Led by Ar. Jonathan Poh, Founder and Director of Provolk Architects, Calling for Liveability seeks to address quality and affordable housing concerns in the evolving business and science park district on the western side of Singapore.
The adaptive reuse project involves characterizing each level section of the 7 storeys industrial building through its redefined purpose. The created ambivert co-living environment, suitable for its young working community, envisions extroverted zones to be altruistic courtyards, while places with high privacy integrity become personalized retreats, fit for at least 2.
Through a level remap, all untapped potential of natural light and ventilation of the existing massing is optimized. Each floor is able to enjoy a fresh circulation of air and benefit from the sun’s rays. This updated configuration also prioritizes privacy quality. Every one of the 300-330 rooms combined square metres comfortably grants a king-sized bed, a small study, a modest kitchenette and a personal bathroom. Paired with a window, one can reside in the comforts of familiar pillows and enjoy the pleasure of witnessing time in colours.