What’s being done to protect architecturally significant buildings in Bangkok?


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)
2004

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)
2008

Architectural Heritage Preservation in Bangkok – bk.asia-city.com, May 31, 2012
…As a case in point, the house of ML Devathiraj P. Malakul, next to BTS Ratchathewi was razed by the owners to make way for a development project. The house was an intricately carved 90-year-old structure—and from the BTS platform everyone had front row seats when the bulldozers moved in. The building had not been registered but any building of architectural, historical, educational and social value is, in theory, protected under the current law. Why didn’t the Fine Arts Dept. sue the Malakul family? We asked Vasu Poshyanandana, architect at the Office of Architecture at the Fine Arts Dept. “The fact is, this house was already gone, so the Fine Arts legal team might have figured it was better to put our limited resources and budget towards other urgent cases…”

The house of ML Devathiraj P. Malakul
Also: Old House on Sri Ayutthaya Road

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