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.
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Six glass benches glow invitingly. When a visitor sits, expecting to shrink from attention, the glass becomes transparent, revealing the act of sitting, and incorporating the user into an unexpected graphic composition.
The electrical and mechanical components of Revelation are never revealed, remaining concealed inside a slender stainless steel frame.