Current Work | Rachaporn Choochuey / all(zone): Lightly and Casually

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 12 - 2pm

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all(zone), Zilka Studio, AECOM, Tensys, Blue Bottle | MPavilion, Melbourne, Australia, 2022. Image courtesy Naomi Milgrom Foundation

all(zone), Zilka Studio, AECOM, Tensys, Blue Bottle | MPavilion, Melbourne, Australia, 2022. Image courtesy Naomi Milgrom Foundation

This event will be conducted on Zoom only. 

Founded in Bangkok in 2009, all(zone) is a group of design professionals who, in their own words, “are fascinated by ever-changing mega metropolises.” From temporary urban interventions to large-scale permanent structures, the practice’s work emphasizes local materials, adaptive reuse, and vernacular techniques. 

According to one review from 2020, “each project begins as an experiment to test new ways of living, working, or playing in the city, and they all express a lightness in materials and atmosphere that reflects the joy at the heart of [the] practice.” 

Recent projects include: 

  • MPavilion 2022, a three-layered canopy in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens made from fabric, steel, and polyethylene Thai fishing-nets 
  • LightHouse 1.0, an experimental house prototype built with lightweight metal panels and mosquito nets, designed to accommodate a nomadic urban living condition
  • MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, the transformation of an old warehouse into Thailand’s first contemporary art museum. 

all(zone)’s work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Vitra Design Museum, and Triennale Milano. 

Rachaporn Choochuey is the cofounder and design director of all(zone). She received a BArch from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, a master’s in advanced architectural design from Columbia University GSAPP, and a PhD in architectural history from the University of Tokyo. She has taught at Chulalongkorn University and the Yale School of Architecture.

This program will be moderated by Sunil Bald. A partner of studioSUMO, Bald is an associate dean and adjunct professor at the Yale School of Architecture.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York.

Tickets are free for Cooper Union students and faculty with valid ID, and League members. For ticket inquiries, please refer to The Architectural League of New York website

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