Lighting the Lamp

 

Photo credits : TYIN tegnestue/Pasi Aalto

Klong Toey – currently the largest and oldest area of informal dwellings in Bangkok – is home to more than 1,40,000 people. Most are living in sub-standard houses with almost no tenure rights or support from the government. To execute a project in such an area was no easy task. The design of the Klong Toey Community Lantern by is a combination of many basic ideas and concepts, and embodies several of the features lacking in the area, including new hoops for basketball, a stage for performances or public meetings, walls for climbing and seating both inside and around the edges of the playground.

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