The work of Thai architect Boonserm Premthada walks the tightrope between a sharp, contemporary aesthetic and an intensely site-specific outlook rooted in tradition. One of his newest projects, a home for both people and elephants in the Surin province of lower north-eastern Thailand, demonstrates how.
Elephant World was created to support the Kui, the region’s ethnic people, and their beloved pachyderms. The Kui have been elephant keepers for centuries, considering the noble animals family members, and living with them side by side. However, in recent years, Thailand’s economic boom and urbanisation have threatened their way of life. Many have been displaced, their 400-year-old village falling into poverty and disrepair, endangering people and animals.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Tadao Ando and François Pinault
K1 arts complex, by Teo Yang and Ourstudio, for Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Elephant World, Thailand, by Bangkok Project Studio
MOKA Garden, South Korea, by Jaime Hayon
JUDGES' AWARDS 2021
Our highest honours span six special categories, adjudicated by this mighty jury. Meet the judges and winners on the following pages, and see full profiles and shortlists on Wallpaper.com
Kakurega Omakase, Mexico
BEST MUSIC VENUE
Floating Music Hub
BEST BURGER BAR
21 Rising Stars For 2021
Our Next Generation showcase shines a light on 21 outstanding graduates from around the globe, Wallpaper’s pick of the best new talent in seven creative fields. See more on all our graduates at Wallpaper.com ∏ #WallpaperNextGeneration
A collaboration with artist Imi Knoebel adds a multi-tonal twist at Akris
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad — For Most People. For STAMP FAIRTEX, However, It’s Not Enough!
A Taste of Asia
Carole Mac takes you on an exotic gastronomic tour featuring Wine4Food’s top bites and sips across Asia. From lavish beach-side seafood in Bali, decadent wines in Myanmar, traditional noodle curry in Thailand, to the finest sake and Yamaga cuisine in Japan, this trip must not be missed.
HOW TO CROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN, BY JANNEKE KUYSTERS
Bangkok – Go with the Flow
Wellness options blend work and play in Bangkok.
Living With Korats Is Kaotic!
“Move over, rabbit’s foot.
How Two Seasteaders Wound Up Marked For Death
If a tiny floating cottage brought down the wrath of the thai navy, is there any hope for stateless life at sea?
Travel - Far, Fast, And Light
Travel gear brand Tropicfeel wants to lighten your load on your next trip.
Bangkok bustles with options for wining and dining clients.
Koh Kood: Beyond Buddhas In Thailand
This distant island resort delivers Robinson Crusoe seclusion, service by Fridays and tea in the trees
Find Out New Travel Points Of View
Hotels are enhancing their guests’ stays with unique experiences and privileged access to create new travel points of viewTom Otley takes an art tour in Thailand, while Laura Miserez provides snapshots of the myriad options available around the world.