And while modern and contemporary styles often seem to have little room for local flair this particular home in Vietnam takes a completely different approach to design as it places local design principles and the specific needs of the homeowner way ahead of the accepted modern style.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.
Dubbed and designed by the creative folks at LOHSS Construction this is the perfect blend of the classic mountain cabin a luxurious escape that offers access to some of the best ski slopes on the planet and a cozy comforting getaway with modern ergonomics.
Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
Sculptural additions on the wall and striking rugs also make their presence felt in both the living area and the dining room. It is ‘Dancing Partners’ on the wall by Robert Longo that holds your attention in the dining room that is effortlessly connected with the outdoor living area.
While most architects would view this as a major hindrance to the design of a new home the innovative folks at Refresh* used it to their advantage by placing the bedrooms and master suite on the lower level of the sparkling new residence.
Much of the house and its floor plan are defined by the courtyards that surround it bringing in both natural light and a hint of greenery. This creates a nice indoor-outdoor interplay allowing the homeowners to spend time outside while enjoying the comforts of a stylish interior.