SAN FRANCISCO 2016

Tenderloin - System Update

Eleven is proud to announce its second international ideas and design competition. For this challenge, we move to California and ask: how do you solve a problem like San Francisco’s Tenderloin?

We call thinkers, architects, designers, students and multidisciplinary teams from around the world to design innovation by submitting a proposal for turning one of the most deprived, dangerous and disconnected neighbourhoods in the USA into the model-district of the future.

The competition will precede a series of global spin-off events, exhibits and publications.

Our event sponsors Project Night Night, a fantastic San Francisco based charity, whose noble mission is to help homeless children across the USA dream a better future.

Get stuck in and compete for the chance to win amazing cash prizes, media goodies and secure global exposure!

For this challenge - Eleven's first urban competition - we focused on San Francisco, California. Today, this city is one of the world's most desirable locations, and is one of the global hubs for innovative technologies. At the same time, San Francisco is home to the Tenderloin district. This area, which exists at the geographical heart of the city, continues to be one of America's most distressed neighbourhoods, a harbour to low income families and a growing marginated homeless community,  where high levels of crime, violence and drug-related activity give it a reputation as a highly dangerous and feared place.

The competitions sought the answer to four fundamental questions. Firstly, how can you turn one of the most distressed neighbourhoods in the USA into a model district to inspire a new 21st century inner-city regeneration model that steers away from Gentrification? Secondly, can technology play a key role? Thirdly, how can we imagine a new form of Regeneration which engages with the local community and context rather than overshadow them? An finally, how can the Tenderloin be turned from an isolated urban-island into a new centre for San Francisco?

The design community around the world has responded with some fantastic proposals!

Charitable Cause: This competition was run in support of 'Project Night Night', a fantastic San Francisco-based charity, whose noble mission is to help homeless children across the USA dream a better future.


winner

EC3827

Louise Pearson, Yiran Li , Matthew Drury & Thea Harris
(Australia )

The Tender Track Faced with extraordinary troubles of drugs, crime, prostitution, homelessness and poverty, the Tender Track transcends barriers and unifies people; placing beauty, delight, fun and exploration at the heart of the community as an antidote to everyday life. The Tender Track is a new, free tram line that connects a sequence of magical, unpredictable, extreme and unforgettable places that are unveiled along a mile long journey through the heart of the Tenderloins. It is a must see destination designed, built and run by the local community. Social, cultural and ecological programs line The Tender Track galvanising its role…

runner up

EC3511

Charlotte Durand-Rival, Chloé Durrieu, Simon Forget & Emmanuel Chesné
(France)

Urban Playground When talking about Tenderloin : “Be careful, only a few blocks away, and it’s an entirely different place. Not a place for visitors, the atmosphere is heavy, you will see the scary thin bodies of junkies, homeless people and prostitutes, it’s best not to linger.” Far from being an urban legend, the Tenderloin triangle is avoided at all costs, and is at the opposite of the funky, arty reputation of hip San Francisco. Our project is based on the notion of “resuscitation”, or how to give a new impulse to this abandoned neighbourhood, while at the same time…


Honourable Mentions:

EC3693

Michelle Lauren Zucker & Karla Diaz
(USA)

OPT[IN] The Story San Francisco’s notorious Tenderloin district houses a diverse + vibrant community comprised of artists, students, families, and perhaps most notably, the city’s largest homeless population [63%]. The current homeless residents [4,191] have limited or no access to basic urban rights such as proper sanitation, adequate shelter, and privacy. With housing options already scarce, residents are faced with a particular disadvantage when trying to move from the shelter or street, as many lack the required qualifications to be considered. Gentrification of the surrounding areas threatens to push residents out of the Tenderloin altogether. Despite these obstacles, a resourceful…

EC3684

Peter Liang, Eric Reeder, Naichi (Nestor) Ou & Hsin Chin (Jean) Wu
(USA)

