first look at ACPV ARCHITECTS' sculptural tower that will redefine bangkok’s skyline

first look at ACPV ARCHITECTS' sculptural tower that will redefine bangkok’s skyline

 

‘Sukhumvit THIRTY-EIGHT’ to rise next to bangkok’s vibrant thong lo district

 

Italian practice ACPV ARCHITECTS / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel unveils its geometric design for ‘Sukhumvit THIRTY-EIGHT’, a residential luxury high-rise to be built in Bangkok, Thailand. Neighboring the vibrant Thong Lo neighborhood, known for its trendy bars, boutiques, and bistros, the tower will redefine Bangkok’s skyline with its unique and sculpturally stacked volumes, adding new architectural qualities to its context.

 

‘Sukhumvit THIRTY-EIGHT’ will rise in a densely populated area and combine the benefits of urban life with private living. A two-minute walk from the Thong Lo station of the Bangkok Skytrain will also ensure fast and easy access to the rest of the city, making its location exceptionally strategic for future residents. 

 

The 20,000 sqm high-rise will introduce 216 new residential units and a glass facade that changes color in different lighting conditions. ‘The large, reflective glass surfaces alternate between blue and silver hues, providing an elegant and pared-back design that stands out from the urban context,’ says architect Antonio Citterio, Chairman of ACPV ARCHITECTS.

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all images © Wison Tungthunya

 

 

a geometric tower defined by a color-changing glass facade 

 

Specifically, the color-shifting facade will feature glass panels painted in a blue tone that ACPV architects (see more here) custom-formulated to accentuate the precision, rigor, and accuracy of the design process. Following a new definition of luxury based on a rich mix of experiences, the glimmering building skin will offer residents a better way to interact with the city through far-reaching panoramic views. 

 

We drew inspiration from the masterful craftsmanship of Italian Renaissance sculptures,’ states Patricia Viel, CEO of ACPV ARCHITECTS. ‘The building’s massing strategy followed a process of iterated elimination of volumes that started from a simple cuboid shape.’ The tower’s resulting modular mass will, therefore, offer several dual-aspect residential units where corner windows can be installed to provide exceptional views of the city. 

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adopting a ‘Building-as-a-City’ approach

 

The architecture behind ‘Sukhumvit THIRTY-EIGHT’ follows the Building-as-a-City principle, an approach pioneered by the practice to diversify the experience of living spaces. To start, ACPV ARCHITECTS envisioned an arrival path leading from a 500 sqm outdoor garden on the ground floor to the residential units – ranging from one-bedroom to 85 sqm two-bedroom apartments and a two-story penthouse at the top. 

 

The apartments ensure privacy and integrate seamlessly with the amenities – such as the shared lounge, game room, library room, fitness, and spa clubs,’ comments architect Sara Busnelli, ACPV ARCHITECTS’ partner in charge of the project. ‘The high-rise is designed to reproduce the complexity of the urban environment, where residents and guests can easily access state-of-the-art services.’

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The tower was designed using BIM (Building Information Modeling) digital tools to optimize the process and facilitate real-time collaboration among multiple consultants, allowing for the management of the building through its entire life cycle.

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first look at ACPV ARCHITECTS’ sculptural tower that will redefine bangkok’s skyline
 
first look at ACPV ARCHITECTS’ sculptural tower that will redefine bangkok’s skyline
 

project info:

 

name: Sukhumvit THIRTY-EIGHT

location: Bangkok, Thailand 

tower area: 20,000 sqm 
architecture: ACPV ARCHITECTS / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

photography: Wison Tungthunya

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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