Vin Varavarn Architects (VVA) is the Bangkok based architectural practice which has been established in 2005 by M.L.Varudh Varavarn. VVA is currently working with a variety of projects from residential, commercial through to social responsibility projects. The practice concentrates on all kinds of experimental toward the innovative ideas for creative and practical solutions, together with the emphases on context and the imaginative use of materials. Many of the works have been published and exhibited internationally.
M.L. Varudh Varavarn was born in Bangkok Thailand. He received his Bachelor in Interior Architecture from King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand. He pursued advanced studies abroad and received his AA Diploma/ RIBA from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London. After graduated, Varudh worked in London for several years before returning to Bangkok and established his own practice ‘Vin Varavarn Architects (VVA)’ in 2005.
Varudh believes that architecture is not purely a design of a building, but to create all kinds of interesting and everlasting experiences; through spaces, textures, scent, sounds or even the dimension of time. Together with his practice, Varudh has been invited as visiting lecturer for many universities and organizations both in Thailand and abroad. He has been selected as one of the exhibitors for Thailand Pavilion of 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, and has been appointed by Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) as the curator for Thailand Pavilion of 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018.
Awards & Recognitions
2009 World Architecture Community Awards: Ribbee Boutique
2010 World Architecture Community Awards: Floating House
2011 Nomination for Archdaily Building of the Year : Botanica Sales Gallery
2012 Shortlist of ASA Excellence in Architecture Design Award : Botanica Sales Gallery
2013 Emerging Architects of Thailand by Asoociation of Siamese Architects
2013 100 Architects of the Year by Korean Institute of Architects and UIA
2015 Shortlisted for AR School Awards – Best of the rest
2016 World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 – Highly Commended Award
2016 Exhibitor for Thailand pavilion of 15th Venice Architecture Biennale
2017 Winner Prize of American Architecture Prize 2017
2017 Winner of 8th International Biennial Barbara Cappochin Prize of Architecture
2017 World Architecture Festival 2017 Judge
2018 Lead Curator for Thai Pavilion of 16th Venice Architecture Biennale
2018 Nominated for RIBA International List 2018-19