Khannaphaphone Phakhounthong

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

  • Discipline:

    Architectural Heritage and Urban Environment

  • University:

    Humboldt University

  • Country:

    Lao PDR

Biography: Khannaphaphone Phakhounthong was born in Vientiane, Laos. She completed her bachelor’s in Architecture at the National University of Laos (NUOL) after which, she received a prestigious DAAD scholarship to pursue her master’s in Germany. She successfully completed her Master of Arts in heritage and urban studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany, where she analyzed the impact of modernization in the historic town of Luang Prabang, Laos. Since 2016, she has been engaged in lecturing and conducting research at the Faculty of Architecture, NUOL. At present, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in South-east Asian studies at Humboldt University.

PhD Thesis Working Title: The Sustainable Urban Transformation Process in the Historic Town and World Heritage Site, Luang Prabang in Laos

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein, Humboldt University

Selected Publications:

  • Phakhounthong, K. (2018): mASEANa Project 2918 Materiality, Technology and modern movement in the Southeast Asia. Development of Modern Architecture in Vientiane City, Lao PDR, 40-42.

  • Shimizu, I./Sihalarth P/.Insisiengmay, S./Phakhounthong, K. (2014): Spatial Characteristics seen among the Phuan in Vientiane Province, Lao P.D.R., Especially focusing on the house and village. Journal of Fine Arts, 2014; 2557(1), 21-66.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Architectural Conservation
  • Architectural and Urban Heritage
  • Historic Urban Landscape
  • Urban Gentrification and Transformation
  • Sustainable Urban Development

Current Position(s):

  • Doctoral Students, Humboldt University, Germany

Past Position(s)

  • In charge of Research and Publication at Research and Academic Service Division
  • Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Urban Environment

Prizes & Awards:

  • 2013: Awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Scholarship to Pursue M.A. in Germany