Preliminary study of the existing conditions of the customs house for adaptive reuse
This research project deals with the study the 19 Century Customs House which soon will to be a part of the Aman Resort Bangkok, the project of the Natural Park Public Company Limited. The Customs House is one of the significant buildings that were built in the Western Style during the reign of King Rama V (1873-1910 A.D.) The conditions of the building complex is surveyed and found to be in severity that urgently requires the restoration for new function The scope of this research project includes the significance of the Customs House, the physical conditions of the buildings with in the whole complex and to propose the intervention of restoration as well as the adaptive reuse. Details included in this research are the history, significance, present trend of adaptive reuse, style of architecture. Existing conditions and intervention of restoration. The methodology of the research is based on the historical documentary, physical evidences and interview of occupants. Conclusions and suggestions for the future research are also included. This research focuses on the retaining of architectural fabric and significance of the Customs House.
Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism (International Program)