Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, MahaNakhon is a real luxury mixed-use skyscraper located in the Silom/Sathon central business district of Bangkok, Thailand, and is the country’s tallest. Designed to fit into the Thai landscape with a unique pixelated facade, it features the unconventional appearance of a glass curtain walled square tower with a cuboid-surfaced spiral cut into the side of the building. The building features a pixilated ribbon that swirls around the exterior, peeling back its surface layer to expose an inner layer (while also creating balconies with sweeping views of the city). This ribbon prevents the tower from overpowering the city that surrounds it, allowing the structure to, in a sense, dissolve into the landscape below. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
The glass walls are divided horizontally and vertically, adding to the building’s “pixelated” appearance. Its height, 314 metres (1,030 ft), with 77 floors, now makes it the tallest building in Thailand by structural height, surpassing Baiyoke Tower II’s record of 304 metres (997 ft), and at the time of completion in 2016, making it the 88th tallest building in the world.