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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aTypical Shophouse 2
Floor two of thingsmatter 's ongoing redefinition of a typical shophouse. An existing stair leaves the usable space narrow in the back bay. Placing the bathroom and kitchen here, and configuring them so they can be open most of the time, allows floor-through ventilation and illumination. A "black box" in the center bay closes to create an air-conditionable bedroom, protected from the street noise and lit by porthole lenses onto an adjacent garden.
see also: first floor.
Published in:
Elle Decoration July, 2010
Habitus 11, April-June 2011
Room February,2011
Dwell Asia Sept/Oct 2013 (cover)