The choice of the finishing material for the front-façade was determined largely by the aesthetics of the home its specific requirements and of course the tiny budget on which Mork Ulnes Architects had to pull off the impressive overhaul.
The transition between the new interior and the courtyard is completely seamless with swiveling glass doors and large framed glass walls separating both areas visually. While the latest addition showcases a relaxed contemporary style the existing bungalow combines traditional elegance with modern sparkle.
Large glass doors and skylights bring in ample ventilation across the various levels of the overhauled interior with simple finishes in contrasting textures making an impressive yet understated visual presence. A space-savvy staircase with steel mesh connects the mezzanine level with Juno’s bedroom and the top level studio.
Townhouses in Vietnam definitely have a different appeal when compared to many others in the west with a strong tinge of ‘Southeast Asian colonial architecture’ still shaping the core of many of these structures.
If there is one unmistakable trend in the world of home design it is structures that are enriched by the landscape that surrounds them even as they brush aside the conventional line between the interior and the world outside.