The River

The River

Architect
HB Design Pte Ltd
Location
Bangkok, Thailand | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Apartments

Housing

The River

HB Design Pte Ltd as Architects

The River, is set to break new ground. When completed, the sculptural twin towers rising from the banks of the Chao Phraya will include Thailand’s tallest residential skyscraper with one tower reaching 70 storeys and the other 44. The River’s careful modulation of scale, articulation and detailing are reflections of a design philosophy that embraces intelligent, responsive design which in turn is reflected in both the interior planning as well as the exterior appearance of the building. The origins of great cities can always be traced back to their significant geographical landmarks. Like London, Paris and New York, Bangkok’s history is inextricably linked to the river that flows through it, the Chao Phraya. It remains in many ways the pulse of this great city and continues to play a key role in the life and growth of Bangkok. Modern international cities are seeing a rediscovery of the dynamic lifestyle associated with inner city living. Whether you are dealing with the Seine in Paris, the Thames in London or the Hudson in New York, these environments are offering the ability to live right in the heart of the city, whilst still enjoying the associations of waterfront living. It is the unique setting of The River that distinguishes this project and sets it apart from any other in Bangkok. Located in a prime area of the city, opposite some of Bangkok’s most prestigious addresses and commanding stunning views back towards the skyline, The River presents a unique challenge in terms of design. When investigating the best design for the site a premium was placed on the ability to create an environment of space, privacy and luxury. Building position and orientation were extensively studied in order to ensure unobstructed views out from every unit. The Chao Phraya is not only an exciting and dynamic context for the development, but also provides an unprecedented level of privacy and exclusivity afforded by its over 200-metre width.

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