Speaker: Ekaphap Duangkaew

Ekaphap Duangkaew
EKAR Architects


Not Only Human Architecture


EKAR believes that the architecture is originated from a perfect mixture of beautiful aesthetic senses and functional usability through thinking process, analysis and connections based on different conditions and contexts surrounded by every dimension of each specific location. Our physical identities remain in the shade of life. We see the preciousness of life. Our creativity is influenced by the contexts that shape and give life. We craft their lives and gently place the design on the specific context using detailed research. The designs are driven by not just their present but also their past and future. Documentaries of their lives were embraced with their ongoing vision. The designs keep operating and wander alongside their journey. We believe that as time passes, the value of design becomes more apparent.

EKAR has been a breakthrough architectural firm from Thailand since the last years, mentioned as one of the only four architects in “40 under 40 awards” (Asia) honors arranged by Perspective Limited, Hong Kong. EKAR’s recent works covering projects such as renovation, mixed-use, commercial projects as well as private residences, focusing on user experiences and their requirements, especially simple lifestyle, clean form and space design. The firm has recently won many of awards around the world, which gained a numbers of world recognition such as ArHouse 2022, ArHouse2021 , WAF 2022 , Dezeen Awards 2022 , The International Architecture Awards 2022 by THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM, 2017 WAF awards held in Berlin, Germany and The 2017 WAN awards, recently held in London in February 2018. Ekaphap of EKAR is currently also a regular lecturer in Southeast Asia countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. 

Previous awards include The Finalist of 2014 WAN awards (UK) for T-House (a House of T-Shirt manufacturer in Nontaburee, Thailand), The last two finalist of 2015 Architizer Awards (Factory and Cantilever categories) for The Power house of SCG (the mechanical building in Bangkok, Thailand), The 2nd prize in the international competition of “Be More Like a Child As You Get Older”, which is the competition about integrated communities for all ages held by The Association of Collegiate School of Architecture (ACSA) in 2004.


Dog / Human House
Year: 2022
Location: Phra Prathom Chedi Sub-district, Thailand

Walk / House
Year: 2020
Location:  Petchabun, Thailand

Pusayapuri Hotel
Year: 2022
Location: U-Thong, Suphan Buri, Thailand

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