The new extension seems to draw its inspiration from the many shipping container homes around as its design embraces metal and glass gleefully. Spread across it contains a beautiful kitchen draped in walnut and marble along with a lovely master bedroom that overlooks the private yard.
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.
A gabled roof and the brilliant use of skylights create spacious light-filled living spaces where one flows into the next effortlessly. A neutral color scheme and an inherent industrial vibe that comes with the extensive use of metal complete the hip makeover.
A cleverly designed lap pool epitomizes the outdoorsy appeal that every space inside this home exudes even as the kitchen flows into the private courtyard creating a beautiful family zone. Smart window seats iconic midcentury chairs and plush sofas elevate the comfort level with the backdrop being kept strictly neutral.
The blends in with the craftsmen homes that surround it even while offering you a taste of the modernity it houses within. The lovely gray exterior of the home makes for a pleasant visual with the lower level of the main structure containing the living room kitchen and dining space.
Building a sustainable family home that takes care of all its energy needs even as it keeps the carbon footprint to a bare minimum is an idea that is catching on quickly. But combining green design with contemporary aesthetics and the specific needs of individual homeowners presents a challenging task for the best of architects and designers.