studio MK27 draws up plans for caye sereno development in ha long bay
 
studio MK27 draws up plans for caye sereno development in ha long bay studio MK27 draws up plans for caye sereno development in ha long bay
jun 11, 2013

studio MK27 draws up plans for caye sereno development in ha long bay


studio MK27 draws up plans for caye sereno development in ha long bay
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brazilian firm studio MK27 designed 18 luxury vacation villas on tuan chau island in UNESCO world heritage site halong bay, vietnam. located in the south china sea between vietnam and china, the protected site is an idyllic network of limestone islets whose formation date to prehistory. the now bourgeoning residential and commercial area is scheduled to have schools and a hospital in the 20 hectare area of the island by 2020.

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the built form must attend to the complexity of the culturally rich site while balancing the programmatic needs of a changing, human-centered landscape. the complex of vacation villas capitalizes on the ideal climate of the paradisiacal bay while integrating a material and formal language adapted from latin america. a characteristic horizontal volume is clad in breeze-admitting, passive shading devices and architectural masses are cut with bands of glazing that invite the carefully conserved greenery.

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the villas also reclaim the waterfront with a mix of rock wall tectonics and wide-grained wooden paths. an open plan allows for the buildings to supercede their roles as envelope and become subtle mediators between vacationers and the unspoiled, bay-soaked terrain.

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sea villa type 1
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indoor and outdoor spaces flow seamlessly together
image © dbox / courtesy of caye sereno

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each room has a view to the bay
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image © miguel muralha

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image © miguel muralha

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image © miguel muralha

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image © miguel muralha

 

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transverse section showing the two types of villas in relationship to the sea
image © studio MK27

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‘caye sereno’ in perspective from the sea
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project info:

 

project: caye sereno
location: ha long bay, vietnam
project: september 2011
site area: 125,000 sqm
built area: 25,000 sqm
architecture: studio MK27
architect: marcio kogan
co-architect: maria cristina motta
collaborator: elisa friedmann, mariana ruzante, mariana simas, renata furlanetto
branding + creative marketing: dbox
team: carolina castroviejo, diana radomysler, eduardo chalabi, eduardo glycerio, eduardo gurian, elisa friedmann, gabriel kogan, lair reis, luciana antunes, oswaldo pessano, renata furlanetto, samanta cafardo, suzana glogowski

  • gorgeous

    can I spend the rest of my life there please?

    dbkii says:

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