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A new boutique hotel, The Club, in the center of Singapore, designed by the ever hip Ministry of Design, with illustrations by Wynlyn Tan. Some how this one misses the mark for me, as far as Ministry of Design goes. Everything seems a little bit too contrived, and not pushed far enough. Thoughts? via Contemporist

Colin Seah, Design Director says, “Searching to ground the hotel in the context of Singapore as well as the historically rich conservation area of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, we drew its inspiration from 2 sources.”

“The first is Singapore’s colonial past, which we have made modern tongue-in-cheek references to through art installation like features such as an larger-than-life statue of Raffles with his head in the clouds as well as through some key furniture pieces and artifacts.

The second inspiration was drawn from the area’s popularity as a remittance center for turn of the century Chinese immigrants where hard earned money and wistful letters were sent back to the homeland. We have taken the memories of these exchanges and created features that hint of this legacy in the rooms of The Club, where the modern day nomad and the nomad of yesterday cross paths for a moment.”

Written by bjornyeo

June 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

Posted in architecture, interior

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