You'll never get bored at this swanky Bangkok University campus

You'll never get bored at this swanky Bangkok University campus

BANGKOK - You'll never believe this incredible looking university is just less than two hours away from Singapore.

Thailand's oldest private institute, Bangkok University, has wowed netizens online with its diamond-shaped campus and uniquely designed student lounge.

According to design site Design42day.com, the campus is divided into 'four bodies' and is interconnected by pathways, gardens and terraces. Design firm 49 Group who worked together with a team of engineers and architects to create the diamond-shape look of the campus, wanted the university to have a look which embodies their values and commitment to excellence.

Described as 'elegant and clean', Design42day also said the Zen ambience of the surroundings is conducive for studying and relaxing.

The best feature of the campus is probably its student lounge. Walking into the building, visitors might get a shock at the splash of colours and giant pandas.

Designed by Supermachine Studio, students and staff can enjoy lively debates and discussions on the rectangular lime-coloured seating areas set upon the monochromatic floors and pink-dotted furnishings.

It may look like one large seating area like a block from the game of 'Tetris', but it actually has 'metamorphic' capabilities. The area, which is made of smaller square seats, can be broken apart like a jig-saw puzzle and allow the users to create the space they need.

Need a quieter space? There are also other studying areas if one prefers a more toned down environment. In another area of the student centre, there are rows of sleek wooden tables and comfortable leather couches in an earth-tone setting.

The vibrant environment, which was completed in March 2012 according to design news site The Cool Hunter, definitely livens up to the university's motto of being a creative learning institution. The private university was founded in 1962 and is located in the central business district of Thailand's capital city.

Over at the other side of the world in Denmark, a student residence's unique rounded shaped building is also making waves online.

In contrast to Bangkok University's edged diamond design, Tietgenkollegiet's warm brown building has a circular shape and decorated with raw, natural materials.

According to design website Inhabitat, the rounded structure was created to provide a cohesive and harmonious environment. Inhabitat also said the unique slide partitions feature in the building was inspired by traditional Hakka architecture.

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