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Hotel Mono

Prize(s) Winners in Hotel and Restaurants Lighting
Lead Designers William Chan
Completion Date August 2015
Project Location 18 Mosque Street, Singapore
Entry Description

Hotel Mono is a striking new landmark in the historic Chinatown area in Singapore, the result of an extensive refurbishment of six early-1900s conservation shophouses. Once a rundown budget hotel, the independent hotel now radiates with a minimalist, yet assertive design language. The hotel’s design was conceptualised to appeal to young social-media-savvy travellers who place a high value on design in their choice of accommodations, and this proposition is backed by affordable room prices. Faced with poor site conditions, as well as budget and time constraints, I used simple low-cost materials to create high design value. Examples include the old-school mosaic used in the bathrooms, which is also a nod to the history of the buildings; and the 38mm-thick hollow black metal bar which not only provides a different and dramatic visual in each room, but also serves as clothing racks, and light casings, which is only possible due to advancements in LED technology.
Company Description

Spacedge Designs work is defined by its simplicity. Founded by William Chan in 1999, the studio fulfils every brief using innovative and thoughtful design solutions that question conventional tropes, delivering a harmony of style and function that is original, fresh, and inspiring.