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This article focuses on design concepts, design methods, layout, styles, forms, proportions, patterns and symbols used in Thai pavilion architecture (sala Thai) designed by Pinyo Suwankiri.
Pinyo Suwankiri, a national artist and architect, has designed eight significant Thai pavilions (sala Thai) in Thailand and abroad during 1986-2009.
Sala Thai has historically associated with Thai society, both in terms of Buddhist beliefs and the monarchy. Sala Thai is a small-scale architecture built as a public charity, regarded as a sign of generosity. Currently, Sala Thai has been selected as one of Thailand's national symbols and used as a present of friendship to foreign countries on important occasions, or as a part of a project that aims to highlight the uniqueness of Thailand in both public and private sectors.
The results of this study is a documentation and collection for a pedagogy of Thai architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, as well as knowledge for architects, and public interested in Thai architecture.
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