In 2003, after Pattanee started a Housing Development project called " Livable City", some information about general housing problems were collected from Muang and Pananrare districts from about 20 communities. The collected information showed that their houses were too tight and they invaded somebody else's land. So "Baan Man Kong "project was proposed to help with upgrading these communities.

The strategy proposed for them is moving some of them into a new land which was affordable and they themselves could own it. Nevertheless, the old land has been developed after that.

The strategy was then proposed to the communities, government and private sectors in Patatanee which led to a conclusion to have

1. Na Gluer

2. Poo-Poa

3. Panarae as the first three pilot communities to work on " Baan Man Kong " project.

The process of working with these communities was centered on creating a space where these community people could come, talk and learn about each other in terms of their living styles, house appearances etc. in order to meet their needs as much as possible.
Not only the community people could come and learn about each other, but also the architects who were running the process could get to learn, too, especially about the Muslim, their beliefs, culture, activities etc.

The same idea the community people shared through this working process is they would like to have a self-reliance community and a space where they could gather around and do activities together.

The architects also collected some information which was considered to be the important knowledge from these communities in order to be an inspiration for the community people and us to work on designing the whole community. Also, most the processes were brought and done in the new site where they were going to move in, in order to help them think of the whole picture of their area and environment.

According to the collaborative process, the members from different communities could come and meet each other and learned about each other which helped them think not only for themselves but also their public areas and the activities they could do together.