Mario Kleff

Architect Mario Kleff

Born

Mario Kleff, November 21, 1967 (age 54)

Boppard, Germany

Nationality

German, Thai

Other names

Thiti Teerachin

Occupations

Years active

1993-Today

Organization

Wandeegroup Asia Co LTD

Known for

Structures

Spouse

Nittaya Wongsin

Children

Jiang Li Wongsin, Banù Çaĝiran, Lale Çaĝiran, Tara Arabella de Buitléir, Miró Dollinger †

Parents

Heinrich Kleff Adelheid Kleff

Website

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Frame of the 1993 interview with television  channel SWF3: Mario Kleff reproduced the Book of Kells at the Marksburg

Picture of the 1993 interview with TV channel SWF3: Artist Mario Kleff reproduced folios of the Book of Kells in the Marksburg.


Mario Kleff's celtic brooch

Celtic brooch. Made especially for Mario Kleff by Joachim Dott in 1993 from 925 silver and 900 gold, set with lapis lazuli and coral. The decorations reflect the Book of Kells.


Mario Kleff in Ao Udom Thailand on his custom built Thailand Dragon V2 3640cc

Custom motorcycle Thailand Dragon - an essential part in the biography of the adult man Mario Kleff.


Mario Kleff rides the Black Mamba V2 2540cc across Thailand

Mario Kleff has built individual motorcycles for decades. Pictured with the Black Mamba I, a chopper with a 2540cc V-Twin engine.


Mario Kleff

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A Brief Biography

Mario Kleff (born November 21, 1967 in Boppard, Germany) is an architect, designer and businessman with a creative lifestyle. Starting in 2002 poor as a coconut seller in Bang Khun Thian, he became a recognized architect in Thailand. By the end of 2020 Mario Kleff had designed over 150 buildings.

Latest structures: Majestic Residence 366/99 signature villa in 2021-2022, and the Lieb Tang Rodfai Road villas in 2022. View the Raising King and Queen Pillars Ceremony.
Early buildings: Park Royal 1, Park Royal 2, Park Royal 3, Laguna Heights, Club Royal, Wong Amat Tower, Laguna Bay, Suan Sawarn, Sky Park and Parkside Shopping, On The Hill, The Wave, I-Condo, The Touch, South Beach Boutique Chic, Villa Futureproof, Falling Rain, Wing House, Star House, Koi House, Merit Villa, Capsule House, Japanese House series.
Professions: Architect, vehicle designer, entrepreneur
Known for: Unusual designs
Notable structures: Wong Amat Tower, The Touch ®, Park Royal 2
Address: 856, Thappraya Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150

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From an arts student to Wandeegroup CEO


In the 1990s, Mario Kleff moved to Bonn for the first time and later to Munich to pursue a career in fine art and design, followed by a series of exhibitions with his replicated pages in original techniques from the Book of Kells. His intention to copy the "uncopimentable" Book of Kells brought him to the attention of the public and earned him widespread recognition Pádraig Murphy, Ambassador of Ireland, and Canon Prälat Prof DDr Franz Ronig, expert on illuminated manuscript and governor of Pro Libris e.V.[1]

Together with the Urs Graf Verlag Bern and Urs Düggelin, publisher of Faksimile Verlag Luzern in Switzerland, Mario Kleff exhibited five of his folios of the Book of Kells in the Gutenberg Museum, located in the old town of Mainz.[2] The exhibition "Irland und das Book of Kells" with curator Dr Adold Wild took place in February 6 - April 12, 1993.

Mario Kleff's work was later exhibited under the theme "Glanz Des Mittelalters" - October 27 - November 2, 1997 - in the Diocesan Museum in Trier.[3] The exhibition was curated by Prof Dr Michael Embach. This was followed by a Germany-wide traveling exhibition until 2001.[4]

From 1990 to 1997 Mario Kleff created over 40 folios of the book Kells with original techniques and colors of precise recipes.[5] Mario Kleff received a copy of the original Facsimile Book of Kells from Urs Düggelin for further study and exhibitions.[6] In 1990, the price for one of the 1,480 Verlag copies, composed of two volumes – the facsimile itself and a scientific commentary – was IR£7,000 (€8,888).[7]

During art studies from 1990 - 1992 Mario Kleff lived with the permission of Countess Uta von Bassewitz and Cornelia von Guilleaume, daughters of Herwart von Guilleaume, in the Villa Haus Herresberg at the banks of the Rhine near Remagen. With the permission of Baroness Tilla von der Goltz and Busso von der Dollen, German Castles Association, and supported by arts administrator Gabriele Fischer from Obernhof, Mario Kleff regularly created calligraphy reproductions of the Book of Kells in the Marksburg from 1990-1994.

