thingsmatter is a design studio committed to engaging with architecture as both critical discipline and fine art; as an instrument for cultural enlightenment beyond economic gain.

Early work in Bangkok includes temporary interventions in commercial spaces, which criticize aspects of consumer culture, while celebrating the material extravagance and diverse audiences that only shopping malls can provide. Recent work extends the working method, tactility, and human scale of thingsmatter’s event architecture to more conventional buildings, including private residences that offer public statements on the nature of the built environment.

Savinee Buranasilapin and Tom Dannecker founded thingsmatter in 2001, after studying architecture at Princeton University. In Bangkok, they have taught, lectured, and conducted workshops at Chulalongkorn, Silpakorn, Kasetsart, Rangsit, and Bangkok Universities. Overseas, they've lectured about their work at Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, and several international conferences.

We look forward to working with you.

"Live to Work", Dwell's profile of thingsmatter and aTypical Shophouse.
thingsmatter in Dwell magazine
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Displaced Center
Video cameras hang over the teen hangout "Centre Point" in Siam Square, with brightly colored cables running from each camera to Siam Theatre. There, the live video feeds are shown on monitors in the floor of a viewing platform. Encircled by a glowing orange curtain, the elliptical platform perches precariously above a market roof; a dirty, unused space in the building's section. The video images it shows are a subtle, ghostly imprint of Centre Point's brightness and color, nearly overwhelmed with electronic noise generated by the long cable run.
in the press: Those Kids Seem Alright (cover article) in art4d issue #101 Feb-04.

part of: Thai Kids are Alright