Pha Khao Ma Pavillion
B.Arch. coursework (year 2 sem1)
Advisor: Akarapon Nampeeti
Pha Khao Ma is the multi-purpose cotton cloth, adopted and adapted from the neighbor countries’s culture of wearing Sarong – a garment worn wrapped around the body. Widely used under different weather and occasion in the Northeastern area of Thailand, Pha Khao Ma is well-known for being close with generations of people throughout the history.
Shown in its misshaping pattern, context along the way it has travelled can be provoking as difference in setting give different sense of beauty in its own plot. Every piece of Phao Khao Ma has its characteristics unique from one another which is as a result of both original form and how it has been taken care. The fabric rotten and decay as used over the time. It straightens. It twistes. Losing the property within simple look, it lives with people and changes from time to time as if being alive.
Pha Khao Ma not only has its physical value, but also those in term of emotional approach toward users. Marking by trace of usage and activities along its lifelong journey, people can experience the sense of being abused passively inside the seemingly about-to-die pavilion
The study how this common and casual cloth transform day after day mark it’s interesting point in bringing out the essence of the fabric itself.
This open-air pavilion is set and designed to be the structure which give people the sense of beauty of Pha Khao Ma via snap and trap left over it surface as it also allows users to experience this kind of snapping stage in the miniscopic scale.