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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Caged Flower
A tight spiral of curvaceous wooden steps is suspended in a cage of steel reinforcement bars.

The resulting staircase has neither stringers nor a structural column; its loads are dispersed through the network of 12mm bars. A climber inside appears to be pinned in a decentralized field of lines, while the use of deformed bar suggests that the cage and its whimsical stair will soon be buried in a concrete pier, never to be seen again.
Sponsored by the Association of Siamese Architects and Siam Cement Group.

Presented as part of Dwelling Elements at Architect Expo 2017, Bangkok.