Participatory Development of a Local Curriculum on Traditional Thai House Regeneration in Samut Songkhram


  • Kundoldibya Panitchpakdi



This paper is part of the participatory action research on ‘Architecture for Community Empowering’ project, which has been on-going since 2007. The project emerged from expressed need of local communities to preserve the traditional Thai house as a cultural heritage. A curriculum was developed to provide training on the features of Thai- housing, construction and preservation to empower communities to share and spread this traditional wisdom. Trainees also developed a more profound appreciation for the Thai architectural heritage. This curriculum is the first of its kind in Thailand, and the training is being replicated in other communities in the country.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Local curriculum; traditional Thai house; housing; regeneration  


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How to Cite

Panitchpakdi, K. (2016). Participatory Development of a Local Curriculum on Traditional Thai House Regeneration in Samut Songkhram. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 44-51.