Mario Kleff's career was expanded in 1996 by the event of new media. Kleff was critically acclaimed and in 1997 initially became art director under Klaus Beckmann in the AGW — Gesellschaft für Werbung und Public Relations, and later under Walter Hiel in Hiel/BBDO Munich. BBDO is one of the largest advertising agencies with a worldwide network and headquarters in New York. Over the years, Mario worked as an art director under Harald Schleer at AD. VENTURE Werbeagentur GmbH and under Michael Sametinger at Samt and Rosen. As in part time, Mario Kleff worked as a stage designer in Berlin, Cologne and Munich and has designed as a freelance art director editions of the GEMA magazine and the Vogue.

Another company Kleff worked for is Hakuhodo Inc. It is Japan's second largest advertising agency and recognized worldwide as one of the leading public relations firms. Mario Kleff was appointed creative director by Mr Tachikawa for the establishment of a new branch in Munich, Hakuhodo (Germany) GmbH. In the same year, the new Econ AG Wiesbaden (Germany) offered Mario Kleff a position as creative director for the new branch in Munich. Mario kleff oversaw the marketing mix and graphic arts; but received harsh feedback for controversial performance art. In 1999, visitors in the Mario Kleff exhibition in the Aktionsforum Praterinsel on Prater Island Munich, voluntarily donated blood samples for a screen printing. The curator was Erno Vroonen. The performance art 'Art Is Dead, Yet Alive' was repeated at Vienna, Stephansplatz. The young man Mario Kleff challenged the art world with 'Art Is Dead', 'Do Ut Des' and 'Human Being Is Art'.


'Art Is Dead' began when Mario Kleff rejected the literature he had acquired over the years and manifested himself in a ritual burning of the books and painted the words 'Art Is Dead' in red and exhibited it at the art college RSKA in Hennef towards the end of 1993. Mario’s desire to cast out the old was deep-seated. He believed that the paintings of the old master could only be copied, never be new created; The same with the music he heard was created by composers who died long ago.

In the late 1990s, Mario Kleff developed the idea for an elaborate and experimental performance when he designed wrapped mannequins, who presented a man, a woman and a child who were bandaged in steel cages and set on fire. Each mannequin consisted of eighty percent water, which was stored in small plastic bags. While the mannequins burned, some water flowed through funnels at the bottom of the cages under which were placed 1/2 gallon glass containers, labeled 'Human Being Is Art'. The sound of heartbeats recorded over a microphone attached to the chest of Mario Kleff, and live techno music created an environmental declaration performance and the begin of 'Art Is Dead, Yet Alive'. In part 2, Mario Kleff mixed the blood drawn from visitors to his performance and created the painting Do Ut Des ('I give that you might give') expressing the reciprocity of exchange between human being and deity, reflecting the importance of gift-giving as a mutual obligation in ancient society and the contractual nature of the religion in ancient Rome. The performance came to an end when a crane raised a steel structure in the form of a picture frame to portray a human as a picture. Illuminated with anti-aircraft searchlights, Kleff was at the height of about 30 meter with his message 'Human Being Is Art'.





Years In Thailand

In early 2002, still a young man, Mario Kleff moved to Bangkok (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร, RTGS: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn] (Play sound listen)), the capital of Thailand. After living some time in Bang Khun Thian (Thai: บางขุนเทียน, pronounced [bāːŋ kʰǔn tʰīa̯n] (Play sound listen)) in his first built bamboo hut and sold coconuts with a longtail boat (Thai: เรือหางยาว, RTGS: Ruea hang yao, pronounced [rɯ̄a̯ hǎːŋ jāːw] (Play sound listen)) on the river. After a simple life of over two years, he wanted to learn more about the language and culture of Thailand ...

