The bustling streets of in Vietnam have only gotten busier in the last few years with the capital becoming the focal point of the nation’s rapid economic growth. A climate that is perfect for your entrepreneurs and businessmen the city offers a window into a world of opportunities that were simply unfathomable a decade ago.
The second and third levels of the residence contain smart office spaces that can accommodate a small staff easily along with restrooms. With a simple color scheme that is centered around white and ample storage space the two levels also offer wonderful views of the canal and greenery outside.
Contrasting synergy is what we see at the at Nichada Village in Thailand with these smart and stylish structures offering two completely different perspectives on interior design. Crafted with care by Alkhemist Architects to meet the needs of two brothers who wanted to live close to one another this interesting project showcases how one can fashion two strikingly different interiors in homes that sit next to one another even while incorporating a common thread.
Another striking feature of the residence is the perforated metal screen that filters out harsh sunlight while illuminating both the levels of the home. Custom fixtures such as the loft bed in the kids’ room and the colorful fiberglass bathtub in the bathroom make cleaning and maintenance a lot easier and turn the revamped into a breezy delight!
The kids’ rooms are no different with custom wall creations that draw inspiration from the Millennium Falcon driver cockpit even as the wardrobes blend in with the overall theme. No matter where you turn it is hard if not impossible to get away from the dominant theme of this fascinating apartment. And while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea it surely transports you into another universe!
Despite its seemingly unassuming appearance this ingenious home does all it can to keep energy consumption down to a bare minimum with the architects estimating no more than $15 worth of electricity and natural gas being utilized each month by the homeowners. Cutting back on its carbon footprint by utilizing passive cooling techniques a rainwater filtering system further enhances the green credentials of this ergonomic residence.
The façade of the house is truly unique with a smart brick wall seamlessly blending in with its more contemporary surroundings. The thick brick wall was as much a functional addition as it was aesthetic with its presence keeping out harsh afternoon sunlight and excessive heat during those really hot summer days.