New Feature of Mixed-use Design on Public Area: Case Studies from Chang Phuak Road to Moon Muang Soi 7, Chiang Mai Thailand

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Chiranthanin Kitika


This article approaches to study through "Mixed-use" activities, which be seen on urban public areas, and develop towards designing Public building. Main focus sets to understand Localness publicity design by learning raw street culture. Since Modernity thoughts was rapidly and strategically used on urban planning and development on suburban areas in ASEAN countries since 1980s, many cities was managed without people-community centered design. People have to adapt their local lifestyle into Modern architectural design from Government or Real-estate from profit based company. This study aims to learn "Publicity" area usage which be seen on daily life. The project firstly started from connected streets, Chang phuak – Phrapokkloa – Moonmuang streets, where happened contemporary lifestyle in Chiang Mai city of Thailand. From studying on mixed-use activity to create Public building, the methodology combines with 6 sessions; (A) Learning through street photograph, (B) Mixed-use area observation on case studies, (C) Making street film to understand Mixed-use spatial practicing, (D) Analysis architectural design by isometric study, (E) Conceptual Design Process (F) Final Architectural design for Mixed-use architecture. Research outcome is expected to understand and finalized design for Public architecture which compromises between local area usages and existing modernity townscape in Chiang Mai old city.


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Chiranthanin Kitika, Faculty of Architecture, Chiranthanin Kitika

Lecture at Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai university

Fulltime Lecturer, Freelance Architect, Designer


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