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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Off-the-shelf components of adhoc urban vernacular construction (ornamental breezeblocks, wood siding, corrugated metal, canvas awnings) are reconstituted to compose a non-quotidian model home, comissioned by Amarin Publishing for Baan Lae Suan Fair.

A thick, double-height wall incorporates structure, storage, circulation, plumbing, and surfaces for work and display. A system of poles and cables supports several layers of mosquito net and fabric rainfly, to protect the living space and "interior" side of wall. An elliptical, climate-controllable, bed chamber cantilevers from the outside face of the wall.