We are a design studio established in 2002 by a couple architects, Sitt and Preechaya Therakomen.
After Having practiced as architects in Thailand for several years, Sitt and Preechaya went abroad to pursue further educational goals. Sitt recieved a Master degree of Architecture with a certificate in Urban Design, whilst Preechaya graduated a Master degree of Architecture emphasizing on behavioral-based design research. Both were from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Agaligo Studio’s works include architectural design, urban design, master planning, and interior design of small to medium scale projects.
The word “agaligo” in Pali means restricted to no particular time or another word, “timeless”.
The architecture of Agaligo Studio can be described as emergence of relationship between life and place. From our point of view, architecture is not merely about physical forms, shapes, materials, structures, or spaces. In fact, it is about a combination of the place, activities, and stories all together. Our primary goal is to create ‘Narative Architecture’, architecture that can talk, using architectural elements as tools to convey the message. In order to achieve this, studies of local culture, landscape, and climate are seriously included in the design process. The resulting architecture should be lively, meaningful, and responding to the local conditions, which therefore creates a sense of place.
Some of the ‘agaligo’ projects which have been widely publicized are:
X-Float published in the book 'Floating Houses' - ISBN: 978-84-16500-73-4.
X-Float, published in the book 'ARCHITECTURE IN STEEL 5' - ISBN: 978-616-7800-82-0.
Hotel des Artists Ping Silhouette which received Chiangmai Design Award in Architectural Design category in 2015, and received Thailand Boutique Award in Cultural City Hotel category in 2017.
X2 River Kwai, published in the book 'THAI MODERN' - ISBN: 978-616-7800-31-8.
X2 River Kwai, published on the archdaily website on Aug 11, 2014.
MK CK5 Production Office, published in the book 'THAI MODERN' - ISBN: 978-616-7800-31-8.
MK CK5 Production Office, published on the archdaily website on Jul 18, 2014.
Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort, published in the book 'Cool Hotels Best of Asia' - ISBN: 978-3-8327-9238-1.
Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort which received Thailand Boutique Award in Architecture category in 2010.
Hotel des Artists, Khao Yai which received Thailand Boutique Award in Renovation and Modification Hotel category in 2010, and in Basic Design Mountain / Forest Hotel category in 2014.
Tricubes House, published in 'Home & Garden' magazine vol. 414 Febuary 2011 - ISSN: 0125-1996