The collaborative efforts of local design companies Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives resulted in the successful conversion of a 19th-century spice warehouse into a historic boutique hotel. Valuing the guests' authenticity of local experience, the practices focused on providing the best possible value in terms of interior design and architecture.
The design of the Warehouse Hotel in Singapore retains many architectural elements from the 19th century, including the very industrial brick walls and exposed roof trusses. The lobby of the historic boutique hotel is left spacious to let air flow and allow for social cohesion. To soften the harsh elements of the industrial environment, Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives incorporated modern furniture pieces with fluid and curvy forms and premium leather upholstery.