lyf Tenjin Fukuoka

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Co-Living Space
  • Company/Firm
    The Ascott Limited - Product and Technical Services
  • Lead Designer
    Kian Liew (The Ascott Limited - Product and Technical Services)
  • Other Designer(s)
    May Lum (The Ascott Limited - Product and Technical Services)
  • Architect
    Nikken Sekkei Ltd. + SUEP. Co., Ltd.
  • Interior Designer
    The Ascott Limited - Product and Technical Services
  • Hospitality
    The Ascott Limited
  • Construction Company
    Tobishima Corporation
  • Photo Credit
    Mr. Miyamoto - Fusion graphic Inc. Fukuoka, Japan
  • Location
    1-2-13, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 810-0021, Japan
  • Project Date
    16th June 2021
  • Developer
    NTT Urban Development Corporation
  • Project Link

A Co-living property drawing influence from Hakata Port’s vibrancy, an amalgamation of grids and rectilinear forms greets the guests upon arrival. The double height walls of Say Hi bar cladded with corrugated shipping container panels, creating illusion that visitors are smack in the middle of a busy port. Quirky LED neon signs and punchy graphics are interspersed with industrial material and textural palette that continues through the lobby.

These elements transition seamlessly from public spaces into guestrooms. From Oden to Shrines, quirky graphic motifs reflecting Fukuoka’s cultural identity are juxtaposed with materials like OSB boards texture. Engaging but refined visual compositions that balance between aesthetic interest and guest comfort. No detail was spared to cater to guests’ requirements, regardless of the length of their stay with access to well-designed social spaces plugging into a diverse and dynamic community of like-minded travellers and locals. lyf’s social spaces range from co-working spaces, a fully-equipped social kitchen, Outdoor balcony seating and much more.