Chomchon Fusinpaiboon

Chomchon Fusinpaiboon

Chomchon Fusinpaiboon, PhD, is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, and a practising architect.

Chomchon Fusinpaiboon, PhD, is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, and a practising architect. His research interests cover modern and contemporary architecture in Asia. His doctoral dissertation examines how a modern architectural culture was established in Thailand, and how it transformed traditional ideas of architecture and vice versa. His published and ongoing works include studies on unconventional works of Thai architect Prince Vodhyakara Varavarn, who reinterpreted English arts and crafts philosophy to adapt to modern Thai architecture of both the pre-war and the post-war periods, and the establishment of Thailand’s first architecture school that involved a Belgian architect and Chinese migrants. Currently he is doing design research on the shophouse, a non-pedigree modern architecture that played a major role in the urbanisation of Thailand during the 1960s and 1970s, questioning its legacy and its future in relation to contemporary architectural practice and urban issues.