Plants and trees form the highlight of this modestly sized house in Da Nang, Vietnam, both inside and out. The 100 square metre house, named the Q house by architects Q Concept was shaped out of an idea for a tropical house to suit the Mid-Vietnam weather conditions. The large front garden is a nature threshold that delivers natural light and air to the home, which is quite a luxury in the densely populated cities of Vietnam. Inside, plantlife helps create relaxing natural spaces; local materials and neutral colors combine to achieve the homes comfortable living temperature for the newly-married homeowners, who are thrilled with this realisation of their dream home.
As in other densely populated cities, Vietnam city homes come with only small areas of land, and a lack of natural light and ventilation. These were the problems that the team of architects set out to address first and foremost. The front driveway, which also had to be available for car parking, was fashioned into a nature threshold. Pants root in the roof slats of a pergola over the driveway, a narrow plant bed runs the length with hanging planters dangling above.
A minimalist dining room has a custom made banquette seat fashioned around a structural support wall to save on floor space. Three modern dining chairs line up along the opposite side, and a simple linear suspension light finishes off the arrangement. Three steps lead up to a sitting area with a tea table. The architects idea was to make a house in a simple shape, where all rooms and spaces linked to meet the owners needs.
Indoor plants flourish all around the tropical sitting room, from built in planters, borders, and freestanding pots. Plants and trees have an indispensable role in this house design, creating a natural energy that helps to form relaxing spaces despite the small size of the rooms.
An indoor deck crosses between the sitting area and an indoor koi pond. The homeowners shaped the concept of this home with their love of nature, plants and fish. Before this place, the couple had lived in tiny studios, which made them miserable. This time they were determined to realise a house full of light and air, a place with a natural atmosphere that they could call home. The architects employed local materials and neutral colors to complete the vision.
Tall speakers fill the open plan living space with clear sound.
Wooden treads atop white risers make the staircase design that climbs to two bedrooms on the first floor. Windows open into the stairwell for added ventilation upstairs.
Chic bedroom pendant lights are suspended above rustic bedsides in bedroom number two.
A Peace Lily adds delicate greenery by the rugged bed design.
A unique bathroom sink weighs heavily on a wooden wash stand.
A little oasis in the city, this house is the realisation of dreams spanning several years. The hope is that they this home will provide happiness not only to the homeowner couple, but to their future children too.
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