How do you go about designing a house that blends in with a neighborhood that is filled with traditional homes while giving it a distinct contemporary vibe that sets it apart? This is precisely the fine line that Baran Studio had to tread as they went about shaping a fabulous single-family residence in a serene residential neighborhood of district.
Accent pillows lighting and carefully selected décor pieces bring in bright color and lively pattern to an otherwise muted setting where aesthetics and function converge with urban refinement. The black and yellow metallic exterior of the Gardenhouse adds to this sleek suave image of a home where adversity was turned into opportunity!
While the exterior has a more edgy and industrial appeal the interior is draped in white and muted colors to give it a more modern vibe. It is the ground floor that contains the living spaces while the top floor contains the bedrooms bathrooms guest room and a stress-free home office. The extensive use of wood links the exterior and the interior aesthetically creating a cozy functional family home.
In a neighborhood like every inch of housing space is an absolute premium and you often do not come across homeowners who want to minimize the construction area in favor of a lovely front and rear garden.
A large north block and a more modest south wing of the home are brought together by a glass area that brings in natural light and ventilation. A fascinating entry court with a of large live oak trees adds another unique dimension to the cheerful ambiance of the house allowing you to escape the rush of the fast-paced urban lifestyle.
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.
Achieving that elusive balance between privacy and a sense of spaciousness and freedom is a tough task indeed when designing a home in an urban setting. Often one residence starts where the other ends and privacy means closing off the home to natural light and ventilation as well.