This is the thesis project in order to finish architecture course. With a team of three, Bassac Art Centre was chosen due to the lack of space for local and international artists to showcase their work as well as interact with the public. The study site was chosen based on three factors:
1.It situates right in the middle of the future metropolitan area of Phnom Penh surrounded by many luxurious new high rise apartments.
2.It situates in the city which is safe for art activities in the evening.
3.It is a former satellite urban development in the 1960s.
I was responsible for the masterplan and Bassac Modern Art Museum design.
Bassac Modern Art Museum Design
The idea is to have an interior space of the museum as an intangible sculpture in which visitors feel the different flow of activities and space through different layout of each floor plan. Modern Art is a focal point of this museum but the Bassac Urban Development visual centre was installed on the second floor dedicating the old project of the study site.
The main material is concrete, clay brick (with the plastering work outside) and red aluminium cladding panels as used as a wall of the hanging sculpture section in order to bring natural light inside.
Take On Vernacular
Led by: Karno Chhay and Piseth Phal (assistant)
Studio: Year 4/2013
This is a project to revamp the National Sport Complex campus. I designed the pavilion that everyone can come and gather together especially in the weekend. The inspiration of the design came from the traditional wooden structure of Cambodian houses and the waffled roof structure of the existing building on the project site. There two modulars, one with 3m*3m*3m and another one is 3m*3m*6m. These boxes can be easily installed (as shown in GIF picture) and adaptive to an individual’s creativity.
The used materials are 20mm translucent polycarbonate (in oder to bring the blurred image of the interior structure) and timbers.
This cubical design can be placed anywhere in the public space in Phnom Penh but the actual design that I did was specially tailored for the study site.