Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto once saw the scraps as the world’s garbage problems. Those trashes has magically inspired him to conduct more researches and made him realized that the things most people see as trash can also be the gems that make the world a better place.
Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto holds Doctor of Philosophy degree in Design Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and designs a great number of projects throughout his 20-year experiences living in the U.S.
The major turning point in his life is when he had to make a decision whether to continue his stay in the U.S. or to return to his home country and face the heat, heavy traffic, and corruption problems he normally sees from the news he follows.
Challenges were the reason he finally decided to return home. It was a challenging opportunity to use his architectural design knowledge for the country. He witnessed heaps of waste being hauled away from construction sites, even when these sites were classified as eco-friendly. These have completely changed his perspective and his researches started to take off hoping to turn the world around.
Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto decided to take a role of Head of the Building Innovation and Technology Program, Faculty of Architecture at Kasetsart University and also pursue the establishment of the OSISU, green furniture brand, which was co-founded in 2006 with Khun Veeranuch Tanchookiat. His company does not focus on sales volume but on the objective to provide ideas and inspiration to young generations to join the efforts.
I have fun creating something valuable from the things most people see as trash though I cannot predict future success.
During his time as a university lecturer, he has witnessed the place surrounded by tons of plastic straws, cups and bags. His perception has changed from 8 years ago and developed into a deep understanding about plastics after he did his researches thoroughly which results in a book titled “24 Hours Plastic”. The book talks about the use of plastics in daily life including its innovations.He further explains, “When some things are being used and damaged the environment in the end, it means something is not right just like an equation not being solved. In short, the management procedure is malfunctioned. The people’s recklessness is also a malfunction. It is our fault not the fault of those plastics. Are we to blame or the plastic?”
From a simple equation that no one ponders upon is now leading him to do more researches on some other type of trashes. “I am like a melting pot. I conduct my researches on plastics, wood, leather and understand the big picture. Speaking of which, I am not well-versed as those who focus on just one particular type of trash”, he explaines.
“The concept I usually put into practice whether or not to recycle something is it has to be the scraps I can find in daily life that do not have any value in them or worth nothing. I will not work on them if those garbages still have some value or still can be used. This comes with big challeges that always put me into a constant learning and researching to resolve different issues and finally able to accumulate enough experiences to share the information with public and people across the globe as a university lecturer and a keynote speaker”.
“The world is no longer the same one. What matters next is how we are going to survive on the imperfect world.” This is the only reason he still enjoys sharing his knowledge and information he found as he hopes to see younger generations use the aspiration to beautifully create unique piece of arts from scraps. Because of his open-mindedness, he sees more than just garbages that can be recycled but the well-being of evey life on earth. He sees better health for all mankind and better envionment for the world. He believes this could be achieved through a collaboration procedure. “If you can’t change it, let your friends do it. If your friends can’t, then have another friends tackle it,” says Dr. Singh about his hope in the next 20 years.The garbage problem needs an unwavering determination to resolve. Througout his career, Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto shows his devotion as a philosopher, an innovator, and a doer who drives his dream into beautifying trashes.