. We will go through the architectural thinking process that is the driving force behind the visible architecture. The manifestation of the ideas then takes the shape and form of architecture.

Some projects emphasis an open-ended space that is free for people to interact and interpret. Some projects explore a possibility of architecture, in a fierce capitalist world, to create a public space, a living community space within a commercial realm. Some projects have attempted to become a tool to drive a creative society forward. Some projects may even take a more proactive role in the society at large.

Let us see the invisible dimension of architecture…. The architecture of possibilities…

Ms. Twitee Vajrabhaya is one of the two principals of a Bangkok based design studio: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co. She received a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from Virginia Tech and earned a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Her works include projects in Thailand and abroad which have been published widely. Some of her projects are the Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) at the Grand Postal Office, ‘The Flow’ – a Multipurpose Pavilion, Sala Phuket Resort and Six Senses Resort. During her career she has won several national and international architecture awards including an Outstanding Award in Architectural Design from the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA), a winner of Interior Design Best of Year Award (USA) a winner of Blueprint Award (UK) and a highly commended honor for the World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Place: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21

Non-members donation: B200. Siam Society members, members’ spouses and children, and all students showing valid student ID cards are admitted free of charge. For more information, please contact Khun Arunsri or

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The Siam Society is deeply grateful to the James H.W. Thompson Foundation for its generous support of the 2017-2018 Lecture Series.