When the pandemic hit, debates about whether productivity is higher in the office versus elsewhere versus a hybrid model heated up, changing our understanding of co-living and social living spaces again. What then happens when we enter an endemic phase?
Afternaut got our start in China and 4 years on, we're grateful for all the opportunities we've had to create some of our favourite work. Afternaut’s co-founders Berlin Lee, Kokyong Chew and Chong Zhe Wei share what they learnt about building a harmonious, constructive working relationship in the competitive Chinese market.
Imagine you’re itching for a snack and want to just pop into a place nearby, grab something and go back home, especially in the current climate when we need to be avoiding crowded areas. Take a break and step into Comma, an unmanned and frictionless design convenience store.
Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases that anyone would make in their lives so we wanted to make the experience memorable for the new homeowners of Seedland’s properties. We were already working on the designs for Seedland’s residential units, as well as developing their sales galleries, a touchpoint for them to portray their brand, lifestyle, and conduct sales of their properties.
When decentralising the shopping mall, we didn’t want to just move it into a local neighbourhood. We built a plaza that is an extension of the home by providing convenient services that the residents of the nearby community would use. From Afternaut’s design research, we discovered that there were a lot of multi-generational families living in Seedplaza’s vicinity. So we designed services that would meet their needs.