The architecture community in Cambodia is relatively young, but has quickly become an emerging career path for the developing country. re : edge, although young itself, is at the forefront of the country's fast changing face. Along the journey, we love to share our passion, creativity and pave a path for innovation.
We believe innovation is created by a group of community leaders that is thoughtful, empathetic and open about what they believe is good for humanity. Architecture is a career that we start with learning, through many years of study, and ultimately, it becomes a trade that is built by experience—working with real clients in real projects.
Architecture is a career that inspires to be better from one project, one idea and one built environment to the next.
In the past decade of practicing architecture, our founder and design director, Hun Chansan, has taught, built and shared about his experiences to students and aspiring Cambodian architects of the future. Still today, he influences the industry as an advocate of green design, continuing to take part in the conversation about architecture and urban planning in Cambodia.
By being actively involved in community services and higher education, we can carve a better understanding for architecture and design to our industrial practitioners as well as to our clients.
Eung Vanna, re : edge's Architectural Design Manager, began as a young aspiring architect. He joined re : edge in 2013 after graduating Pannasastra University. In 2020, Vanna rose to his current position as a great leader and a talented architect, leading the newly onboarded team of ambitious designers.
Through both Chansan and Vanna, re : edge has been humbly represented in numerous speaking engagements, round table discussions and publications that have inspired meaning in the architecture community. Check out some them here:
Vanna's thoughts about the career of architecture in a video interview by FUSAAC—an association consisting of Fulbright scholarship alumni and individuals who have participated in exchange programs to the United States, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
New Khmer-Architecture (nk-a), a non-profit association based in Phnom Penh. Born from the Vann Molyvann Project, nk-a fosters critical thinking, debate and dialogue in modern and contemporary design, architecture and urbanism through collaborations, archives, trainings, exhibitions, research and publications. Chansan is a current participant of the board.
The AA Visiting School (AAVS) is a global architecture programme and network comprising a myriad of forms and agendas, all of which contribute to the endless debate about how to educate an architect. Launched in Dubai in 2008, the AAVS has now hosted over 4,000 students in more than 100 different programmes held across ve continents.
The Vann Molyvann Project is an international team of architects, architecture students and other researchers working in Cambodia to document the buildings of Vann Molyvann and other modernist architecture.
Housing Workshop & Competition by Urban Living Solutions. The urban housing design competition concluded with the students presenting their final projects in front of a multi-disciplinary jury, formed by Leang Kean (developer and ULS Managing Director), architects Hun Chansan and David Cole, entrepreneur Zoë Ng and civil engineer Seng Sona.
Chansan was enlisted in 2018's The Straits Times' s 50 Asians to Watch. Click the link to read more about the incredible Asians from their respected countries.
Chansan's feature on Channel NewsAsia' s ASIA Future Cities: ‘Give Phnom Penh a new face' - Young Cambodian dreams of architectural revolution.