Kleff moved on in 2004 to Pattaya (Thai: พัทยา, RTGS: Phatthaya, pronounced [pʰát.tʰā.jāː] (Play sound listen)) in the Chonburi (Thai: ชลบุรี, RTGS: Chon Buri, pronounced [tɕ͡ʰōn bū.rīː(Play sound listen)) province. Within the first year Kleff founded his architecture firm and the associated construction company Wandeegroup (Thailand) Co Ltd and built his office at 162/220, Thappraya Road, Bang Lamung District (Thai: บางละมุง, pronounced [bāːŋ lā.mūŋ] (Play sound listen)). In the following year, in April 2005, Mario Kleff married Thai Chinese Nittaya Wongsin at the Buddhist temple Wat Yannasangwararam (Thai: วัดญาณสังวรารามวรมหาวิหาร, RTGS: Wat Yannasangwararam, pronounced [wát jaːnnáʔsǎŋwáʔraːraːm] (Play sound listen)), in short: Wat Yan. It was the first permitted marriage ceremony in the history of this temple.[8] From a leading monk in Bangkok, Mario Kleff has received a special permit due to his artistic life style, his thoughts in Buddhism and his time in Bang Khun Thian. Another important part of the man's biography.


Pride and disappointment — common in a creative lifestyle


In 2004 - 2015 Kleff's company Wandeegroup delivered a blend of new building and structural designs for Pattaya and continued business opportunities for real estate development in Thailand and abroad. In the years 2007 - 2018, the architect Mario Kleff designed nine skyscrapers with heights of 130 to 278 meter, and designed over fifty 8 storey apartment blocks and numerous homes and pool villas.[Retrieved] Kleff's designs were approved by the relevant construction departments. The construction work for only two of the skyscrapers have begun or are completed.

In 2006, Mario Kleff was invited by Pichet Uthaiwattananota, Head of the Construction Department of Pattaya City Hall from 2006 - 2011, to present ideas for the modernization of Pattaya Beach. In a competition, Kleff proposed a museum designed in the form of a modern concrete structure to be erected in the sea to honor King Rama IX / Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai : ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช, RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet, pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn ʔā.dūn.jā.dèːt] (Play sound listen)), who was an avid sailor and a boot designer.[9] The project included a scale model and was later exhibited in the Pattaya City Hall. Mario Kleff also designed a bridge for pedestrians, including a welcome structure for Pattaya City. The construction costs were declared unacceptable and the idea put on hold.

In 2018, the man's biography was further improved. Mario Kleff (Thai name: Bhumeth Issarasilp) and his Wandeegroup was put into operation to redesign a mega project, the Thakhek Dream World City, worth five skyscrapers with heights of up to 278 meters, including a shopping complex[10] [11] [12] [13] on a plot of 7 hectare of land in Thakhek (Lao: ທ່າແຂກ (Play sound listen)), Laos. Kleff has completed the designs at the beginning of 2019. The project is on hold since 2020.

In 2018 and into 2019, Mario Kleff has designed a hospital on 11 hectare of land, and a rehabilitation facility including lake, public buildings, hotel, library, sports arena, spa and meditation spaces and over 80 villas on 28 hectares of land in the Nakhon Ratchasima Province (Thai: นครราชสีมา, pronounced [ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.sǐː.māː] ( Play sound listen)), often called Khorat (Thai: โคราช, pronounced [kʰōː.râːt] (Play sound listen)) (alternate spelling Korat) for Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn (Thai : สมเด็จพระเจ้าน้องนางเธอ เจ้าฟ้าจุฬาภรณวลัยลักษณ์ อัครราชกุมารี, (Play sound listen)) and the Chulabhorn Research Institute under the patronage of Major General or Air Vice-Marshal Dr Santi Srisermphoak (Thai: สันติ ศรีเสริมโภค, (Play sound listen)), pictured. The project was discontinued in 2019.


The support of a few is sufficient to start the engine


With a mix of creativity and knowledge, Mario Kleff did not only push the boundaries in Pattaya in the field of architecture, but also in engineering. He introduced innovative structural engineering solutions including the cellular beam[14] in the local construction industry and in Thailand. The cellular beam is a newer version of the castellated beam. The integration of cellular beam in residential construction required support from the authorities of local construction departments. For his innovative ideas and commitment Kleff received a Letter of Recommendation[15] for PhD in architecture from Pichet Uthaiwattananota (Thai: พิเชษฐ อุทัยวัฒนานนท์, (Play sound listen)) Head of the Construction Department Pattaya City from 2006 - 2011.

