Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
In fact the house is designed to be dynamic with reflective surfaces and natural light playing off the dwelling’s many angles to create a compelling living space. Check out the images below to see why Reflection of Mineral is equal parts residence and work of art. Be on the lookout…the interior is full of architectural surprises!
Very often perceptions are typecast and along with it design also tends to fall in a certain comfort zone with everyone wanting the exact same thing. When it comes to the design of a home most of us tend to think about the squares and rectangles.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
By using the tried and tested design of the conventional Vietnamese along with a few new twist and incorporating a small interior garden and large roof opening that allow for natural ventilation and a refreshing breath of fresh air the home brings together the best of both worlds.
This beautiful and inviting house in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam merges the best of both worlds as the builders of this home MM++ Architects were asked to create a stylish contemporary home that has a high-end feel despite being built on limited budget.
The home is surrounded by beautiful forest area and to give its denizens the best possible view along with complete privacy (which is not to find in this part of the woods) the architects have used glass and wood extensively to create a sustainable and stylish structure.