Structure Type: built works - public buildings - embassies

Designers: Warnecke, John Carl, and Associates, Architects (firm); John Carl Warnecke Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1957

Bangkok, Thailand

In Thai, the city of Bangkok is known as "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon." The embassy was ultimately built at 95 Wireless Road in the Lumphini neighborhood of Bangkok.


According to architect John Carl Warnecke's obituary in the New York Times, his contextual design for the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, generated a great deal of publicity for the architect: "He came to national attention in the late 1950s with his model for a new United States Embassy in Bangkok. His proposal for a light pagoda-like building with slender white stilts that seemed to rise, miragelike, from a lake was never built, but won wide critical attention for its ingenious blending of Western and Eastern forms." (See William Grimes, New York, "John Carl Warnecke, Architect to Kennedy, Dies at 91," published 04/22/2010, accessed 09/27/2017.) This notable, contextual design was not, in the end, built.

Building Notes


PCAD id: 21480