HAS design and research was established in Bangkok and Shanghai. HAS (Hung And Songkittipakdee) explores Asia’s architectural language through a “design + research” parallel approach; it emphasizes the analogy of nature and man-made nature, looking for another kind of “new” natural architecture through the city’s own derivatives, named illusion architecture / sense of distortion.
Jenchieh Hung started his career, working at the Japanese firm – Kengo Kuma & Associates, where he became design manager and project in-charge in 2018. During his time there, he involved in Xiangcheng Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center and Shipyard 1862. At present, he is the principal architect of HAS design and research.
Kulthida Songkittipakdee was the first Asian architect among thousand applications around the world to be awarded the scholarship of Renzo Piano Foundation working with Renzo Piano in Paris studio. During her time there, she involved in Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Expansion. At present, she is the Principal Architect of HAS design and research.
Beside practice, Jenchieh Hung and Kulthida Songkittipakdee are guest editors of Taiwan Architecture magazine, and visiting professors at International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and Tongji University, China.