In architecture, it can be a challenge to stay sympathetic to the original design of a building, while maintaining a modern design aesthetic. Hotel Mono is a modern hotel in Singapore that fuses heritage with contemporary design effortlessly, to create an impressive monochrome retreat. Local firm Space Edge Designs have chosen to keep the colour scheme really simple, with black and white playing a huge role in the sleek, graphic style of the facade and interiors. The use of metal bars is a recurring visual element that ties all the spaces together. The guest rooms vary in design due to the original floor plan, but maintain the same strong, minimalist aesthetic by using furniture with straight, sharp lines, and adding punches of light timber and pink in small doses.
Hotel Mono avoids feeling stark and clinical thanks to some of the original features like arched windows that add personality and light. The modern hotel in Singapore has achieved its goal to provide a modern hideaway for discerning travelers by amping up the charm of the building, which takes up six original 1900’s shopfronts. The end result is forty-six rooms that have a distinct personality, but also a cosy vibe.
The graphic use of black and white reflects the bustling Singapore skyline and is also a fun way for the architects to show guests the old and new features of the building. Due to the fact that hardly any colour is used, and there’s minimal decoration to look at, the architecture is the stand-out feature of this hotel.
Hotel Mono is located in the lively Chinatown District, which is close to endless interesting shops, bars and cafes. If you’re looking for a history lesson, the colonial-era Arts and Civic District is just a walk away.
This modern hotel in Singapore is a unique accommodation option with quality design features. The consistent shades of white, grey and black will appeal to the modern minimalist looking for calm retreat from the city.BOOK: HOTEL MONO