At the heart of the warehouse district along the Singapore River, one finds numerous high-style urban loft apartments restored from disused industrial space. Similarly, La Residenza itself is a former double-height ballroom over the lobby of the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel retrofitted into an enclave of urban lofts. The first serviced suites to be introduced by a hotel in Singapore, 19 urban loft apartments with views of the Singapore River and skyline beyond meet the demands of younger, discerning long stay guests, with a separate reception, lobby, lounge area and gym to reinforce the exclusivity of this hotel within a hotel.
The apartments are organised around a living area and a spacious home office that transforms into a kitchen. In the home office, a marble work bench doubles up as a kitchen counter when the sliding folding kitchen panels are drawn. Against an ivory palette, this space is decorated with larger than life black-and-white aerial collages of the Singapore River. The photos’ presence transcends the loft’s placement in the hotel and roots its identity to the edge of the urban riverside district associated with restored warehouse buildings converted to offices, restaurants and clubs.
Beyond the living room, light-filled bedrooms share the same serene colour palette and four-metre high windows reinforce the loft-like airy feeling and give dramatic framed vistas of the river. Austere yet pristine quality of the space highlights the urban experience.
The apartments stand in stark contrast to the opulent hotel and dynamic pace of the city and the neighbouring clubbing district. Each suite provides a sense of visual and sensual harmony and recalls an actual home. Corridor portals celebrate the entrance to each, marking the transition from public to a private space.
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