Thursday, 8 April 2010

MahaNakhon

What do you get when Rem Koolhaas teams up with David Collins? You get a pretty freakin fabulous building, that's what you get! And it just so happens to be called MahaNakhon.

The MahaNakhon, when completed in 2013, will be an iconic landmark in the Bangkok skyline. The complex will consist of private residences by Ritz Carlton, a retail complex, and the new Bangkok Edition Hotel by Ian Schrager, operated by Marriott.

The MahaNakhon Pavillion, a stunning building in it's own right (seen below), will house the sales offices of the Ritz Carlton Residences and a Sales Pavillion which David Collins Studio has designed. I'm excited to be able to share these just released photos of thepavillion, which were designed in a style which Mr Collins himself has termed 'minimalist luxury'.

Collins has used his trademark touch of 20th century inspired glamour and a seriously cool colour palette that seems perfect for Bangkok. And I have to say, I'm so excited to see this style being adopted in Asia.





Stunning, no? I wonder what they'll do with the show flat once the residences have all sold? That chaise longue is drop dead gorgeous. I might need to consider moving to Bangkok...

Oh, and, as if all that wasn't already enough, there is a Dean & Deluca cafe in the ground floor. Seriously yummy. I wish they'd open one in Hong Kong!

All photographs by Richard Powers Photography, courtesy of David Collins Studio.

7 comments:

maison21 said...

WOW!

Sanity Fair said...

wow - I hope they do more publicity pics soon! I'm dying to see. Love that shower.
Happy weekend!
Sanity Fair

Suzy said...

Me too Sanity Fair, would love to see more!

Amanda said...

Absolutely Stunning!

Dovecote Decor said...

I love marble, and this particular pattern is highly unusual. It is so appropriate for the shower as marble is a sedimentary rock with the layers laid down over time and compressed. This is a stunning example.

Anonymous said...

Im living in Bangkok and am looking forward to this project...will be iconic! (and the newest tallest tower in Thailand)....

also..David Collins style is delicious!

Anonymous said...

I am from Singapore and I have just seen the show apartment while on holidaying in BKK.

I must say both the architectural and interior design is out of this world. For starters, who would thought of using stingray skin as panel decorations for the door!

Prices though high by Thai standard is reasonable compared to major cities around the world - especially when you have a designer architect and the RC brandname. You just can't go wrong.

I am interested to view other similar iconic development. Would you be able to point to other apartments of similar stature elsewhere in Asia?

Andrew Fun