Measuring workshop on Thai heritage architecture ASA+RSU VERNADOC 2016

Mrigadayavan Palace, Phetchaburi, Thailand


Final program, 06.07.2016 / Asst.Prof.Sudjit Sananwai



To work using a method that has been used in Finland for documentation. It is:

  • Easy to learn and work with,
  • Low-tech – no need for electricity or expensive tools,
  • Precise enough for scientific work,
  • Fast – by doing the necessary and nothing more,
  • Cheap, because of the use of simple tools and only little work, Drawings that have been made in this process can easily make even a layman understand that the local tradition is valuable and an important part in the vernacular tradition of the whole world.


  • to learn the method by working it throughout the process
  • to become acquainted with the expertise of the participants and to create international contacts for further work in the field
  • to develop a method and models for international cooperation
  • to produce high quality measured drawings and exhibit them in a local exhibition at the end of the camp


  • Measuring and working drawing of Mrigadayavan Palace (Inner Court), the heritage building in Phetchaburi Province


  • the students of ARC 412 Architecture Conservation Studio, RSU. (40 pers.)
  • the interested from international institute (10 persons)
  • the volunteers from ASA networks (20 persons)
  • the VERNADOC veterans (10 persons)
  • the participants are used to making building drawings
  • they know the basics of measuring work
  • all the participants have to be ready to work and live in rather harsh conditions, not yet during this camp in 2016 though, but in their future fieldwork
  • everyone in the camp works in practice, no idling is accepted
  • min. one member in the “institute group” is competent to teach the method in their institute

List of cooperating organizations:

  • The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA)
  • Thailand: Rangsit University (RSU)
  • Mrigadayavan Palace
  • ICOMOS Thailand
  • VERNADOC Thai Club
  • Architecture Conservation Club, RSU
  • & All Institutes of Architecture are welcome

Preliminary timetable:

  • 30.05.2016 deadline for camp registrations
  • 30.06.2016 confirmation of the participants
  • 11.07.2016 meeting together at ASA office, BKK, 09:00 am
  • camp introduction & welcome lunch party before half day visiting Phra Nakhon Khiri National Historic Park & Wat Yai Suwannaram during a trip to Mrigadayavan Palace (free buses are provided for all participants)
  • 12-24.07.2016 the camp period in Mrigadayavan Palace
  • one week for the measuring and basic drawing
  • one weeks for the finishing of the drawings in ink
  • present the final results at Mrigadayavan Palace
  • 25.07.2016 going back to Bangkok & RSU by free buses

Daily program:

  • working days are max. 8 hours long, depending on the weekday, weather, feeling …(the suitable time should be 8:00 am-12:00 am, 02:00 pm-7:00 pm)
  • everyone produces her/his own measure drawing,
  • in the evenings free performing programme, for example….

Accommodation and meals:

  • depend on ASA, RSU & Mrigadayavan Palace & Local organizer


  • the official language of the camp is Thai and vernacular English

The principles of the costs:

  • the participants are in charge of the international travel costs. ASA, RSU & Mrigadayavan Palace & Local organizer will pay the costs of accommodation and the meals at the site during the camp period

More information:

  • further questions and information; please feel free to ask, even on the practical arrangements.

Asst.Prof.Sudjit S.Sananwai

Faculty of Architecture, Rangsit University
Pathum Thani, Thailand.12000
facebook fanpage: VERNADOC

The registration is closed, the registration number is above limited. The allowed participants in ASA+RSU VERNADOC 2016 will be announced SOON.

Registration Form – CLOSED!!

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