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lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

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Location
Singapore
Completion Date
2019
Gross Floor Area
11,347 sqm
Number of Rooms
329
Hotel Operator
Ascott International Management Pte Ltd
Developer
Capitaland Retail Project Management Pte Ltd
Architecture Firm
Principal Architect
Ng Meng Hui
Retail Interior Architecture
Hotel Interior Architecture
Farmwork Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
MEP Engineer
Alpha Consulting Engineers Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor
Arcadis Singapore Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultant
Nipek Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect
Grant Associates Pte Ltd
Green Building Consultant
Building System and Diagnostics Pte Ltd
Demolition Contractor
Neo & Goh Construction Pte Ltd
Main Contractor
Woh Hup-Obayashi Joint Venture
Interior Fit-Out Contractor
DSG (Design Studio Group)
Image Credit
lyf Funan Singapore
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The original article is published in Construction+ Singapore online

Lyf Funan Singapore is a response to the growing trend of co-living, lifestyle, and travel habits among millennials. The hotel/co-living space was designed with young people’s social life in mind so there are plenty of spaces to mingle and to take pictures for social media.

lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

©lyf Funan

Since lyf Funan Singapore is located in Funan Mall, the design alludes to the industrial style but with a more playful slant to suit the target customers’ characters. This idea is combined with a touch of locality, consisting of a collage of materials of various texture, patterns, and colours; and furniture made by local designers and artists.

lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

©lyf Funan

COMBINING LIVING AND COWORKING SPACE

At the entrance is a laundromat instead of a reception that becomes a central point—unusually placed to evoke curiosity. Referred to as Wash & Hang, the public laundry room can also function as a place to hang out. Meanwhile, the lobby is an open coworking space that can be reconfigured into an event space when needed. For more privacy, there are timber and steel boxes that serve as a meeting or workshop rooms.

lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

©lyf Funan

Common areas on the upper levels can also function as a stage for presentations and small group gatherings. On the fifth floor, there is a communal kitchen with a dining area that can be used daily and rearranged into a classroom when there is a cooking lesson. Scattered around the public spaces are custom-built furniture designed for fun activities, such as the human-sized hamster wheel in the gym.

lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

©lyf Funan

DESIGNED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

The rooms are intended to be efficient and functional, addressing the essential needs for a long-term stay. Just like most hotels designated for young people, lyf Funan Singapore offers a bunk bed option for residents travelling in pairs. There is also a dorm option for those travelling in groups; or for colleagues travelling for a temporary project or corporate retreat trip. The apartments sizes vary, housing two to six bedrooms, a common room and a kitchenette. There is also a studio with ensured privacy. What’s probably unique to lyf Funan Singapore is that this studio is equipped with a gaming console.

lyf Funan Explores Efficient Room Design to Promote Co-living Trend

©lyf Funan

References to industrial impression is visible in the public spaces and the hotel rooms. Timber and metal boxes, cast iron, steel beams, exposed exhaust pipes on the ceiling, assorted furniture pieces are all coordinated accordingly. A distinctive feature is the quotes and puns scattered around the hotel. This is designated for young people who like posting pictures of quotes on social media.

The original article is published in Construction+ Singapore online

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