Dynamic of shophouse styles in Lamphun province


  • Panuphong Kitital Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University
  • Rawiwan Oranratmanee Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University


dynamics, patterns, study shophouse, commercial districts, Lamphun province


The study of the dynamics of commercial house styles in Lamphun Province is derived from the fact that Lamphun is important in terms of trade and is the heart of the northern region. This article examines the specific characteristics of shophouses in Lamphun Province. This research is a qualitative research using observations and interviews in the old commercial area of Lamphun. The finding had been summarized into 3 specific characteristics: (1) size and proportion (2) pattern of floorplan (3) materials process. From the preliminary study, it was possible to understand the pattern of shophouse and perceive the dynamics of shophouses changing in terms of time, place and function which this preliminary data can be used for further studies and promotion of conservation and the store design that is unique in the area of Lamphun province


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