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Albert Company Olmo & Jan Glasmeier

a.gor.a architects

http://www.agora-architects.com

476 Soi Sahakorn 2, Tha Sai Luad, Mae Sot, Thailand
a.gor.a architects was founded in 2012 by Albert Company Olmo & Jan Glasmeier. This architecture is working with marginalised groups, community based organisations, and NGO’s along the Thai-Burma Border. Besides working on several school projects, a.gor.a architects are consulting for the local Mae Tao Clinic, a health center that provides free healthcare for Burmese refugees and migrants, and to design and build the new Mae Tao Clinic.

...on the Thai Burma border


Working with marginalized communities, refugees and unprivileged people

...on the Thai Burma border


Working with marginalized communities, refugees and unprivileged people
We should all look at ourselves and remember that Architects have to build for the people

For over four years we are now learning from traditional Thai architecture and construction solutions by the the local Karen ethnic community here in Mae Sot, so that it could represent an attractive alternative to more common (un)architectural results. Given the steady pace of development and the increasingly spread use of cheap techniques -i.e. concrete not correctly deployed-, what we are trying to pursues is a vernacular hybrid: taking advantage of consolidated patterns, validating construction techniques and enriching them with themes from their European background or innovations tested on site. Such a blend tends to be more climates responsive, ecological and economically preferable than the architecture that nowadays' fuels urban development in Thailand: Our mission is therefore to widen the range of possible solutions and to communicate this potential to the community we work in.


The Mae Tao Clinic, also known as Dr. Cynthia’s clinic after its founder Dr. Cynthia Maung, is a community hospital which has provided quality healthcare to the Burmese refugee and migrant population in Western Thailand since 1989.

Two classrooms for Mae Tao Clinic training center facilities made form Adobe bricks and local second hand timber. Front view.

Two classrooms for Mae Tao Clinic training center facilities made form Adobe bricks and local second hand timber. Rear View.

A temporary low budget classroom solution for a local migrant learning center.

A low budget football pitch solution made from Bamboo for a local learning center near Pho Phra.

...on the Thai Burma border


Working with marginalized communities, refugees and unprivileged people

...on the Thai Burma border


Working with marginalized communities, refugees and unprivileged people
We should all look at ourselves and remember that Architects have to build for the people

For over four years we are now learning from traditional Thai architecture and construction solutions by the the local Karen ethnic community here in Mae Sot, so that it could represent an attractive alternative to more common (un)architectural results. Given the steady pace of development and the increasingly spread use of cheap techniques -i.e. concrete not correctly deployed-, what we are trying to pursues is a vernacular hybrid: taking advantage of consolidated patterns, validating construction techniques and enriching them with themes from their European background or innovations tested on site. Such a blend tends to be more climates responsive, ecological and economically preferable than the architecture that nowadays' fuels urban development in Thailand: Our mission is therefore to widen the range of possible solutions and to communicate this potential to the community we work in.


The Mae Tao Clinic, also known as Dr. Cynthia’s clinic after its founder Dr. Cynthia Maung, is a community hospital which has provided quality healthcare to the Burmese refugee and migrant population in Western Thailand since 1989.

Two classrooms for Mae Tao Clinic training center facilities made form Adobe bricks and local second hand timber. Front view.

Two classrooms for Mae Tao Clinic training center facilities made form Adobe bricks and local second hand timber. Rear View.

A temporary low budget classroom solution for a local migrant learning center.

A low budget football pitch solution made from Bamboo for a local learning center near Pho Phra.


Idea by

Albert Company Olmo & Jan Glasmeier
a.gor.a architects
476 Soi Sahakorn 2, Tha Sai Luad
Mae Sot
Thailand
a.gor.a architects was founded in 2012 by Albert Company Olmo & Jan Glasmeier. This architecture is working with marginalised groups, community based organisations, and NGO’s along the Thai-Burma Border. Besides working on several school projects, a.gor.a architects are consulting for the local Mae Tao Clinic, a health center that provides free healthcare for Burmese refugees and migrants, and to design and build the new Mae Tao Clinic.