bangkok: maha nakhon

superfuture lurrrves contemporary architecture, especially when it's as innovative as the 77-storey maha nakhon tower which is to be built shortly in downtown bangkok. designed by oma's ole scheeren, the extraordinary structure is an architectural statement that transcends the traditional formula of a seamless, inert, glossy totem, and instead actively engages the city with its intricate pixilated and carved façade of stacked surfaces, terraces and protrusions. the 150,000 sqm. complex will feature luxury retail space, apartments and hotel accomodation: 200 single-level and duplex homes for ritz-carlton residences plus 150 rooms for the bangkok edition, a boutique hotel collab of new york-based hospitality guru ian schrager and marriott. the maha nakhon will be the city's tallest building when completed in 2012. location: thanon narathiwat [bangrak]. © oma