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Kwanruk Sukanit

MA work

Edible Plant Library

This project aims to teach a philosophy of wellbeing through the distribution of unused library books alongside food consumption. 

Inspired by the famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s theories and the idea of stress relief through food. The new integration of philosophy, urban farming and urban kitchen aims to educate and cure stressed medical students through the journey of "wellbeing". Enjoying and exploring nature, seeing it grow and harvesting the vegetables to cook and consume for themselves, creates a common space for socializing, whilst being in the library. 

The project started with an exploration of the closure of the prestigious 400 year old Heythrop College. The strategy was intended to reuse, revalue, rejuvenate and repurpose the discarded philosophy books by integrating a new interpretation of usage where users will learn philosophical theories through the act of using the edible library. The site is located in the courtyards of King’s College, London, Guy’s Campus a place where Ludwig Wittgenstein once worked.

 The edible library blended books into each section of the program, while rare books are kept in the main public circulation space highlighted by the components of the new edible plant library. A small collection of Wittgenstein's 1st edition is situated in a monument in the center of the courtyard.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Interior Design, 2018

  • Degrees

  • BA Science (Degree in Architecture) 2nd class honors, Chulalongkorn University, 2015
  • Experience

  • Interior Designer, PIA Interior, Bangkok, 2015
  • Awards

  • The Best Stone Masonry Renovation Design by Yestermorrow Design/Build at Domodossola, Italy, 2014
  • Conferences

  • Publications

  • Modular Bone Chair: Bench Design and Build, International Program in Design and Architecture, Chulalongkorn University poster, 2012