Picture this: you’ve nipped to Bangkok for a quick getaway, enjoying a night on the town with friends at your favourite restaurant, then heading for drinks at the latest speakeasy that just popped up in Thonglor, one of the most lively enclaves of the Thai capital. The last thing you want to fret about is getting an Uber at 4am to take you back to your hotel. Of course, that won’t be a concern if you lived just a stone’s throw away—Sansiri would know.
That’s why the Thailand-based property developer is building a swanky new residential project Khun by Yoo fit for the cosmopolite, right in the heart of the much-raved-about neighbourhood. Dreamed up by Yoo Design Studio, which is co-founded by Philippe Starck, the development sees the world-renowned designer and architect marrying his own eclectic style with the vibe of its surrounding area.
On the outside, the condominium’s gleaming crystal glass facade sits on a distinct copper-finished construction podium patterned with one of Starck’s signature motifs. On the inside, marble and raw concrete are paired seamlessly. Khun by Yoo is set to stand tall as a contemporary, elegant-meets-industrial presence in the urban landscape when it’s completed in the third quarter of 2020.
As with Starck’s signature designs, the technologies weaved into this property are cutting edge, from an mechanical parking system and a fitness centre with Technogym equipment, to a screening room featuring a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a 30m-lap pool illuminated by special fibre optic lighting. And on a day when you’re staying away from your gadgets, take in the view of the city from one of Starck’s Masters chairs set among verdure and oversized plant pots in the tower’s 500sqm rooftop garden.
With 148 units spread over 27 floors, the property offers a good mix of one‑, two- and three-bedroom options that span from 41.5sqm to 149.75sqm, and generously spaced penthouses ranging between 294sqm and 302.75sqm. Each space is outfitted with sleek furnishings, including Starck-designed features by Axor and Duravit for your bathroom—because it should be just as fine as the rest of your home.
Khun by Yoo is at Sukhumvit 55 (Soi Thong Lo), tel: 9499 1094. For more information, visit sansiri.com.