Australian Embassy

Press Release 2017 - Bangkok Design Festival

   Opportunity to hear about Australian Architectural Design
                        at Bangkok Design Festival 2017


14 February 2017

Australian architect James Grose, who led the design of the new premises for the Australian Embassy Bangkok, currently under construction, is returning to Thailand to participate in the Bangkok Design Festival (BDF) on 17 February.

Following his successful presentation at Chiang Mai Design Week in 2016, James Grose, Chief Executive Officer of BVN Architecture Pty Ltd, will be in Thailand this week at the BDF to share his experience with designing the new premises for the Australian Embassy Bangkok (also known as a chancery). At the session entitled ‘Creative Talk: Form, Space & Materials’ he will discuss the ideas, inspirations and material selection in BVN’s architectural design projects, particularly that of the new chancery. The talk will focus on how Australian and Thai cultures intertwined through the design elements and chosen materials, especially the use of bricks, as well as the influence of the Australian landscape.

BVN has studios located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New York  and Hong Kong and has been the recipient of many international architectural design awards, including Sir John Sulman Medal and International Architecture Award.

The BDF will be held at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). The event is open to the public and admission is free.  James Grose will share the Creative Talk session with Mark Randel, Partner of David Chipperfield Architects.


Creative Talk: Form, Space & Materials

Date    :           Friday 17 February 2017

Time    :           13.30 - 17.15 hrs.

Venue  :           Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, 5th floor Auditorium

Admission is free. Registration required at

 Photo: James Grose


Photo: image of New Australian Embassy Chancery

Photo credit : BVN Architecture Pty Ltd


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