Regenerative Intersections: WATERWORKS in the Tenderloin WATERWORKS is a proposal to re-envision the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, and in particular its intersections, as a cyclical water-based neighborhood micro-infrastructure with nodes of social interaction and employment. The Tenderloin thrives via streets. This is where neighbors, friends, business associates and strangers coalesce. The streets are the Tenderloin’s lifelines and each intersection establishes unique opportunities for specific local interactions. Based upon an analysis of context, we posit that pin-point interventions can provide rejuvenation and community sustenance, promoting service and opportunity to the neighborhood inhabitants and visitors alike. Vital insertions (at intersection) from…

EC3671

Justin Beadle & Helen Schneider
(USA)

Rich In Convenience The majority of the apartments in the Tenderloin are Single Room Occupancy (SRO) condensing all the functions of an apartment into a single room. In one way they are a wonder, not only has their structure helped stave off gentrification, but they also contains an impressive density of life. Sadly, at some point it reaches capacity and begins to constrain the life of its residents. Cooking a family meal, watching a movie with friends or enjoying solitude in the sun are all difficult, if not impossible, for the residents of an SRO. This is a spatial problem…

EC3668

Andrés Bruzzese, Juan Camps, Ignacio Correa & Santiago Cazales
(Uruguay)

Greenloin THE CONTEMPORARY CITY In the current growth pattern of the city, the economic development demonstrates environmental and social deterioration. UNSUSTAINABLE GROWTH Urban zones are where the highest consumption of resources is observed, as well as the principal emission of residue and contamination. The depletion of resources and biodiversity as well as the mounting residual emissions and contamination are the common denominators in most contemporary cities. On a planet with finite resources it is impractical to conceive of cities with unlimited growth in terms of population, economy and industry. The access to quality food and drinking water simultaneous with the…

EC3599

Sylwia Gudaczewska, Piotr Orłowski, Olga Konopliova & Mateusz Zwierzyński
(Poland / Belarus)

TENDERLOIN HABITAT San Francisco always was destination for people with big dreams, looking for new life. Today, San Francisco city is home for giant corporations like Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn and many others. Together with those investments property prices and rental rates have rocketed. This effect is being felt across the classes, with more people forced to move out of town due to its increasingly prohibitive rates. These places occupy the people who stand on the rent, which leads to the gentrification of many urban areas. Next to some of the most fashionable and high-end districts, in the heart of the…

EC2855

James Zhou & Xinzhuo An
(China)

Tenderloin The Incubator STAGE 1: The proposal starts with redefining a portion of the Single Room Occupancy hotels, which are considered as the most problematic issue deeply rooted in the Tenderloin area. A new eligibility criteria system is set for these redefined SROs, which specifically target for talents who are in low income but have great ideas. People like freelancer, work from home worker, and startup techie will benefit from this new type of housing supply. The redefined SROs equip with necessary facilities and building services such as low bedroom/bathroom ratio, security, and high speed internet, in a way to…


people's choice

EC3667

PT Group Architects
(Italy)

Art-Identity-Technology Tenderloin is a district with an artistic vocation since its origin, with many areas dedicated to various spontaneous forms of art, including murals. These artistic works identify a collective social activities, an urban art, which expresses an hands-on form of overlapping between imaginary and reality. To preserve the specific identity of the neighborhood, entrusting the task to the art to activate a regenerative process that emerges from within and, at the same time, to integrate the entire district to the city acknowledging the specific technological skills of the Bay Area, the project aims to identifying artistic means and instruments…



Jury:

Meet our fantastic jury team, consisting of international world-class architects, designers, academics, researchers, editors and visionaries!

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea Verenini

Founder, Eleven Magazine

Andrea founded Eleven Magazine in 2015 and currently works as its Editor in Chief and Creative Director.

He was born in Bologna in 1984 and spent his childhood and teen years growing up in Italy, Hungary, Russia and Austria. At the age of 17 he moved to the UK to pursue his higher education in Architecture.

Andrea holds a BA (Hons) Architecture degree (2006), a Diploma in Architecture (2009), and in 2010 was awarded a fully-funded doctorate studentship, which he successfully completed with a PhD in Architecture and Urban Regeneration in 2014.

