Stu/D/O Architects is a young architectural company practicing architecture, urbanism, and sustainable design. It was founded in 2010 by Chanasit Cholasuek (D) and Apichart Srirojanapinyo (O). Stu/D/O design approach is to consider the layers of physical and cultural distinctness at each site to invent new possibilities for the buildings’ function, context, and space, while integrating passive sustainable design in every process.
Having graduated in Architecture Design from Chulalongkorn University, Apichart worked at Architects 49 Limited before pursuing his urban design degree at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and establishing his own Bangkok-based practice in 2009. Subsequent works have included diverse directions such as a series of houses, public architectures as community malls, showrooms and office spaces, and competition projects. The ‘Interbridging Mumbai’ proposal that reconnects the Central Mumbai and the Eastern Waterfront received an award from IAHH Mumbai. The Resource Center and Archive (with Architects 49) also received an ASA Gold Medal Architecture of the year 2010.
Educated at Chulalongkorn University, Chanasit’s early experience included work with the Architects 49 Limited. Early in his career he excuted a series of spectacular private residences. These houses typically feature refinements of and variations on tropical modernist principles. In 2008, Chanasit joined AA (Architectural Association School of Architecture) in London to explore deeper on the sustainable design in tropical environment. His sustainable study for the low-income housing in Bangkok has been widely recognized. It was published in Ken Yeang’s book “Green Design: From Theory to Practice” and “The Architects’ Journal, the home of British Architecture” and also exhibited in London and Tokyo. Chanasit joined Stu/D/O as a co-founder in 2010 and concentrated on residential design specializing in sustainability.