Luxurious Contemporary Design Merges Old With New
Via Botani Sukhmvit 47 by OpenBox Architects.
In the midst of one of the commercial districts of Bangkok (Wathana), comprising a cluster of Condominiums, the Via Botani development stands out as remarkable. The contemporary design preserves a 70 year old tree utilizing a minimal impact design that improves the ambiance of the scheme, while providing a link to nature within the hi-tech urban environment.
Via Botani is a blissful residential condominium project developed by Sansiri. The site is situated at Soi 49, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea Sukhumvit, Wathana, Bangkok.
The boundaries of the site are delineated by smaller trees, providing fresh oxygen while filtering dust from the urban environment, and providing shade and mitigating the urban heat island effect within the site. It could be said this is a cool place to dwell in.
Live in a Work of Art
The Via Botani condominium project is part of Sansiri’s Aesthetic Collection; created using their “Live in a work of Art” concept. The design intention was to create an experience of an aesthetic lifestyle amidst the beauty of art, that has a genuine connection to the splendor of nature under the shade of a glorious tree which has thrived on the land for generations. This idyllic environment has remained true to the past with as little change as possible and is a rare find indeed for such a choice location at the very heart of Sukhumvit.
The main building stands at 8 floors with 137 units in total. The condos available on this project include one-bedroom condos measuring between 33-55.5 square meters, two-bedroom condos measuring from 70.5 to 75 square meters and there bedroom condos boasting 126 square meters of living space.
The Tree and the Development
The development offers a genuine experience to connect to the splendor of nature under the shade of a glorious tree that has thrived on the land for generations.
The architect has decided to protect the tree with a sophisticated and sustainable design, and has created a sense of protection and comfort for the tree and for the occupants who love to experience and explore the space. Thus the tree keeps on providing the supply of oxygen needed for the occupants to inhale, while rooting the new development in the site’s past.
Location Location Location
Via Botani occupies a prime position in one of Bangkok’s quietest and most desirable areas. Yet, despite this fact, Via Botani is right in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area, with Phrom Phong BTS station just a short walk away, giving easy access to the many shopping, dining and nightlife options in the nearby city center. A five-minute walk, or short motorcycle ride away are Fuji Supermarket, Villa Market, Starbucks, numerous local and international chain restaurants, and more.
With many of the city’s best international schools located close by, this is an area which is highly desired by the capital city’s upmarket expatriate population who want to escape from the noise of the city, but who don’t want to travel too far to work each day. As a result, rental revenues in this area are among the highest in the city as expats are prepared to pay a premium to live in this very pleasant neighborhood.
The project is a small and intimate boutique development containing just 137 units in an eight-storey building with ample parking underneath the building. The development has been created by some of Thailand’s top architects as a fusion of art and nature.
Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture by Virginia McLeod
Connectivity to other parts of the city has been considered in the planning of this project. Links to the wider city can be made via subway or the nearby skytrain station, as well as buses and taxis. Shopping complexes, restaurants, and entertainment centers are only a few minutes away. Each unit has been designed in a modern contemporary style.
On site facilities include a large swimming pool set in well-designed gardens – the perfect environment for enjoying the tranquility away from the busy city. There is also a well-equipped fitness center with views over the pool.
Via Botani was completed in June 2013 and so there is no need to wait before you can start enjoying your dream apartment. And, with one-bedroom apartments starting from under THB 4.7 million, Via Botani offers excellent value for all buyers.
The architects have succeeded in creating a balanced equality of nature and contemporary design style. They have not only played their role in planning, but have also provided a beautiful and aesthetic look to the exterior elevations. Being in the heart of the city, most of the people living in Wathana frequently visit Via Botani in order to have a moment of luxury.
I hope you can imagine being there, feeling the comparatively fresh air and nature. It is a lovely place to dwell, with a blend of water and lush planting giving an aroma of nature; a touch of excellence for all the senses. The site and its environment fosters a feeling of comfort being within the space.