His architecture career has seen him active in both research, academia and practice. He has worked for Grimshaw Architects in London and taught at University in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on subjects ranging from architecture/urban history and theory, sustainable design, emergent architectural trends, modular/movable architecture, responsive dynamic design, and nature-inspired design.

Andrea is a full member of the BSME (British Society of Magazine Editors).

In parallel to Eleven, Andrea works as a freelance designer and architect on experimental projects and international collaborations.

In his spare time Andrea enjoys traveling, photography and (English weather permitting) riding around on his motorcycle avoiding woodland creatures on country lanes.

Kristi Loui

Senior Associate, Gensler (San Francisco, USA)

Kristi Loui

Senior Associate, Gensler (San Francisco, USA)

Kristi joined Gensler in 2014 and brings to projects expertise in conceptual master planning for large-scale international projects in an urban setting. Her project approach is to create flexible frameworks and innovative design concepts, grounded in technical knowledge, precedent experience, and a compelling narrative

Kristi is experienced with architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning with a wide range of project types, including airport facilities, retail development, urban infill, transit-oriented development, tech park campuses, new town planning, urban reuse, central business districts, streetscapes, and mixed-use development.

Kristi earned a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture with Urban Studies Focus and Studies in the Environment from Yale University.

Amy Frearson

Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen (London, UK)

Amy Frearson

Deputy Editor of Architecture, Dezeen (London, UK)

"The speed in which our urban environments are being transformed presents an incredible challenge to architects, and I'm looking forward to seeing how applicants strike a balance of encouraging growth without comprising the neighbourhood's unique qualities. I expect proposals to highlight that tension between old and new, and use it to their advantage wherever possible."

Amy is deputy editor and architecture editor for Dezeen, one of the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazines, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing. An architecture graduate, she has five years experience working in practice. In 2009 she completed a masters degree in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, specialising in the dissemination of post-war buildings in the media. She has also written for The Architects' Journal, FHM and Stuff Magazine, and is on the steering committee for the Royal Institute of British Architects' Guerrilla Tactics conference for small practices.

BFI

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (Brooklyn, USA)

BFI

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (Brooklyn, USA)

“We look forward to evaluating the visionary proposals that the Eleven Competition attracts. As we consider the Tenderloin’s pressing problems, we are interested in entries that take a comprehensive approach to design—those which tackle multiple issues simultaneously and aim toward long-term socioeconomic sustainability.”

Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems. Fuller's ideas and work continue to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a sustainable planet. By facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design and technology, the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) extends the profoundly relevant legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. BFI strives to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us. BFI’s programs combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with a comprehensive approach to design. We encourage participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature's fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview. The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is BFI's flagship program, offering an annual $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

Carlos Arnaiz

Founding Partner, CAZA (Brooklyn, USA)

Carlos Arnaiz

Founding Partner, CAZA (Brooklyn, USA)

"I am looking for a project that gathers together disparate urban systems to make a new historical narrative of how communities turn the vicissitudes of compact living, economic  risk and cultural diversity into unforeseen opportunities for positive  transformation."

Carlos  Arnaiz  is  an  architect,  educator,  writer  and  urban  design  consultant.  He  is  the founder  and  principal  of  CAZA,  the  co-founder  of  SURBA  and  an  Adjunct  Assistant  Professor  at  the  Graduate  School  of  Architecture  &  Urban  Design  at  Pratt  Institute  where  he  teaches  a  class  on  the  history  of  ideas  about  the  city  and  a  studio  on  multi-family  housing.  His  professional experience  ranges  from  the  design  and  construction  of  large­scale  mixed-used  complexes  to  the  development  of  strategic sustainability  plans  for  new  cities  around  the  world.  Carlos  holds  a  Master’s  Degree,  with  Honor, from  Harvard  University’s  Graduate  School  of  Design,  and  a  Bachelor’s  Degree,  Magna  Cum  LauDe,  from  Williams  College.

