Karjvit Rirermvanich

 

Born on February 2nd, 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Karjvit is a son of a contractor and a grandson of a mechanic. He obtained his bachelor degree in Architecture with honour from Chulalongkorn

University ,Bangkok in 2007. His passion in architectural design is straightforward, he believes that construction and design is inseparable

and creativity always resides somewhere in between the two. He continued to explore this particular interest at the Design and Make Programme

(AAD&M) of the AA School of Architecture, London, from which he graduated in early 2013. At the AAD&M, he developed his skills and insights

as an architect-maker through full-scale design and construction of 3 experimental timber buildings as well as understandings in contemporary

architectural theory, mainly on makings and fabrications.

Prior to establising Physicalist, Karjvit worked for 3 years at Architects 49 Limited (A49) , Bangkok, Thailand, where he experienced every stage of a project from conception to construction completion as well as participating in several nationwide design competitions. During these dedicated years, he also found some time to test his own ideas by submitting design proposals to the annual experimental design competition held by the Association of Siamese Architects(ASA) in which he unprecedentedly won prizes for 3 years in a row from 2008 - 2010. In the 2010 competition, he was later selected to represent his country at the first Thai pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale as the head of film and animation team of the exhibition.

Later in 2013, He was granted the annual Tadao Ando’s scholarship. During this 1-month long cultural exchange programme, he worked as an architect at Obayashi Corporation, Osaka, where he experienced the Japanese working mentality and teamwork while also absorbing the deeply-rooted Japanese aesthetics which he has always been in love with.

During 2013 - 2015, he also worked as chief project architect at his family’s construction company, Sittanant co.,ltd. Through supervising and hands-on working in the construction of several high-profile projects ranging from luxury houses to mid-scale offices and community malls, he developed deep understandings in essential fields which are structural engineering, mechanical engineering, construction budget management, project management and most importantly, construction itself.

Academically, He was a studio tutor of the Advanced Architectural Design programme at the Department of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University from 2013 -2016 and the Basic Design Programme at the University of Thailand Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) from 2008-2010. He has been invited as an academic speaker and a studio critique in different occasions since 2009 at leading architectural schools across Bangkok including Chulalongkorn University, Silpakorn University, Rangsit University and Sripathum University.

Karjvit regularly wrote for Art4d magazine from 2007 - 2013 and later they collaborated on the 2014 art4d pavilion at ASA Expo. He was also in the editorial team of ASA Journal from 2007-2009.

 

Apart from architecture, He is also a guitarist of an indie-rock band “morningsurfers” which released 2 albums back in 2002 and 2005 and recently came back to perform live shows since 2016.

Despite his frequent escape, Karjvit currently lives and works in Bangkok where he was born and raised.

01_Education

M. Arch in Design and Make

AA School of Architecture

London and Hooke Park, Dorset, UK

2013

B. Arch (hons.)

Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

Bangkok, Thailand

2007

02_Professional Experience : as an Architect

Professional Trainee

Obayashi Corporation, Osaka, Japan

Tadao Ando Scholarship : The Osaka Invitational Programme for Short-term Oversea Trainee in Architecture and Arts

2013

Head of Film and Animation Team

Thai Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Commissioned by The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA)

2010

Architect at A49

2007 - 2010

 

03_Professional Experience : as a Teacher, Tutor

Studio Tutor : Advance Architectural Design Programme : Performative Assemble in Vernacular Tectonic

Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

2013 - 2016

 

Studio Tutor : Basic Design Course

Department of Animation, Faculty of Science

University of Thailand Chamber of Commerce

2007 - 2010

04_Professional Experience : as a Journalist

Art4d Magazine Contributor 

2007 - present 

 

ASA Journal Editorial Team

2007 - 2008

 

05_Design Awards

3rd Prize Winner

work title : O/I

ASA Experimental Design Competition - People Meet in Architecture

2010

3rd Prize Winner

work title : Under my Umbrella

ASA Experimental Design Competition - Place of Voices

2009

2nd Prize Winner

work title : Form follows Junctions

ASA Experimental Design Competition - Global :: Local

2008

06_Invited Speaker & Visiting Critique

 

"Design Ideas and the Venice Biennale"

Faculty of Architecture, Sripathum University

2010

 

"Design Ideas and the Venice Biennale"

N7A Architects co.,ltd.

2010

 

Visiting Critique

INDA 3rd Year Studio : International Programme in Design and Architecture

Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

2013

 

"Architecture Nerd Series#3 : Design&Make"

all(zone) co.,ltd

2013

 

"Materiality"

Faculty of Architecture, Rangsit University

2013

"Hacked Spaces between Design and Making"

Department of Urban Planning

Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

2015 

 

"Tectonic & Parametric : Analog vs Digital, Eastern vs Western"

Department of Industrial Design

Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

2015

 

"Tectonic & Parametric : Analog vs Digital, Eastern vs Western"

Master Programme in Architectural Design Concept

Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University

2015

07_Exhibitions

Baan Baan Case Study

ASA Architect'17 Expo

Featured Project : Villa Yantakao

2017

Art4d Pavilion

ASA Architect'14 Expo

commissioned by art4d magazine

2014
 

AA Graduate Honours 2013

The first annual exhibition representing the work of high-achieving graduates from the AA Graduate School.

AA School of Architecture, London, UK

2013

AA Projects Review  2013

AA School of Architecture, London, UK

2013

AA Projects Review  2012

AA School of Architecture, London, UK

2012

Thai Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2010

Arsenale, Venice

2010

08_Publications

Hide-Outs 

featured project : The Cocoon

Gestalten, Germany

2014

 

Art4d no.215

The making of art4d pavilion

4d corporation, Thailand

2014

U Magazine Hong Kong

featured project : The Cocoon

Hong Kong

2013

Dezeen.com (UK)

featured project : The Cocoon

Link : http://www.dezeen.com/?p=328433

2013

Detail.de (Germany)

featured project : The Cocoon

Link : http://www.detail.de/architektur/news/geflochtener-kokon-experimenteller-pavillon-der-aa-school-of-architecture-022057.html

2013

The Daily Mail (UK)

featured project : The Cocoon

Link : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362596/Design-students-build-impressive-cocoon-like-tree-house-cedar-wood-metres-forest-floor.html

2013

AA Projects Review Book 2013

AA Publications, London, UK

2013

AA Projects Review Book 2012

AA Publications, London, UK

2012