Completed in 1997 located at Paholyothin Road and Ratchadaphisek Road, this iconic high-rise is designed to resemble a giant elephant.
The building offers a combination of elements notably residential towers, offices and a shopping complex.
When the Bank of Asia approached architect Sumet Jumsai to design a building that ‘reflected the modernization and computerization of banking', it was serendipity when he found the inspiration for the design in his son's toy robot.
The staggered shape gives the robot its appearance but also serves as an efficient solution to Thailand's setback regulations that require buildings to have an 18 degree incline from each side.
The building is now the headquarters for United Overseas Bank in Bangkok. The ground floor is suitably a double-height banking floor with interior architecture meant to continue the aesthetics and function of the robotic appearance of the building.
MahaNakhon is a luxury mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction in the Silom or Sathon central business area of Bangkok, Thailand. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it will have the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Robert G. Boughey and Associates are the designers behind the innovative Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. This art hub mainly acts as a gallery, but is also home to many exhibitions, cafes, bookstores, and other establishments designed to help visitors embrace their creativity.
The building is circular in shape, with gallery spaces winding around the outskirts of the central atrium with a skylight providing ample natural light. The design of the building utilizes a strategic combination of both natural and artificial light so that all of the pieces of art can best be showcased.
Sathorn Unique Tower (Ghost Tower)
Although technically not completed, this project has achieved an iconic status as an eerie reminder of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Initially launched as a luxury residential complex, it now sits in limbo towering over Bangkok half-completed.
It has become an urban explorer hotspot and views from the top of the tower are breathtaking (Unfortunately accessing The Ghost Tower, is now considered trespassing).