How we live is constantly evolving. Whether it is social, technological, or cultural movements, our communities are changing; and as developers, we need to look at these shifts thoughtfully including looking closer at unexpected housing forms.
The past few years have seen the growth of various housing alternatives that support different lifestyles. With the expansion of working from home, with virtual and digital spaces creating fluidity in our daily lives, flexibility and movement have become increasingly important to the way we live.
Given this shift, developers are looking at the apartment-hotel hybrid, or aparthotel, in a different light. In the past, aparthotels have been seen as the less-fashionable options for transient travellers.
But recent growth in the sector has developers looking at this hybrid housing alternative differently. Aparthotels are no longer just a commuter concept and newer establishments are all about enhancing apartment living spaces with hospitality services you would normally find in hotels. From communal dining areas to co-working spaces, a new generation of aparthotels are building for more than just in-between workers, but for the new culture of live and work.
We look at the new generation of aparthotels and the amenities that make them an attractive choice for people looking for flexible living, and why living spaces can include hotels too.
High-Function Design at Buckle Street Studios
This aparthotel is an energetic example of urban living, blurring the lines of public and private space. Designed by Matthew Grzywinski of Grzywinski+Pon, this 13-storey East London building consists of contemporary studio spaces, a concept store, a co-working area, a coffee shop, and various social spaces. Shared spaces anchor the building, creating ample opportunity for the community to interact.