Lingyun Tao
Diploma 5

The PLAYdBOY redefines gender condition and reframes sexual stereotypes in the red light district in Bangkok. By addressing the loophole in the Thai legal system on Lady Boys, it is a hybrid of street and theatre space that explores the architectural ambiguity in sexuality, seduction and fluidity.

Social groups are explained in a timeline of the ladyboys from fictional figure to emergent reality. Chang Baori in India, as a congregational space, illustrates the origin of a space and its evolving identities through time.Sketch of first design proposal based on social groups' culture background, social behaviour and the steps of congregational space.Site plan with proposal.Geometry adaptation according the site condition.Level -3 to Level -6The programs within the space proposed.The steps are routes, structures, curtains and frames.