Mario Kleff(center) in 2018 in meeting with Air Vice-Marshal Dr Santi Srisermphoak, Thai: <span lang=th>สันติ ศรีเสริมโภค</span> (center left) <span lang=th>and ฉกรรจ์ คันธชมภู</span> (center right)

Mario Kleff in a meeting with AVM.Dr Santi Srisermphoak (center) held in Thailand's Northern province Chiang Mai (/ˌtʃæŋ ˈmaɪ/, from Thai: เชียงใหม่ [tɕʰīəŋ màj] (Play sound listen)) Concept and plans for a new Thai rehabilitation facility in Korat were discussed. The project development was led by SG.Prof Nithi Mahanonda and AVM.Dr. Santi Srisermphoak. Mario Kleff is the architect and presented the project.

Mario Kleff is a man who believes in himself. With confidence and focus he offers state-of-the-art engineering skills, advanced technical back up and in-depth knowledge of design standards for any type of building. Kleff creates architecture structures starting with a master plan to interior design, and includes building technology and systems that make the building well. Mario Kleff is a German architect who is allowed to work in Thailand as a building designer, engineer and construction supervisor.[16] Work check leading to planning permission is carried out by Dr Songkiat Matupayont, an advanced engineer from Bangkok who works with Kleff on new inventions and state of the art construction designs. Songkiat Matupayont recommended Mario Kleff for an honorary doctorate in engineering for his work on Park Royal 2 and The Touch® in 2011. The universities in Bangkok could not accept Kleff due to a lack of Thai citizenship.

It was not until 2016 that Kleff was granted Thai citizenship and a new name as Bhumeth Issarasilp.[17] Mario has changed his new name later in Thiti Teerachin (Thai: ธิติ ธีรชินทร์), and in June 2021 founded a new architecture and construction company, Wandeegroup Asia Co Ltd. Architect Mario Kleff won two new villa projects in the same month; [18] [19] [20] one of the 2 storey villas designed by Mario Kleff is with a 48 meter long-span cellular beam[21] between two columns to support a post-tensioned concrete slab - a new record in the local construction industry.

Kleff was successful as a creative consultant in real estate development, but also had several disappointments. Some large real estate developments and structures designed by Mario Kleff were not realized on the construction site. Also many buildings have changed during the construction in their overall appearance. Kleff never abandoned to find a new challenge in design and technology. In May 2022 he was commissioned to develop six luxurious pool villas with his Wandeegroup Asia. Mario Kleff opted for long-span beams and post-tensioned concrete structure. His newly founded company Wandeegroup Asia is now building seven luxury villas and already has the first mid-rise building on the drawing board. After more than 10 years of experience with post tensioning concrete and the construction of long span structures, Mario founded an additional company in July 2022 that specializes in this field - Wandee Super Span ™ Co Ltd. The company started out with two residential projects, one of which integrates 30 meter long concrete girders, one with post-tensioned footings presented for the first time in Pattaya. The biography of the man continues ... [ Scroll to page top ]


Notable work on building architecture in Pattaya

Mario Kleff together with developer Heights Holdings CEO Haim Bar-David and Wandeegroup (Thailand) construction worker on the Wongamat Tower construction site in Pattaya

Mario Kleff together with developer Heights Holdings CEO Haim Bar-David and Wandeegroup construction worker at the Wong Amat Tower exhibition building construction site [23] in Pattaya (Thai: พัทยา, RTGS: Phatthaya, ;pronounced [pʰát.tʰā.jāː] (Play sound listen))

High-rise, Wong Amat Tower

The Wong Amat Tower, also called Wongamat Tower located in Pattaya Nuea, comprises of a single 38 storey building with 361 units, which was completed in 2015. The structure was designed by Mario Kleff in 2008[22], including comprehensive planning and structural drawing, incorporated the use of cellular steel and modular design. The original steel frame was later redesigned and replaced with reinforced concrete columns and post-tensioned slabs.[24]
Mario Kleff owns the copyright to the design and has given the developer Heights Holdings permission to make changes to the building in 2011.[25] Notable features of the building are earthquake-resistant structure and wide-span construction.


