Modular Hotel is a prototype budget hotel in Phayao, a 700-kilometer north of Bangkok, hilly-agriculture based province, ranked nearly the lowest total family-income of Thailand.  The initial idea aims to create an architectural system that generate the knowledge to local people, encourage local economy, and sustains the natural ecology.


Ecology + Economy = Ecolomy

The concept is to create an Ecolomic System Prototypesimple and practical for various location in the future.  Two main architectural components are “Rooms and Circulation”.  Started with “Modular-Room” functions and materials are designed to deliver comfortable living unit, budget friendly and responded to natural light and ventilation.  The “Circulation” is the core for variations depends on site dimensions and location to support the possible “Linear-Compact” or “Non-Linear Expanded” Design.

With the limitation of budget and workmanship, simple-practical construction and materials are applied to be compatible with local builders, an off-season farmers, to create an on-site learning environment.


cng_5894sModular Hotel encourage users to live harmoniously with natural elements, lights, shadows, and air-flows, and believe that the Ecolomic System Concept will sustain a friendly budget operation and deliver all guests the joy of comfortable stays.


Project Information
CategoryBudget Hotel
Completion Year2015
Built Area1200 sq.m.
LocationPhayao, Thailand
Lead ArchitectKittiya Choowanthanapakorn
EngineersKritkampoo Chaisiri and Anurak Thapthimthong
PhotographerMonchaya Choowanthanapakorn
Photo EditorSoopakorn Srisakul
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