MoMA是Museum of Modern Aluminum的缩写，项目源自于一群有雄心壮志的业主，以复兴铝在泰国的重要性为目标。泰国曾在20世纪末作为东南亚最大的铝材制造国，其多样又丰富的铝型材不仅满足本土市场，更一度以输出海外市场闻名；然而1997年无预警的亚洲金融危机（Asian Financial Crisis），促使泰国引以为傲的铝产业为了生存，以低价贩售铝型材给各地五金市场，导致杂乱的广告招牌、阳台围篱、底层扩建构成现今曼谷街头的景色。
MoMA is the abbreviation for Museum of Modern Aluminum. The project originated from a group of ambitious clients with the goal of reviving the significance of aluminum in Thailand. Thailand was once the largest aluminum manufacturer in Southeast Asia at the end of the 20th century. Its diverse and abundant aluminum profiles not only satisfied the local market but were once known for exporting to overseas markets. However, the Asian Financial Crisis hit without warning in 1997. This prompted Thailand's aluminum industry to sell aluminum profiles at low prices to hardware markets around the country in order to survive, resulting in the clutters of advertising signs, balcony fences, and ground floor extensions that make up the present-day Bangkok streetscape.
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MoMA正处于上述环境涵构中，它位于曼谷市郊最繁忙的交通枢纽，大量快速车流促使拉查府卢克路（Ratchaphruek Road）两旁充斥著各种商业招牌，其硕大干道可通往大皇宫（The Grand Palace）、大罗斗圈纪念广场（Wongwian Yai）、曼谷大学（Bangkok University）和柯叻岛（Ko Kret），而柯叻岛更是曼谷唯一的岛屿，十多年前岛上随处可见萤火虫，替曼谷市民提供一处自然之所。
MoMA was born out of such an environment. It is located at the busiest traffic hub on the outskirts of Bangkok, where heavy traffic has led to a variety of commercial signs lining Ratchaphruek Road. The main roads lead to The Grand Palace, Wongwian Yai, Bangkok University, and Ko Kret, the only island in Bangkok. More than a decade ago, fireflies populated Ko Kret, making the island a natural retreat for Bangkokians.
HAS design and research希望MoMA不仅作为大众空间，并可替忙碌的城市居民提供休憩场所。因此，建筑延续柯叻岛上的自然景观至项目场地。在白天MoMA就像一棵蒲公英，建筑悬挑构件随风摇摆，替繁忙又紧张的拉查府卢克路增加轻柔感；到了夜晚，MoMA摇身一变成为了萤火虫，替商业气息浓厚的拉查府卢克路增加一些生态感与松弛性。
HAS design and research wanted MoMA to serve not only as a public space but also as a getaway for busy urban dwellers. The building extends the natural landscape of Ko Kret Island to the project site. During the day, MoMA is a dandelion, with its overhanging elements swaying in the wind, bringing softness and lightness to the busy Ratchaphruek Road; at night, MoMA transforms into a firefly, adding a sense of nature and peacefulness to the highly commercialized Ratchaphruek Road.
MoMA not only uses aluminum strips as display items, but also allows them to continue in the architecture, the interior, the landscape, as well as the lighting and furniture, creating a sense of totality inside and outside. The façade is clad with tens of thousands of aluminum strips, each with a slightly different color and texture, just like the feathers of a dandelion. The aluminum strips, combined with LED lighting, extend from the front façade to the two side façades, and then straight through the "tunnel" space on the west side, filtering and dampening the noise of the external environment and guiding visitors to the quiet exhibition place.
The aluminum strips on the façade not only provide a variety of lighting functions, but also shade the interior from excessive sunlight to maintain a comfortable interior environment. The flexibility of the exhibition space can meet a variety of display, reception, and activity needs. On the top floor, the enclosed landscape resembles a floating island with seasonal plants, creating an urban ecological site for fireflies to flourish.
The design process of MoMA began with the study of aluminum signboards commonly seen on the streets, and then used aluminum as an element to link the entire building. Through the investigation and research of aluminum profiles, a distinct architectural texture is created, and a new sense of vernacular is discovered in Thailand's concrete jungle.