Hutsama Juntaratana is a Bangkok-based architectural designer who uses a multidisciplinary approach to construct the experiential conversation between people and the built environment. With her continuing focus on creating positive social and environmental impacts, her design interest has always been attracted to imagining ways we can build more sustainably. Through many installations, she worked with the reversible design principle where all the built structure and materials can be taken apart and repurposed for the next project or transformed into a new product. As a result of integrating rental structures, inflatable, and textile materials into the design to minimise waste. Her recent design projects include ‘Rueng Loy’ a floating soundscape installation featured in Wonderfruit 2022, ‘Haystack 2.0’ a modular pillow seating made from a used vinyl banner for Polygon Live 2022, and the circular stage design concept for Karma Klique’s music event.
Hutsama’s bio-based materials journey started during the pandemic when our daily lives were forced to be transformed. Her project ‘Plastic Twins’ explores an alternative recycling process for both single-used plastic and domestic food waste. The material samples of Plastic Twins are included in the archive of the Future Materials Bank, the sustainable materials archive of Jan Van Eyck Academie. Hutsama’s current practice focuses on local bio-based materials design research and facilitating bio-based materials workshops. She has been a guest lecturer on design with bio-based materials at INDA Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
2014 - 2016
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
MArch D, Distinction. Applied Design in Architecture (ARB and RIBA part2)
VIENNA SUMMER UNIVERSITY
Certification of Green Building Solutions.
2009 - 2013
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Second-class honors.
Sept 2019 -
EYEDROPPER FILL / Design Director
A multidisciplinary design studio, specialising in moving-image production and installation. Our aim is to transform information into an experience that expands from screen to tangible reality - to a fully immersive moment.
Mar 2017 -
SUPERMACHINE STUDIO / Senior Interior Designer
Leading a design team from conceptual design to construction on numerous types of projects both locally and internationally.
Aug 2016 -
BOYARSKY MURPHY ARCHITECTS / Architectural Intern
Developing design proposals for international architectural design competitions.
July 2016 -
LOOP.PH / Spatial Designer
Experimenting on materials and fabrication techniques for public art installations.
July 2015 -
THE FREE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / Research Fellow
Under the supervision of Phil Watson. Conceptualising and producing visionary drawings for numerous projects including 'Comet Laboratory' which had been featured in 'Space Art as Agent for Revitalising Humanities and Sciences in Anthropocene' abstract paper by Rebecca Russel as part of the Starship Congress 2015, Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
Cowlyn Bay, UK
May 2014 -
TIBET HERITAGE FUND / Resident
An international non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Tibetan architectural heritage.
Workshop "Bioplastic from local food waste"
Fly to the Moon Festival
Koh Mak, TH
Workshop "Bioplastic: Design and Built"
INDA - Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Speaker at the panel discussion "From Waste to Resource"
organised by Regen Districts
Lecture "Multidisciplinary Design and Multi-Sensory Experience"
Entertainment Innovation Center (EIC), CMKL University
Lecture "Multidisciplinary Design"
School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT University
Speaker "Constructing the Universe"
organised by Eyedropper Fill
Speaker "Spiritual + Experience Design"
organised by Eyedropper Fill
2nd year Interior Design Studio
Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University
Guest Tutor for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Architecture Reviews, Oxford Brookes University
"Home is My Best Therapist"
a day magazine, Volume 21, Issue 243, November 2020
The Book of Live. ISBN 978-1-906203-83-2. Published by CHELSEA space.
GO WENT GIRLS. ISBN 978-616-298-278-1
Published by BUN BOOKS