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André Fu: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The designer

Hong Kong-born architect André Fu shot to fame a decade ago with a number of high-profile commissions, including Hong Kong’s The Upper House hotel, and he shows no sign of slowing down. Recent projects by his firm, AFSO, include airy pavilion suites at The Berkeley hotel in London, a spa and restaurant at Villa La Coste in Provence, France, the Andaz Singapore hotel, and a lifestyle line called André Fu Living.

The project: Early impressions

Fu says he was drawn to the challenge of reflecting a historic brand within a contemporary setting. “I remember when I was first offered the project,” he says. “I looked at the very futuristic, organically shaped building and thought, ‘Oh wow!’ I remember the Waldorf Astoria New York as a teenager.

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