MM++ architects renovates thao dien house in vietnam
photo by hiroyuki oki
all images courtesy of MM++ architects

 

 

 

designed by MM++ architects, the ‘thao dien house’ results from the renovation of a villa located in a suburb east of ho chi minh city, vietnam. the project’s intention was to provide a more-contemporary aesthetic and living quality to the mediterranean referencing existing structure. thus, the dwelling was transformed to include simplified and minimally expressed forms, while allowing for increased openings and daylight to the interior spaces.

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the renovation efforts were focused on providing a more open layout with minimally expressed forms
photo by hiroyuki oki

 

 

 

the monolithic white volume is distinguished on one corner by a vegetated wall, which provides gentle daylight to an upper level terrace while visually connecting the structure with the site’s large garden. the residence’s ground floor unites the living room, dining, and kitchen into a single open space, which features large glass doors on two sides to connect it with an outdoor deck and swimming pool.

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the monolithic white cube is distinguished on one corner by a vegetated wall
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

the green wall visually connects the structure to the property’s large garden
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

the vertical plant walls shade an outdoor deck on the upper level
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

the renovation work unified the living room, kitchen, and dining area into a single open space
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

the new staircase is composed of thick wood treads individually hung by steel rods
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

the living room opens on two sides to a shaded outdoor deck
photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

photo by hiroyuki oki

mm++ architects thao dien house designboom

photo by hiroyuki oki

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: thao dien, ho chi minh city, vietnam
built area: 280 sqm
completion: 2014
architects: MM++ architects
project architects: my an pham thi, michael charruault
construction team: cuong lam quoc, triet le huu
photography: hiroyuki oki