the stone house by MM++ architects is located in nha trang, a sea side city of vietnam’s south east coast. carved into the hill, the vacation villa has a privileged location as the site of 500 sqm boasts a unique ocean view overlooking the bay and mountains in the background. given the impressive surroundings, the main goal of the architect’s design was to find ways to optimize this viewing experience.

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view

all images by oki hiroyuki, courtesy of MM++ architects

 

 

the resulting design by the architect focuses on simplicity of construction and the use of raw, natural materials. in contrast to the brutalist influences of the concrete exterior, the interior centers on careful craftsmanship and utilizes timber to create warmth. the villa is accessed from the back street and this façade consists of coarsely carved sculptural stones in reference to the rocky environment and provides privacy from the public. this also contrasts with the ocean facing façade, which orients the villa towards the sea and directs people to the remarkable view.

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view

the interior opens out to the exterior space

 

 

kitchen and service spaces are kept in the back of the villa, allowing the panoramic ocean view to be unobstructed. with the large windows opened on the front façade, the indoor living space continues to the outdoors. the master bedroom has been designed with a motorized retractable glass loggia. in the extended position, the house disappears behind and a complete view of the sea can be experienced. the design by MM++ architects uses functional elements to create a strong impression whilst also creating a house that enjoys the beautiful scenery from every corner. 

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
the glass loggia in the extended position

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view

inside, outside with no boundaries

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
panoramic view from the entrance

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view

the first floor in full opened configuration

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
staircase detail

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
lighting setup by night

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
open air shower

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
the entrance façade

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view

early sunrise reflections

MM++ architects' villa in vietnam uses retractable glass loggia for unique ocean view
floor plans and section

 

 

project info:

 

project name: the stone house

architect: MM++ architects

location: nha trang, vietnam

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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