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.
Designed by design studio Johnson Chou this beautiful house seems to offer two entirely different worlds packed into one. The ground floor sports the kitchen living dining study and guest quarters which are all clad in some old-world charm with the use of ebony wood veneer panels.
The outdoor wooden deck holds the promise of some lovely evenings. The strategic placement of the exterior lighting makes for an enjoyable entertainment space without being overly bright. The flush fixtures make for an unobtrusive and clean look when they are not in use. The clever use of plaster and wood for the facade ensure that you have the privacy that you require. Blending in the contemporary with the classic and nature with lavish lifestyle this house is the complete package.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
This indeed looks like a ‘Glass House’ surrounded by green as the vast floor-to-ceiling glass windows and the translucent glass frames that demarcate space on the interior ensure that you have unobstructed views and plenty of natural ventilation.
Like a gemstone in the middle of the city Reflection of Mineral is an angular abode that measures 480 square feet. Located near the center of Tokyo this home proves that a little bit of geometry goes a long way! With the definition of a carefully cut crystal Reflection of Mineral is a neighborhood standout yet it enhances its surroundings rather than fighting them.
The designed by studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson uses many natural elements which make it a part of the western oaks Douglas fir and the lush green yards that are part of this lovely creek. The 10200 square foot home seems to use mostly wood to ensure that the aesthetics of the interiors remain modern and yet ‘natural’ at the same time.