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Kantana Film and Animation Institute

Bangkok Project Company Limited

The architectural programme for the Kantana Film and Animation Institute, a facility offering a broad range of filmmaking courses, pivots around integrating modern materials - concrete and steel - with Thailand’s traditional building medium - brick. Integration is also at the root of the spatial composition and its elements. Broad pathways connect the separate department blocks, and long expanses of unrendered, saw-tooth outer brick walls group the various units into a single complex. The lush natural vegetation is also used to enhance a sense of oneness. Trees line the external pathways while the surrounding tropical forest intrudes into the plan at various points, dialoguing with the architecture and framed by the raw brick walls. The exterior distribution routes are set at right angles on a north-south, east-west axis. The north-south paths course slightly off-axis, in...

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