High-rise, Mario Kleff - The Touch®

The Touch® is a 33 storey high-rise designed as a statement and landmark[26] on Phra Tamnak Hill in Pattaya. It is the tallest building permitted at this location and is the first high-rise building in Thailand with just two pillars holding the structure in place, and with a clear construction span of 25 meter between the pillars. The designer and project owner is Mario Kleff.[27]. After receiving the planning permit, construction began in December 2011.[28] The project was later sold before construction was completed. The new building built on this foundation is called Andromeda.

Features of The Touch®: Earthquake-proof, two reinforced hollow-core concrete columns that support the structure, cellular steel girders with a length of 25 meter from column to column, unblocked sea-view, ceiling heights of 4 to 9 meters and a glass façade. The building is called Touch because of its feature to control the building system from smartphone and tablet. Mario Kleff - The Touch® was designed in 2010.


Park Royal 2 apartment building

The project comprises of a single 9 storey, 85-unit building that was completed in 2011. It is part of the Park Royal Series 1, 2, 3, and Laguna Bay 1+2. Notable feature: Use of cellular beams and post-tensioned concrete, span of 24x27 meter.


Japanese House

A Mario Kleff villa on Phra Tamnak Hill, consists of a single two-storey building that was completed in 2009. Special features are the large span, the cantilever and the heavy use of concrete and steel with over a hundred bored piles.[29]


Park Royal 2, designed in 2008 by Mario Kleff, is a 8-storey apartment building - built with cellular beam combined post-tensioned concrete slab 24x27 meter.

Park Royal 2, designed in 2008 by Mario Kleff, is a 8 storey apartment building - built with the cellular beam, a newer version of the castellated beam, combined post-tensioned concrete slab 24x27 meter. The construction method of Park Royal 2 was the first permitted at the Pattaya City-Hall Construction Department.

Design Hallmarks

In Germany, Bauhaus and modern architecture was the most inspiring design for the young man Mario. He loved the appearance and idea to create clean environment and infrastructure. In addition to classic education in history and in the elementary design teaching of the ancient masters in architecture, music and art, Mario Kleff studied Asian aesthetics and contemporary Japanese architecture. Today, Mario Kleff is specialized in minimalist and brutalist architecture. In the early 1990s, Kleff learned the essential cornerstones of Japanese design philosophy and mathematics. Later in Japan, Mario Kleff deepened his knowledge in Japanese architecture and ZEN style. Kleff's first structure in Thailand in 2004 is the Villa Futurproof, a result of German engineering skills and Japanese design philosophy. In 2020, the architect Mario Kleff sold a design for a beach villa near Cape Town, in which eight 60 meter long prestressed precast concrete beams were planned.

Early structures of Mario Kleff include the Japanese House I, the Japanese House II, the Koi House and the Falling Rain, pictured below The Wing House Kleff tried to introduce steel beams, exposed concrete and glass facade as new design elements in the Pattaya real estate market. Only a few buildings such as Park Royal 1, Park Royal 2 and Club Royal were accepted as sold residential real estate development.



Exposed concrete beach villa with a 58 meter span


Quote by Mario Kleff: 'Decoration I hate the most.' A statement that followed after he performed 'Art Is Dead', 'Do Ut Des' and 'Human Being Is Art' in 1997, and after working with BMW, Germany until 2000.

Interior and furniture design

When it comes to interior and furniture design, the architect Mario Kleff does not know a compromise for the presentation of the finest materials; He does not make renovations, but creates custom furniture and interior. The use of solid wood, steel, stone and concrete plays a major role.[30]


Construction design and engineering

Real estate projects designed by Mario Kleff never miss in stability or extravagance.[31] The intensive use of concrete and steel is the hallmark that people have seen in all Wandeegroup projects over the years. Components used in bridge construction including box girders, hollow-core concrete slabs, post-tensioned decks, and anything used over the main deck of a bridge, such as: steel truss systems, prefabricated prestressed concrete structure, stay cable systems, cable suspension systems, etc., which according to customers can be seen in villas built by his Wandeegroup.