Carlos’ work has been recognized with prestigious awards such as two consecutive Progressive Architecture awards in 2008 and 2009 and the AIANY building merit award in 2008. His work and writings have been published in Metropolis, Kerb and Dialogue. He has participated in numerous international design competitions including the winning entry for the High Line competition in New York. CAZA received a commendation at the prestigious Architectural Review Emergent Architecture Award 2015 with their project 100 Wall Church.

Prior  to  founding  CAZA,  Carlos  was  associate  partner  at  SAA  in  charge  of  over  20  global  project. Carlos  started  his  career  working  as  a  design  associate  at  a  number  of  world-renown  architecture  firms  such  as  Office  dA  and  Field  Operations.

Chris White

Associate, BIG (New York, USA)

Chris White

Associate, BIG (New York, USA)

Christopher White joined BIG in 2012 with a background in large scale, mixed-use, urban projects in international contexts such as China, South Korea, and India. Chris first worked in BIG CPH for one year as project manager for the Rose Rock International Finance Center, a 588m tall, 360,000 m2 tower in Tianjin, China including retail, office, residential and hotel functions. He returned to BIG NYC in 2013 to lead the Telus Sky project, a 60-story, 760,000 square foot office and residential tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, currently under construction. Chris is also the project manager for a luxury condominium development in New York City, and has been involved in competitions and concept designs for residential and office towers in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Prior to joining BIG, Chris was an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York, where he was a member of the winning competition team for the Lotte supertall tower in Seoul, South Korea, now under construction. Other built work includes a 600,000 square foot commercial tower in Mumbai, and an 860,000 square foot, 4-building corporate campus in Harbin, China. Chris is a licensed architect in New York State and was named Associate in 2015.

Hasdai Westbrook

Editor, Impact Design Hub (Baltimore, USA)

Hasdai Westbrook

Editor, Impact Design Hub (Baltimore, USA)

"I'm curious to see how participants are able to design with an appreciation for the existing assets and complexities of the Tenderloin in mind rather than approaching the problem as though there were a blank slate to be filled. "

Hasdai is Editor of Impact Design Hub - an online journal, resource platform, and growing community devoted to supporting and advancing the use of design for justice and social innovation. He is the founder of ChangingMedia, a digital agency devoted to social change, and previously served as digital communications director for the JFN Funders Network. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, and the Huffington Post.

John Barton

Director of the Architectural Design Program, Stanford University (Stanford, USA)

John Barton

Director of the Architectural Design Program, Stanford University (Stanford, USA)

"I am looking for risk-taking schemes that are deeply thoughtful and promote goodness through design.”

John Barton is a practicing architect, community leader and the Director of the Architectural Design Program at Stanford University. Barton has led the Stanford undergraduate program into a unique blend of design, engineering and practice with a focus on collaborative work towards place-based design and social solutions. He is further redefining architectural education in the development of a new graduate program in architecture at Stanford. Imbedded in the idea of the city as the Unit of Study, this new program seeks to redefine education modes as a tool to rethink the professions of architecture and engineering and to affect the nature and type of rapidly expanding global urbanization.

Jonny McKenna

Associate Director, Metropolitan Workshop (London, UK)

Jonny McKenna

Associate Director, Metropolitan Workshop (London, UK)

"I will be looking for schemes which are rooted in the meaning and story of the site. They should be driven by context and the experience of the city dweller. As well as responding to the competition brief the winning scheme should be place specific - somewhere not anywhere."

Jonny is an Associate Director at Architecture and Urbanism practice, Metropolitan Workshop and has played a lead role in masterplanning and residential projects, having previously had wide-ranging experience in Ireland and France. He teaches on Urban Design London’s foundation courses, sits on Hackney’s design review panel and is an RIBA client adviser.

Karen Nelson

Dean, Boston Architecture College (BAC) (Boston, USA)

Karen Nelson

Dean, Boston Architecture College (BAC) (Boston, USA)

"I hope to see design proposals that honor the Tenderloin’s multiple communities and their histories – as well as address a need for connectivity to the rest of San Francisco.  I would like to how the Tenderloin can be seen as part of a larger system of movement, water management, culture, through the design of better streets and their attendant open spaces."

