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NPK Micro Town House / MM++ Architects

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  • Region Area of ​​this architecture project Region :
    37 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2022


  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Daikin, Kohler

  • Main architect:

    Mon An Pham Thi

Text description provided by the architects. A “resort style” townhouse in the center of Saigon. Located in the very dense and hectic district 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, this townhouse is only 3.6m wide X 10m deep, tube-shaped plot. The recycled louvers and ceramic wall blocks on the front facade give a vernacular interpretation of the street, wide open on the ground floor, like the typical shops of the city. Unlike the bustling public space, and despite being very limited in size, the interior spaces create a resort-like experience.

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Ground floor Plan
Ground floor Plan
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According to the architect My An Pham Thi – the creator of this house – it was a challenge she set herself. How to create a complex style living space with a small area and solve all functional issues at the same time. The solution is a house with 1 ground floor, 1 mezzanine, 2 floors and a terrace. The ground floor, completely open to the sidewalk, can be used as a parking lot or as a flexible space for commercial purposes, very typical in Ho Chi Minh City. The mezzanine hosts the kitchen and a dining area. Three bedrooms are on the 1st and 2nd floors. Finally, the top floor on the roof includes a swimming pool and a yoga module on the terrace.

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Plan - 1st floor
Plan – 1st floor
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Despite a very dense and saturated environment and a generous program, the designer manages to keep a very open layout, giving maximum priority to natural ventilation and a maximum of natural light. The organization of circulations, the use of appropriate materials, the multiple openings illustrate the design strategy of the architect while the interior design elements are more personal, made of memories. The stairwell is arranged on one side on the back half of the house, then on the front half on the 2nd floor. The reclaimed wood lattice system and wind-cement bricks help the house “breathe” easier. The range of facade cladding materials is also a solution for the house to be perfectly “melted” into the street panorama.

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Storage and cabinet systems ensure a neat and clean lifestyle. The designer combined many existing vintage and personal objects to create the spirit of the house, loaded with memories and illustrating a certain approach to traditional Vietnamese interiors. Mix with color patches, floor tile patterns to form a lively and youthful look. Plants are in every corner, creating unexpected angles of nature in this house, from the facade of the facade to the living room and kitchen, on the window frames to the decorative shelves or on the balconies of each floor.

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The natural green space is an indispensable element in all the works of the architect My An. It looks like a familiar and effective method, which brings a lot of value and well-being to those who love living spaces. A townhouse with a very limited area but has many utilities and can be considered a “resort home”. In urban areas like Ho Chi Minh City, people have no choice but to live in small spaces. Thus, optimized spaces, full natural ventilation and “better quality of life” are what people care about most. This resort-like townhouse aims to stimulate and promote this philosophy.

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