Mario Kleff preferably use large steel girders and post-tensioned concrete beams to create column-free, large living spaces. Some of Kleff's solutions can be seen with a cantilever of more than 20 meter. Other buildings with just one support column and a height of over 50 meter. A luxury pool villa with a column-free sea view of up to 80 meter from the living room can be ordered by architect Mario Kleff.


Architecture visualization and presentation

Mario Kleff is a specialist in 3d and virtual design. Kleff has been working since 2001 in 2D / 3D and VFX on Apple Macintosh and PC with Unreal Engine, Houdini, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Solidworks, Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit and BIM 360 as required. Mario Kleff is familiar with the Quantel Paintbox Workstation through the work as an art director for television channels. [ Scroll to page top ]

Custom Cars And Motorcycles

Thailand Dragon - the world's only known Harley Davidson street engine with a displacement of 3.650 cc

Thailand Dragon - the world's functional Harley Davidson street engine with a displacement of 3,650 cc and an output of 300 hp

Chopper

Architect Mario Kleff has been building and driving customer-specific motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson, since 1986. After learning about the style and performance of the original Shovelhead and Evolution engines, Kleff decided to step up performance by building the new engines with different materials to increase stability and longevity. In order to feel comfortable and extend his personality to the motorcycle, Kleff created numerous bobber and chopper, each different and each representing a work

900 horsepower Super Mario Hayabusa engine built by Sean Mills at Big CC Racing

Dynamometer test of Mario Kleff's street-legal Super Mario engine built by Sean Mills, Big CC Racing in England. 900 hp

Purple Rain - a street-legal custom chopper for Thailand's roads built by Mario Kleff. It features a 2.600 cc V2 custom engine.

Purple Rain - a street-legal custom chopper for Thailand's roads built by Mario Kleff. It features a 2,600 cc V2 custom engine. 

of art, and rode them on the streets of Thailand - the Bobba v.3 (2,600 cc). the two Black Mamba I+II both (2,540 cc) , the Thailand Dragon (3,600 cc) and the Purple Rain v.2 (2,600 cc) to name a few. For the production and finishing, Mario Kleff works with high-quality materials such as titanium, aerospace aluminum, magnesium, metal matrix composite and carbon fibers. [ Scroll to page top ]

Architect Mario Kleff lives a high performance lifestyle[32], and such a lifestyle requires high performance vehicles. Over the years Kleff created a variety of extreme custom cars and custom motorcycles, including developing internal combustion engines, manufactured as required. Engine builders from the USA, Italy, England and Germany supplied parts and car engines and with displacement of up to 15,000 cubic centimeter (symbol cm³ or cc) and up to 1,700 horsepower[33] as well as motorcycle engines with up to 3,700 cc and up to 1,000 hp. To ensure handling and safe driving, Mario Kleff developed chassis, body, wheels and brakes. In the Wandeegroup architecture office, Kleff created unique vehicles from CAD drawings and CGI rendering on the computer to CNC machining and welding work in the workshop.


Scooter

In recent years Mario Kleff has also developed unique and powerful scooter such as Vespas with V2 turbo engines with 2,540 cc displacement, Mod Dam (Thai: มดดำ, ( Play sound listen)), a Honda MSX with a new engine supplied by one of the best motorcycle developers Duccati Corse with its flagship Panigale 1199 R and a Honda Zoomer with almost 800 hp on the rear wheel powered by a custom turbo charged Hayabusa engine, namely the Super Mario, built by Big CC Racing, it is probably the most powerful minibike in the world.

Life With Leopards

Mario Kleff in 2019 with his male leopard Typhoon.

Mario Kleff in 2019 with his male leopard Typhoon. 'I experience the most precious connection life has to offer. The relationship with the leopards Fasai and Typhoon is based on unspeakable trust and love. But it also brings great responsibility and limitations.'

Mario Kleff and the leopards Fasai and Typhoon

Kleff's experience with wildlife may be the most important thing in his biography and goes back to his childhood when he spent time in Libya and Chad, Africa and in the 1990s in Maharashtra, India. It left such a deep memory that Mario Kleff later visited Zoos regularly when he had time; not in front of the fence, but in the housing together with the wild cats. Mario Kleff spent hours with jaguars and leopards which were deeply connected to him. Other events that would shape Kleff's interest in supporting leopards occurred in India around 2000.