Karen Nelson is the Dean of the School of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. Karen received her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Karen Nelson has taught BAC design studios and theory seminars since 1994 and has been adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Department of Landscape Architecture from 1995 - 2012.  She has served as Director of Advanced Architecture studios for more than twelve years and as Chair of Curriculum Committee for three.  Karen curated original exhibits in McCormick Gallery including Step into space: Line| Surface| Volume and waterWorks: landscape reflections.  Karen’s research resides in the territory of conceptual art and contemporary landscape architectural practices.  Her recent work exploring collaborative learning in practice and in academic design studios as well as her work with faculty development helps enrich her teaching and learning.

Leon Rost

Associate, BIG (New York, USA / Copenhagen, Denmark)

Leon Rost

Associate, BIG (New York, USA / Copenhagen, Denmark)

Leon Rost began his collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in 2005 as a design assistant at PLOT in Copenhagen, Denmark. After completing Architectural studies at California Polytechnic University and working for renowned offices in Japan, Scandinavia and Portugal, Leon took on the role of Project Leader at BIG’s New York office in 2011. In 2015, he was named Associate. Currently, Leon is leading the design of the 3.5 million SF Google Campus Project. He has worked closely with all partners on some of BIG´s greatest projects, including the successfully completed Mountain Dwellings and Helsingør Psychiatric Hospital. He led concept design for Grove at Grand Bay in Miami. He also led the winning competition teams for both the Kimball Art Center in Park City and the Tirana Cultural Center & Museum for Religious Harmony. Prior to his current role Leon worked on a variety of cultural, residential and masterplanning projects around the globe, including the New Oslo Central Station and the Ginza Swatch Building in Tokyo.

Lewis Knight

Senior Associate, Gensler (San Francisco, USA)

Lewis Knight

Senior Associate, Gensler (San Francisco, USA)

"This competition is very important, and offers opportunity to go far beyond the image.  The Tenderloin is a vibrant yet challenged community - one that deserves sensitive design responses - that support its people, offers real & cost effective solutions that help solve issues now and into the future, and has the power to bridge aspiration and design.  The opportunity of this competition is to craft a new paradigm of civic and urban pride that enables cultural and social resilience."

Lewis Knight, AILA, is director of urban design and planning for Gensler’s northwest region. Knight’s work spans five continents and includes regional planning, infrastructure, academic, mixed-use, and urban design projects. A common theme throughout his 25 years of practice and teaching is the search for unique solutions that ultimately complement the triple bottom line. True sustainability in both a social and environmental sense provides a core principle of his approach.

Prior to joining Gensler in 2008, Knight was director of operations at EDAW (now AECOM) in San Francisco, where he led multi-disciplinary planning, urban design, and landscape architecture teams on projects both locally and internationally. Knight has taught studio courses at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, at Texas A&M University, and at UC Berkeley Extension. He maintains an active research agenda on issues related to resiliency and the future of cities, and is a regular panelist and speaker on these topics. Publications include “Urban Design: The Future Looks Familiar,” in Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future (Routledge, 2013), and “Nourishing Urbanism: A Case for a New Urban Paradigm,” (with William Riggs, Ph.D.) in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (2010).

Knight holds a Master of Architecture degree in urban design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Canberra College of Advanced Education in Australia.

Matthew Mazzotta

Urban Artist + Lecturer, MIT (Boston, USA)

Matthew Mazzotta

Urban Artist + Lecturer, MIT (Boston, USA)

"I find design inspiring when it goes far beyond addressing comfort, easy of use and aesthetics, and uses its power to bring people together to collectively see issues just under the surface, and create whole new platforms of dialogue."

The architecture of social space: Creating spaces of critique within the places we live.

