Architecture Competition Bangkok Artists Retreat 3rd prize winners - Win Rojanastien, Nuttapol Techopitch and Satavee Kijsanayotin

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the 3rd prize winners of our Bangkok Artists Retreat competition - Win Rojanastien, Nuttapol Techopitch and Satavee Kijsanayotin from Thailand!

Bangkok Artists Retreat 3rd prize winners - Win Rojanastien, Nuttapol Techopitch and Satavee Kijsanayotin from Thailand

We are young designers starting out in the professional field of architecture. 
Win Rojanastien received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from Parsons School of Design.
Nuttapol Techopitch received his Bachelor of Science (Architecture) from Thammasat University.
Satavee Kijsanayotin received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

All three members of the team are currently practicing architecture in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the professional architecture field, we have worked on a range of architectural scales. Nuttapol has designed the recently completed Visavapat Headquarters, an office complex for a construction and contracting company. Satavee has designed the recently completed ROOTS Coffee Roaster coffee bar at the COMMONS. Win is currently designing a small home in the mountains for his father. As of yet, we do not have any particular preference or focus on scale or style of architecture. All of us approach each project uniquely, without preconceived ideas or an absolute methodology.

We certainly think there is no limit to architectural ideas which can be expressed freely and without containment through any competition. Between the three members, we have participated in: The Unbelievable Challenge Open Architectural Idea Competition, eVOLO Skyscraper Competition, Bee Breeders Architectural Idea Competition, United Nations Mass Housing Competition, ASA Floating House Open Competition among others.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society? 

As of yet, the role of an architect in Thailand is still misunderstood. Young designers like ourselves have experienced that our practice is currently under appreciated and is being viewed almost as an unnecessary part of the building process.
For us architecture is not only about our ideas or theories, but a medium to change society’s perception of this profession. We see every single project as a catalyst; as a step towards a better understanding of our practice, but of all fields of design as a whole. Ultimately, every architect’s actions can either speed up or slow down this progress.
If our work can change an individual’s ideas one at a time, we will be able to transform the collective’s value overtime.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

We participate in architecture competitions in order to be part of something greater than ourselves, whether we are working with each other as a team, competing with other designers, or exploring the collective ideas. We love how the boundaries of ideas can be pushed by the collective, beyond any limits that we could individually have conceived. 

What advice would you give to individuals who are wondering whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions? 

Expression, opportunities, and growth are the embodiment of any architectural vision competitions. When we are working professionally, competitions are one of the very few outlets that allow your ideas to run wild and free. As you are competing with other creatives and professionals around the world, you are ultimately competing against yourself which allows you to question, rethink, and discover new possibilities of architecture and possibly inspire others to do the same.

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ideas COMPETITION
Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Australia’s fastest-growing city

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 08
Nov 03
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2020 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture with the second annual Microhomes competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 09
Nov 04
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ideas COMPETITION
Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 15
Nov 10
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essay COMPETITION
What is Sustainable Architecture?

Share your opinion on sustainable architecture in the open essay competition

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 16
Nov 11
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project COMPETITION
Yoga House on a Cliff

Design eco-friendly yoga house in a secluded Portuguese retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Jun 25
Sep 17
Nov 12
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project COMPETITION
Iceland Cave Tower

Design observation tower overlooking the mysteriously beautiful Grjótagjá caves in northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Sep 22
Nov 17
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project COMPETITION
Cambodia Remote Hideout Huts

Design a series of remote hideout huts to be located in Cambodia

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 23
Nov 18
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