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Vitarat Pariyawatakul

MA work

Making a Home from Commodity

'Architecture, as with all art, is fundamentally confronted with questions of human existence in space and time; it expresses and relates man’s being in the world.'

- Juhani Pallasmaa

In London, where there are yearly influxes of over 410,000 students from all over the world, the question of student accommodation and its typological morphology arises. A student's accommodation forms the construction of one's home, one's belongings. 

This project investigates the possibility for a new typology of student accommodation through the reutilisation of abandoned round gasholder structures that are distributed throughout the metropolitan area. It is an experimental renegotiation between the versatility and ephemerality of the spatial programmes within the interior spaces and of the resilience of the post-industrial structures that amplifies the possibilities for diametrical relationships being formed when the circumference of the cylindrical structures is inhabited.


  • Vitarat Pariyawatakul
  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Interior Design, 2014

  • I believe architecture is capable of generating new behaviours and relationships, encouraging people to behave mentally and physically.

  • Degrees

  • BArch Architecture, King Mongkut's Universtiy of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, 2012
  • Experience

  • Model maker, IA 103, Bangkok, 2008; Design team, Baan Lae Suan Modular House Project, Bangkok, 2010; Internship, Spacetime Architects, Bangkok, 2011
  • Awards

  • Runner up, Bayer EcoCommercial Building Design Competition, 2011; Honorable mention, Green Innovative House Competition by B1 Magazine, 2012