Base:Bangkok, Thailand


Principals and birth years:Boonserm Premthada, 1966


Architect and artist, Boonserm Premthada is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University and Founder of Bangkok Project Studio.

Boonserm’s work has won many international awards including, the ar+d Award for Emerging Architecture in 2011. He has also been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2013, the Grand Prize International Brick Architecture 2014, Overall Winner The Plan Awards 2017, Acknowledgement Prize, Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 Asia Pacific, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2018, the Royal Academy Dorfman Awards 2019, The Winner of 2021 Wallpaper* Design “Best Sanctuary” Elephant World and The Golden Madonnina 2021 of THE DESIGN PRIZE in the category SOCIAL IMPACT, Italy.

Boonserm has lectured and exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), the Hongkong Pavilion as part of 16th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Tokyo, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, The Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL and several other international universities. This year, his pavilion, ‘The House for Human and The House for Elephants,’ represents Thailand at Biennale Architettura 2021.


- The Winner of the 2011 ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture, Architecture Review, London, United Kingdom.

- Highly commended World Architecture Festival 2012, United Kingdom.

- Shortlist Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

- Grand Prize and Category winner special solution International Brick Architecture 2014, Wienerberger, Vienna, Austria.
- Winner Silver Category "Public Buildings, Sports and Recreation" Fritz-Höger-Preis für Backstein-Architektur 2014 Germany.

- Overall Winner and Hospitality Category Winner, The Plan Award 2017, The Plan Magazine, Italy.
- Bronze Award, DFA Design for Asia Awards 2017, Hongkong Design Centre.
- Acknowledgement Prize, Regional LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 Asia Pacific, LafargeHolcim Foundation, Switzerland.

- The winner, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2018, under the Patronage of UNESCO and La Cite’ de l’architecture&du patrimoine, Paris, French
- The Winner of Asia Bar category, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018, London, United Kingdom

- Winner, The Royal Academy Dorfman Awards 2019, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom.
- Silpathorn Award 2019, The Silpathorn Award is an honour for living Thai contemporary artists presented annually by the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture of Thailand.

- The Winner of 2021 Wallpaper* Design “Best Sanctuary” Elephant World, London, United Kingdom.
- Representative Architect “Thai Pavilion” 17th Biennale Architettura 2021, Venice, Italy.
- Artist “Rice Tower” Thailand Biennale: Korat 2021, Office of contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC) Ministry of Culture, Thailand.
- Finalist, 2020 Human City Design Award, Seoul Metropolitan government, Seoul Design Foundation, South Korea.
- The Golden Madonnina 2021 of THE DESIGN PRIZE in the category SOCIAL IMPACT, Milan, Italy.

- Architect “Elephant dung theatre” Pavilion, Versailles Architecture and Landscape Biennale 2022, City of Versailles, France.
- The Artisans Ayutthaya won Best Restaurant from Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022


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