MM++ architects recently turned a “pastiche” art deco building into a modern green villa in Vietnam. Located in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, the Thao dien House is a white cubic building surrounded by a large garden and pool. The home's minimalist interiors and brilliant open plan layout are complemented by two flourishing living walls that connect the building to nature.
MM++ Architects reduced the Thao dien House to it most minimal expression and then wrapped it with living walls. An extreme renovation turned the dated ugly building into a modern home. The new design features two lush vertical gardens at the front and back that provide privacy for the upper level and blend the home with the surrounding vegetation.
The renovation focused on creating a cool and comfortable living environment with an open plan that responds to Vietnam’s tropical climate. Large sliding windows welcome daylight inside while allowing natural ventilation to flow freely throughout the space. Luxurious, brilliant and green, this Vietnamese retreat opens up to the outdoors.
Photos by Hiroyuki OKI