Khannaphaphone Phakhounthong

  • Role in Center:

    SMUS Doctoral Student

  • Discipline:

    Architectural Heritage and Urban Environment

  • University:

    National University of Laos

  • Country:

    Laos PDR

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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 analysed the impact of modernisation in the historic town of Luang Prabang, Laos. Since 2016, she has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, NUOL, mentoring research students and conducting several projects. She is also in charge of faculty publications and acquiring national and international grants through collaborative projects.

Research Topic: Sustainable Urban Transformation in Historic City and World Heritage Sites.

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 and Urban Heritage
  • Historic Urban Landscape
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Urban Gentrification and Transformation
  • City’s Resilience

Prizes & Awards:

  • 2013, Awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship to pursue M.A. in Germany.