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.
ULI Singapore’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) invited Afternaut to share their design conceptualisation process for Seedplaza, and had the audience debate about the feasibility of such a model in Singapore.
We know that Singapore has an ageing population: in 2020, more than 600,000 Singaporeans were aged 65 years and above. A growing number of baby boomers are part of this segment of the population, but their needs are different compared to those of their parents’ generation. How can we better take their needs into consideration on the next project we embark on?
ULI Singapore’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) recently organised an in-person event inviting the Afternaut Group to share their design conceptualisation process for Seedplaza, and had the audience debate about the feasibility of such a model in Singapore.
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.
Many people might have misconceptions about a team of young people working on big projects, but at Afternaut, we’re proud to say that we use this to our advantage. We call ourselves space explorers, and the spaces we explore are our communities, which we’re constantly looking to improve. As a young company, we’re quick on our feet, resourceful, and adapt swiftly.