Matthew Mazzotta has worked in public art for 15 years. He works in a trans-disciplinary fashion, collaborating with local laborers, academics, engineers, builders, community members, activists, artists, poets, and anyone else who is willing to be involved in something experiential and participatory. Matthew’s work evolves from an interest in exploring the relationship between people and their environments, as well as between each other. His practice is conceptual and manifests as participatory public interventions that aim at bringing criticality and a sense of openness to the places we live. These socially-engaged interventions allow for a re-entry of the physical and metaphorical landscapes of our lives by provoking conversations around exploring the local, questions of ecology, public involvement, community building, artist sensibilities, science, and dissecting the systems that make up our ‘everyday’. His work is about reversing the top down one-way exchange of ideas and allowing people to contribute in a more tangible way to their own environment.

He receives national and international awards and press with appearances on CNN, BBC, NPR, ABC, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, Discovery Channel, Wired and Science Magazine. He has won the Americans For the Arts/Public Art Network Year In Review Award three times.

Matthew received an undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters of Science in Visual studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Roger Hawkins

Founding Partner, Hawkins/Brown (London, UK)

Roger Hawkins

Founding Partner, Hawkins/Brown (London, UK)

“I'm looking for an architecture that has a social and contextual resonance that seeks to engage with people and place.”

Roger founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988 and is recognised as one of the leading architects in the UK.

Roger is a people person. His ability to see things from the client’s viewpoint and to get into the

mindset of users is key to the way Hawkins\Brown practices architecture. He is a firm believer that good architecture needs to address a social agenda and is always keen to promote user needs and aspirations. He sees an opportunity in everything and uses this to raise the ambitions of those around him.

He is a member of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group and has been active in supporting RIBA Competitions including the Advisor to the ODA for the Olympic Velodrome. His involvement with the RIBA includes being Chairman of the RIBA Insurance Agency and member of the RIBA Validation Board. Roger lectures at architectural schools, conferences and writes for the architectural press and has lectured recently at UCL Bartlett, Sheffield University and Yale University in the USA.

Trent Tesch

Design Principal, KPF (New York, USA)

Trent Tesch

Design Principal, KPF (New York, USA)

“From this competition, I'm interested in seeing solutions to transform the Tenderloin such that invasive pushers and gangs can no longer feel as though there is no consequence to their operations.”

Trent Tesch is a Design Principal at KPF who maintains a diverse portfolio of work that spans the globe in areas such as North America, Europe and Asia. His interest lies in the distinct challenges posed by each project, identifying unique solutions that are then brought to other opportunities.

Trent is currently working on the mixed-use 5M SoMA project on San Francisco’s Mission Street. The office, residential and retail development has received approval from the San Francisco Planning Department, with construction due to start next year.

In New York City Trent led the realization of One Jackson Square, a 33-unit multi-family residential project in the heart of Greenwich Village that was awarded a National AIA Award in 2011. He also co-designed One Vanderbilt, adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in the heart of midtown Manhattan, and is currently leading the design of 75 Rock, a high-profile renovation project in Rockefeller Center. On the far west side of Manhattan he is leading the design of 55 Hudson Yards.

Trent has led the design team of two supertall buildings; the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, China, and the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. These supertall towers set new standards for both density and sustainability in building design.

Trent Tesch started his career at KPF in 1996, and became a Principal in 2009. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and an active member of the AIA.

NAP+P

Winner of 'Cambodia 2015' Competition (Thailand)

NAP+P

Winner of 'Cambodia 2015' Competition (Thailand)

We are group of Thai Architects and Interior Architects consisting of four people “Nat, Tee, Top and Nin”. Together we form NAP+P Architects. We actually completed bachelor degrees at the same university, the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduation, we went our separate ways, some of us working in design offices based in Bangkok, Singapore and Japan where we gained many experiences working in architecture and interior design and became involved in several award winning design competitions held both in Thailand and worldwide. One of our team members decided to study further in the UK, where he gained much experience in sustainable and renewable energy concepts. We could say that, the various backgrounds and experiences we have each gained might have helped us to come together in a unique way and come up with an interesting approach toward design.

NAP+P is formed by Natthapol Pongplanchai, Pratchaya Lertruck Sadee, Porncharoen Oranratmanee, and Planin Chantalert.