In 2015, in Thailand, architect Mario Kleff witnessed the birth of two leopards, which he later named Fasai and Typhoon. Shortly after birth, a decision had to be made how to handle these young creatures, as time and responsibility are factors that would affect day-to-day operations. Mario Kleff decided to adopt Fasai and Typhoon under his personal care. Since then, both leopards have lived together as companions in Kleff's architecture office, house and outdoors.[34][35]


Kleff provided Fasai and Typhoon with a personal veterinarian who specialized in big cats, and sent a team of Wandeegroup staff to South Africa for training and comprehensive information on how to handle leopards in domestication and healthcare. To get the most out of their life, architect Mario Kleff lived for 13 months outdoors in sunshine and rain in Thailand's northern mountain and forest region with no walls, no kitchen, no bedroom or bathroom. The food was provided by Kleff's spouse, Nittaya Wongsin, who visited them regularly in the morning and during the day. For the years 2015 - 2018, Kleff closed his architecture office in Pattaya and construction company Wandeegroup (Thailand) Co Ltd. [ Scroll to page top ]


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Note: The 'man' is pending trademark - Mario Kleff ™ and will become a registered trademark in 2022 including all products and creative work.
Mario Kleff prepares a detailed biography book Book that is available at the end of 2022. [ Scroll to page top ]


References

1. ^Mario Kleff - Biography Pdf, (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 115-12-2010


2. ^ Ausstellung von Book of Kells / Über 1000 Jahre alt / Detailgetreu von Mario Kleff gemalt Pdf, (language: German), Christel Eichner, Allgemeine Zeitung, FEULILLETON, 06-29-2000. Translated into English, 09-03-2021


3. ^ Ein Meisterwerk an Aussagekraft und Handwerk Pdf, (language: German), Text und Fotos Catherine Noyer, Paulinus, 10-19-1997, Trier. Original source Der Künstler und Designer Mario Kleff kopiert das Book of Kells, (language: German), Paulinus - Wochenzeitung im Bistum Trier, Germany. Translated into English, 09-03-2021


4. ^ Wanderausstellung zu Gast - An Evangeliar aus dem 9. Jahrhundert schrieben Mönche ein Leben lang Pdf, (language: German), Soeren Neuperty, Frankfurter Neue Presse, 08-25-2001. Translated into English, 09-03-2021


6. ^ "Book of Kells" / Katholische Kirchengemeinde Zell lädt ein Pdf, (language: German), LOK, Rhein-Zeitung, 02-03-1999. Translated into English, 09-03-2021


7. ^ A facsimile of the Book of Kells and soldiers’ badges from the Western Front, (language: English), Elizabeth Birdthistle, The Irish Times, 11-09-1997


8. ^ Nittaya Wongsin - A Creative Business Acumen and Relational Artistry Pdf , (language: English), The Property & Lifestyle, Issue 19


9. ^ Mario Kleff - Master of the Golden Mean Pdf , (language: English), The Property & Lifestyle, issue 15, published November 2008


10. ^ Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) Lock For Design and Construction Contracting Works Of Zone A, B, C, and Iconic Building, (language: English), between Akane Development Lao Sez Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 04-04-2018, Laos


11. ^ Architectural Design Agreement Lock for Design Works Of Zone A, B, C, and Iconic Building, (language: English, Thai), between Akane Development Lao Sez Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 04-04-2018, Laos


12. ^ Construction Agreement, Lock for pilling Tower A , (language: English, Thai), between Akane Development Lao Sez Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 03-06-2018, Laos


13. ^ Construction Agreement, Lock for pilling Tower B, (language: English, Thai), between Akane Development Lao Sez Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 03-06-2018, Laos


14. ^ Mario Kleff intoduce the cellular beam to Thailand, article Cutting edge design and construction Pdf, (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 113-10/2010


15. ^ Letter of recommendation for a doctorate in architecture uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, (language: Thai), Pichet Uthaiwattananota, Pattaya City-Hall, 10-10-2010 Translated into English Pdf, Nittaya Wongsin, 03-11-2021


16. ^ Mario Kleff's work permit No. 1134/47Pdf as a building designer, engineer and construction supervisor, director of Wandeegroup, including updates, issued 2004, Chonburi, Thailand


