Sensuous materiality is at the heart of a hotel that pays homage to its breath-taking surroundings. Nature is seamlessly woven into the interiors, softening the boundaries between the interior and the landscape.
Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road is a world removed from the sleepy nutmeg orchards which once grew there. Our design for Aesop Ion looks to these simple origins for inspiration.
The historical context, and the opportunity to reinterpret it, formed the basis for the design and branding of this hotel. Attention to detail introduced further layers to the narrative, so guests can experience a keener sense of space and time.
Aesop 1 Utama is an exploration into how corrugated roofing sheets can be adapted in inventive ways, without losing their essential character and materiality. The store is a homage to tin, and the place it has in the greater Selangor region’s life and history.
Situated on a large trapezoidal plot tucked away at a cul-de-sac, the architectural leitmotif of this family home was to reverse the facades to create privileged interiors; spacious yet intimate in the unassuming depth of the house’s cavernous volumes of internal patios.