Bangkok Tokyo Architecture

Bangkok Tokyo Architecture is an architectural studio founded by Wtanya Chanvitan and Takahiro Kume in 2017. We are fascinated by open-ended structures and the assembly of ordinary elements; blurring the lines between ordinary and exceptional. Our practice explores resilient forms of living, seek ways to liberate architecture from the realm of experts and professionals to find potential models of sustainability.

Wtanya Chanvitan
Wtanya earned her Bachelors of Architecture from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand and her Masters of Architecture from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. She has taught at the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and currently teaches at the International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Takahiro Kume
Takahiro earned his Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from Ritsumeikan University, Japan and has taught at the School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand.


Collaborators

Bhoomchaya Prakongpetch
Panutchakorn Tontiwanitpong

Awards

Rice University Spotlight Award 2024, Winner (US)
Architecture Review Emerging awards 2023, Highly Commended (UK)


Exhibitions

Japan + Thailand Young Architects Exhibition 2023 (TH, JP)
24 Camels 2022 (TH)
Keepsake 2022 (TH)
Architecture Beinnial “TIME - SPACE - EXISTENCE” 2021 (IT)
Parallel Projections 2016 (JP)


Publications

Thailand Architecture in Steel 10
Jutakutokushu 2024.5
Architecture Review November 2023
Jutakutokushu 2023.11
Room Books: Home Office & Home Studio 2023
rita_19, "An assemblage of typical things", 2023.05
Jutakutokushu 2023.4
Jutakutokushu 2021.10
ART4D 271 'What is a House for" 2020
Shinkenchiku 2016.12


Lectures

"Anything and Something" 2024 School of Architecture and Design KMUTT (TH)
"Becoming" 2024 Rice University (US)
“Continuity and Change” 2024 National University Singpore (SG)
"Resilient" 2023 Silpakorn University (TH)
"The Beginning of Architecture" 2023 Tokyo University of Science (JP)
"Un-Extraordinary Forms" 2022 Silpakorn University (TH)
"Bangkok Tokyo Architecture" 2022 School of Architecture and Design KMUTT (TH)
"Re-Wilding Architecture" 2021 JAIBAAN TALK (TH)
"Adaptations" 2021 Silpakorn University (TH)
"Building and Living" 2021 ASIAN TOUCHES (JP)


Workshops

DEX Design Experimentation Workshop 2022 INDA Chlalongkorn Univeristy (TH)