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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600 Images
600 Images, 60 Artists, 6 Cities, 6 Curators. A web of thin steel cables wrap the gallery, stretched across windows, walls, and furniture, occasionally defining a free-standing plane, making display surfaces where there were none. At critical points where wires split, join, turn corners, and descend stairs, the exhibition's infrastructure is celebrated by an orgy of turnbuckles, hooks, clamps and silvery angular lines. Elsewhere, the cables recede visually; the photographs delicately clipped to them take the foreground. All 600 images are connected tangibly to each other, a reminder that the 60 projects that make up the exhibition are components in a larger exercise of international exchange.
in the press: Dining with Photos in 4dSOCIETY, art4d issue #117, Jul-05.

See also: Utility, thingsmatter's set of images included in the 600. Subsequent to this exhibition, thingsmatter served as design consultant on the gallery's renovation.