/26 Habitare

Miti Ruangkritya


Room, represents the culmination of this frenetic rate of expansion and explores how newly-built interior spaces which are pending occupation, are transformed in relation to the current landscape of the city. These images raise questions concerning aspiration, reality and the future of the city.

Room is part of Dream Property (2014-ongoing) a project that examines the nature of property development and its relationship to the city. In spite of Bangkok's recent unsettled political situation, which has culminated in two military coups in 2006 and 2014, property development in the capital has continued to soar. A staggering 50,100 new condominium units are estimated to have been launched in 2014 while a further 35,000 units were launched in 2015 and 2016 (Colliers Forecast, 2014-16). The rapid development has come hand in hand with the expansion of city's transit system, which includes the Bangkok Sky Train as well as the construction of a variety of major roads and canal transit system.