The cities of Thailand face the challenges of rapid growth and social transformation. Yet there is a relative absence of local models to directly help in dealing with these new conditions and their demand for high density construction. The existing context may, however, provide more subtle architectural provocations: clues for an approach in the absence of clear models to follow. An analysis of Mae Hong Son, a small town in the north of Thailand, reveals consistent traits and attitudes for future extrapolation. Most notably there is an intriguing friction between form and use. Present in both intentional and accidental situations, this reveals a potent urbanism awaiting investigation.
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- A Question of Local Models: Public Spaces in Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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