Transitional space in Thai ways

  • Pobsook Tadtong Doctor of Philosophy Program in Vernacular Architecture Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
  • Vira Inpuntung Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
Keywords: Transitional space, Transition, Architectural space, Thai ways


Pobsook Tadtong
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Vernacular Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University

Veera Inpantang
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University

         This paper aims to define “Transitional space in Thai ways” based on the conceptual framework that different life style generates different transitional spaces. The methods used in this paper starts with comparing various framework and theories of western and eastern transitional space, overview of meaning, representation in architectural theories through ways of life.

         The result shows that, there are 3 types of transition and 6 parts of transitional space in Thai ways. Three types of transition are life-transition called “Tam Kwan”, time-transition, and inside-outside space-transition. Six parts of transitional space are elevated platform in front of staircases, entrance space, Chan (central terrace), Rabiang (verandah), Thong (hall), and door-window of each living unit in Thai traditional house.


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How to Cite
Tadtong, P., & Inpuntung, V. (2019). Transitional space in Thai ways. NAJUA: Architecture, Design and Built Environment, 34(2), B39-B56. Retrieved from
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