HDL: Humanitarian Design Lab

Exploring architectural approaches to address and solve the respective needs of existing human and social issues.


Exploring architectural approaches to address and solve the respective needs of existing human and social issues.



The Humanitarian Design Lab (HDL) is a research laboratory that engages in architectural projects that address socially oriented problems and humanitarian needs. Our projects aim at delivering practical design solutions to tackle societal issues such as poverty, good health, quality education, and peace and justice.


  • Design Rationalization
  • Architectural Design
  • Human-Based Design
  • Social-Oriented Design
  • Socio/Functional, Sustainable Design


The Humanitarian Design Lab works under the imperative of solving architectural, socially oriented problems on a non-profit basis. We view social problems with the respect and integrity necessary to achieve practical and usable design solutions to improve societal issues for the betterment of disadvantaged or unsupported groups.


We give consultations about humanitarian needs to individuals and organizations to help them improve individually through design and planning, such as operations, feasibility, management, structure, and strategy.

Designing Solutions

We can help you rationalize as well as realize appropriate architectural solutions.

Integrated as a Class

We conduct integrated classrooms on architectural and environmental design, and environmental technology.


  • Covid-19 Screening station for semi-outdoor spaces near healthcare facilities
  • Covid-19 Screening station for post-pandemic use as Acute Respiratory Infection Clinic
  • Integration and utilization of grey space in Thai educational building designs
  • “Covid 19 Screening station for outdoor facility” design copyright registration number 386675 (12 October 2020) 
  • “Covid 19 Screening station from public phone booth- type 1” design copyright registration number 395892 (21 July 2021)

“Covid 19 Screening station from public phone booth- type 2” design copyright registration number 395893 (21 July 2021)

Seminar and Conference

  • BERAC 2021 Built Environment Research Association Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
  • ICRP 2021, 5th International Conference on Rebuilding Place, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Due to coronavirus outbreak affecting a lot of people around the world, especially the medical staffs who must work closely with patients, the Covid 19 screening station (project of the research and design team) serves as a screening point for infectious diseases of the respiratory system (under positive air pressure), installed outside the buildings.

- 27 April 2022

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi together with Harvard University, Chulalongkorn University and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited organized a workshop.

- 30 March 2022

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