EXCLUSIVE: Bangkok is now officially home to the best luxury residence in the world following last week’s International Design & Architecture Awards 2017.
The ceremony, which took place in London, was aimed at rewarding the best interior and product design in a variety of categories.
Sansiri’s 98 Wireless (pictured), is arguably the most expensive property with units for sale in Bangkok. It took home the ‘Best Luxury Residence’ award thanks to its designers dwp, Design Worldwide Partnership.
Interior Designer and architect was listed as Scott Whittaker.
In its entry, dwp said: “A meticulous attention to detail, beaux-arts finesse, opulent marble and iconic styling all conspired to elevate this new benchmark and most enviable address, where ‘the best comes as standard’.”
The firm added that 98 Wireless, one of the Southeast Asia’s most distinguished residential towers by Sansiri, offers 77 units with room sizes ranging from two- to three-bedroom residences, Penthouses, and the most spectacular Super Penthouse “The One” which is located on the building’s top two levels.
“dwp raised the bar on residential opulence.” It said.
“This luxury development features the finest fixtures, fittings and furniture in a modern translation of a timeless classic. From the façades of Portuguese limestone to the solid oak herringbone floors, and from the rare mahogany doors to Statuario marble bathroom tiles, the design creates a new chapter in Thai interiors.”
dwp was also selected as lead architects for 98 Wireless, and extended its role to providing local interior design services, in support of Anne Carson Interiors, as well as design development, documentation, implementation, sourcing of local materials, value engineering, and coordination of all interior and FF&E issues.”
In conclusion the company said: “To dwp, Wireless Road looks like Bangkok’s Fifth Avenue so, the building was designed to be reminiscent of the classic edifices of New York in the Beaux-Arts style.”
“It is luxury that will pass the test of time.”
Units for sale at 98 Wireless currently command prices in excess of THB 650,000 per sqm, and the project was recently featured on CNN’s One Square Meter, providing yet more global exposure for what is fast becoming the post child for super-luxury residential developments in Bangkok.