The Esse Residence

Winner: Living | Thailand | BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2019

This super-luxury condominium in Sukhumvit, Thonglor, melds traditional Thai architectural elements with modern contemporary design.

Following the concept “a harmony of contrast”, the finest modern raw materials, with nuances of earthy tones and opulent oriental fabrics, are matched with contemporary patterns to create a sense of space and connection to nature. The lobby’s vertiginous ceilings feature a custom-made silk chandelier, while its folding doors are subtly decorated with Thai art patterns. It is accessed through a corridor space that is designed for both privacy and a sense of arrival. This hallway also links to all the facilities, borrowing from the art of Thai landscaping, with the incorporation of big trees and water features.

Project Name: The Esse Residence
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Expected Completion: October 2020
Site Area: 0.4 hectares
Gross Floor Area: 38,000 square metres
Building Height: 43 storeys
Number of Units: 338
Clients: Singha Estate Public Co, Ltd; Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd
Architecture Firms: Tandem Architects (2001); Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Thailand) Co, Ltd Sky Theatre
Interior Design Firm: dwp
Civil & Structural Engineer: Meinhardt
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Meinhardt
Quantity Surveyor: Management 103 Co, Ltd
Landscape Architect: Shma Co, Ltd
Main Contractor: Bouygues-Thai Ltd
Images: dwp; Weerapon Singnoi (sales gallery)