vietnamese interior design firm module K has completed ‘serene house’, a mixed-use contemporary building blending modernist and indochine styles. the prefabricated steel structure integrates sustainable materials to create a high-end villa in the district of thao dien in saigon, vietnam.module K serene house
images by hiroyuki oki courtesy of module K 

 

 

the building is characterized by a flexible steel frame which creates a three-dimensional puzzle:  spaces can be filled according to the changing needs of the tenants. the adjustable system accommodates double height ceilings that alternate with lower mezzanines, allowing for varied uses within the light-filled creative space. lightweight sliding and folding panel facade elements allow users to control light, shade and air, blurring the boundary between inside and outside.  

module K serene house
the open design allows for the garden to blend with the interior spaces

 

 

the surrounding tropical garden brings nature inside the structure, providing spaces for serenity and rest. the surrounding tropical garden brings nature inside the structure, providing spaces for serenity and rest. a roof terrace offers views to the surrounding neighborhood while also acting as a relaxation space.

module K serene house
indochine interior and decoration items decorate the space

 

 

indochine interior and decoration items, collected during many travels throughout the years, play an important role in creating a unique atmosphere for the space. module k has combined its own furniture designs, inspired by the indochine history of saigon, with digitally designed and locally produced futuristic lava furniture and lighting,’ says module k director huy anh.

module K serene house
module K has combined its  own furniture designs with digitally designed ‘lava’ furniture and lighting

module K serene house
the flexible steel structure allows for a variety of uses and functions

module K serene house
eclectic decoration items collected from years of travel decorate the space 

module K serene house
a custom built lava table serves as a centerpiece

module K serene house
the steel system creates a ‘modernist’ three-dimensional puzzle 


double height ceilings alternate with lower mezzanines


the home is nestled between indochine and contemporary homes 

 

 

project info:

design: module k
interior and furniture: module k
special furniture and lighting: lava
photographer: hiroyuki oki

 

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