#Empower | 30 May, 2022

Thomas Juul-Hansen: Highlight Projects

His portfolio boasts a litany of some of the priciest apartments in New York City, London, and now Bangkok. In particular, his projects in New York City are scattered across the city’s most expensive locations: One57, 505 West 19th St., and High Line 23—to name a few.

Born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, Juul-Hansen pursued an architectural career relatively late in his studies—switching from a business degree when he was already 20 years of age. After graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, and then the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a Masters of Architecture, Juul-Hansen found work at Richard Meier & Partners, New York City.

In 2003, the prodigious talent founded his eponymous architectural firm, Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC. Today, the firm has gained renown for developing some of New York City’s finest and most extravagant condominiums. Through exploring the relationship between light and space, site and circumstance, culture and climate, program and function, Juul-Hansen delivers luxury without compromise.

One57

Located on Billionaires' Row, One57 counts among a set of ultra-luxury residential skyscrapers in Manhattan known for prestige and their exorbitant prices. One57 in particular hit the headlines back in 2015 for recording the most expensive apartment ever sold in New York City at $100.5 million.

The residences at One57 are all designed by Juul-Hansen and it’s safe to say, opulence is felt deeply within these walls. For instance, the generous layout gives ample living space (in a city known for overcrowding); floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural lighting; only the best quality materials are used; and a select few units even come fitted with a 1-ton bathtub carved from a single slab of marble.

 

505 West 19th St.

With 505 West 19th St., Juul-Hansen set a new standard of modernism in luxury architectural design. The residences are uniquely situated overlooking The High Line Park, presenting an architectural challenge that pushed Juul-Hansen to be innovative and daring.

Commanding breathtaking views of the Hudson River and The High Line Park, 505 West 19th St. was the first project which the architect took on with his firm that required him to design both the interior and exterior of a building. The 35 residences here were all outfitted with custom design pieces made just for the project. The building’s facade was carefully thought out—using cleverly angled windows and other mechanisms—to allow privacy, which was no mean feat when you considered the potential prying eyes of onlookers navigating The High Line.

Project Falcon

The Belgravia Gate Wainbridge residences were first built by legendary architect Thomas Cundy III in the 19th century. Renovated by Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC, the renovation effort was coined Project Falcon.

Due to the building’s historical significance, Juul-Hansen remained respectful of the building’s original features—3-4m-high ceilings, oversized windows, and open floor plan—opting to incorporate them into the new design. To add a modern touch, the interior was bolstered with handcrafted modern detailing like an array of carved stone elements which can be found throughout the residences.

 

SCOPE Langsuan

SCOPE Langsuan sits on a piece of the most expensive freehold land found in Thailand. This comes as no surprise as Juul-Hansen has always stressed location as one of, if not the most, important factor for developing any luxury residence.

Like his other projects, SCOPE Langsuan explores the duality between light and space, employing floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings that allow natural light to flood the rooms entirely. Here, the interior features a warm colour palette, accentuated with furnishings from leading brands like Minotti, Walter Knoll, and Poliform.

With Thomas Juul-Hansen’s masterful touch and unparalleled sense for luxury design, SCOPE Langsuan enters the fray as one of the most luxurious condominiums found not only in Thailand, but also anywhere in the world.