PAVA architects is an interdisciplinary practice in architecture studio, based in Bangkok. PAVA is founded by Pacharapan Ratananakorn and Varat Limwibul. We practice cross-disciplinary boundaries and conduct research to bridge the gap between architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture and urban design disciplines.
PAVA considers architecture as a process and system rather than a singularity and sublime. From our perspective, what architecture “does” is more important than what architecture “is” or “means”. It is our belief that the critical practice in architecture needs to represent a multi-dimensions of context not only form, space and order of architecture but also reflect the invisible layers of economics, politics, culture and the environment.
PAVA have been recognized in design awards both internationally and locally. The Kaomai Estate 1955, master plan and museum project, was awarded UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards 2018 for Cultural Heritage Conservation in ‘New Design in Heritage Contexts’ category. This project was also awarded as Mark Winner, Golden Pin Design Award 2018 in Spatial Design category (Recreational and Entertainment Space). The Guggenheim Helsinki design proposal 2014 was elected to be credited participating Architect with ASWA by The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. ASA Lanna Headquarters of Northern Thai Architects competition 2014 was awarded second prize by Association of Northern Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage.