A new hotel situated adjacent to Sutthisan MRT in central Bangkok. The scheme comprises of a new eight-storey main hotel building as well as a separate and refurbished town house with street frontage.
The main principle of the design was to maximize the idea of connection between
the town house on the main road and the detached hotel element to the rear. The clients were very clear from the outset that the hotel should have a bold visual strategy in order to establish a landmark in Sutthisan.
As the hotel was replacing a traditional row of shop houses it was deemed appropriate to use that as a starting point for the look of the building. An aesthetic was established by taking apart the typical rectangular box shape of the town house by varying degrees at certain points - thereby skewing the plan whilst creating a new geometry as well as a striking façade. This ‘deconstructing’ of the facade resulted in a series of tilted vertical panels which create a visual play as the slanted angles reflect light and colour differently depending on the time of day and the position of the viewer.