MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam
 

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ architects has completed the design of the ‘pattern house‘ in vietnam‘s ho chi minh city. positioned on a narrow 5m x 15m plot, the construction is an example of the south-east asian housing type called ‘shop-house’ or ‘tube house’, which are known for suffering from lack of natural ventilation and sunlight. the project strives to counter these issues with clever design strategies, such as a large yellow light well.

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

all images © hiroyuki oki

 

 

inspired by vietnamese modernism heritage, the design team has experimented with bricks patterns and cement blocks to compose a vibrant, yet rational, façade. the built-in planters with bamboo trees work to filter the direct sunlight and provide enough privacy, while large openings form a connection between interior and outdoor spaces. the breeze blocks are used for both façades and internal walls to allow permanent efficient cross ventilation of the open spaces.

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

 

 

the program includes four bedrooms, with one on the ground floor, making the floor plan compact. the staircase occupies a central position in the floor plan to distribute the front and the back of the house proportionally. its particular design, with the timber drawers, steel anchored steps and concrete solid color parts, makes it a strong focus point in the interior design scheme. above, two large skylights ensure plenty of natural lighting inside the house.

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

 

 

the ground floor combines kitchen, dining and lounge together in one open space. the kitchen has been developed into an L shape and split to optimize the plan and increase the feeling of openness. the open bathroom and the circular skylight on the second floor complete the user experience. its vivid yellow surface catches the light all day round to bring a feeling of relaxation and energy. the roof is accessible and planted with vegetation in order to create a thermal buffer layer and cool down the construction.

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

 

 

in addition to natural light, ventilation, lush vegetation and optimized spaces, the vivid colors applied on many design elements and finishes create a joyful and playful living space. the design team have experimented with an unusual color palette to create unique, yet harmonious, interiors.

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam  

MM++ forms a huge light well to create bright interior of the 'pattern house' in vietnam

 

 

project info:

 

project name: pattern house

project location: ho chi minh city, vietnam

architecture: mm++ architects / mimya co.

project architects: mỹ an phạm thị, long phan nguyễn thanh, michael charruault

completion year: 2019

photography: hiroyuki oki

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