17. ^ Acquiring Thai Citizenship, นายมาริโอ เวอร์เนอร์ เคลฟ, Book No. 133, Special Chapter 24 ngor, No. 60, p. 9, (language: Thai), 01-28-2016, Ministry of Interior Thailand


18. ^ Brand new villas set to be demolished and replaced by identical ones, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, 05-25-2021


19. ^ Eccentric architect to rebuild another perfectly good villa, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, 05-31-2021


20. ^ Germany’s finest engineering applied to residential properties in Pattaya, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, 09-09-2021


21. ^ Mario Kleff sets a new standard for construction sites in Pattaya, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, 10-02-2021


22. ^ Wong Amat Tower, (language: English), Newpattaya, 03-05-2012


23., Design and Construction Agreement for the Wongamat Tower exhibition building Lock, (language: English), between Laguna Long Beach Height Two Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 05-04-2009, Thailand


24. ^ Construction And Supervision Agreement for the Wongamat Tower with cellular beam Lock, (language: English), between Laguna Long Beach Height Two Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 09-09-2011, Thailand


25. ^ Agreement to change designs and plans of the Wongamat Tower Lock Mario Kleff remains the architect and copyright holder on the Wongamat Tower, (language: English), between Laguna Long Beach Height Two Co Ltd and Wandee Real Estate and Services Co Ltd, 09-09-2011, Thailand


26. ^ 2011 - Pattaya's year of the landmark towers Pdf (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 115-12/2010


27. ^ Development: Mario Kleff - The Touch®, article The Touch, (language: English), Newpattaya, 31-05-2012


28. ^ Mario Kleff talks about The Touch® Pdf (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 113-10/2010


29. ^ Mario Kleff built the Japanese House on Pratumnak Hill, article Архитектор, который и творит в своем стиле Pdf (language: Russian), REm Magazine, issue 93-02/2009


30. ^ Architect Mario Kleff demonstrates the use of exotic wood in furniture design for luxury homes, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, 10-03-2022


31. ^ New generation of creative engineering - cellular beam Pdf, (language: English), The Property and Lifestyle, 08-05-2008, Pattaya


32. ^ High-performance lifestyle of Mario Kleff, article Expression without fear Pdf , (language: English), Pattaya People, Lifestyle, issue 249, 08-06-2010


33. ^ Mario Kleff built powerful custom cars, article With 1700 horsepower into the construction future Pdf, (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 99-08-2009


34. ^ Mario Kleff lives with leopards in his office, house and outdoors. Picture gallery Living with the leopards Fasai and Typhoon Pdf


35. ^ Pattaya leopard is legal, media go and check it out, (language: English), publisher Thaiger, September 6, 2019


Retrieved press articles from 2012 - 2009


Foundation work par excellence, (language: English), REm Magazine, published January 2010


Beach Properties Double Award Winners @ Thailand Property Awards 2012, (language: English), IN|Pattaya, published October 16, 2012


Park Royal 1, (language: English), New Pattaya, published 2012


Park Royal 2, (language: English), New Pattaya, published 2012


Park Royal 3, (language: English), New Pattaya, published 2012


Club Royal, (language: English), New Pattaya, published 2012


Laguna Bay, (language: English), New Pattaya, published 2012


Mutual honesty and trust is the only way forward, (language: English), REm Magazine, published 23 April 2009 View the full article Pdf


The man who knows how to talk the torque, (language: English), REm Magazine, published September 2009 View the full article Pdf


You win the match when we match you, (language: English), REm Magazine, published July 2010 View the full article Pdf


The architect who does things his way, (language: English), REm Magazine, published January 2009


Pushing back boundaries, (language: English), REm Magazine, published February 2009 View the full article Pdf


People are right to call me arrogant, (language: English), REm Magazine, published March 2009 View the full article Pdf


Mario Kleff Spreads his WingsPdf, (language: English), Pattaya Today News, published August 2010


Mario Kleff International Star Architect, (language: English), REm Magazine, published June 2010 View the full article Pdf


Club Royal and Park Royal 2 - Mario Kleff, Heights Holdings and Wandeegroup Pdf, (language: English), REm Magazine, issue 100-10/2009


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