David Collins Studio was appointed to design the public spaces and leisure facilities in The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok. The interiors concept is natural, crafted and layered, reflecting the precision of the building’s architecture as well as the homeowners’ appreciation for sophisticated interior concepts.
“Our intention was to create a classical and timeless interior architecture and design concept, imbued with a distinctively Thai sensibility,” explains Simon Rawlings, David Collins Studio’s Creative Director.
“By immersing ourselves in the culture and indigenous craftsmanship of Thailand over the nine-year lifecycle of the project, David Collins Studio has brought a definitive sense of place to the Residences, reflecting the cosmopolitan and international nature of Bangkok.”
Rhythm in Details
The main lobby features Thai-inspired ceiling details that bring a rhythm to the space as it leads through to a candle-lit carpeted colonnade that evokes a sense of theatre with soft lighting, creating a journey as the residents move from the outside world to the inside.
The pool deck is divided into a series of spaces that each serve a different function where the residents can swim, sunbathe or simply enjoy being with friends and family. Pyramid Thai tiles, locally made in a custom champagne colour are used throughout bringing interest and texture to the surfaces.
The plan for the club space is based on flexibility delivered through the use of rotating screens that pivot and in turn create a multitude of spaces – a dining room, a library, a bar, a meeting room and a TV room – all of these could be used together, or independently.
On the amenities floor, the spaces are designed as little pockets that are to be discovered and enjoyed. Panelling and timber cladding inspired by research into historic Thai buildings, furniture with metal-clasp detailing that echoes local architecture, and local artworks all maintain the sense of place.