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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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Polar Conspiracy
 
Polar Conspiracy is part of thingsmatter's ongoing effort to liberate technology from kitsch. The installation incorporates one hundred LED-laden electric fans, a popular street-vendor novelty, decased, modified, and clipped in parallel to low voltage wiring.
Steel poles distributed through the space support the devices. As a visitor passes a pole in the darkened gallery space, an infrared motion sensor is triggered, and the fan blades begin tracing delicate polar arrays in the air.
see also: Halosphere