The entire living space here is designed to emphasize on the ‘openness’ of the penthouse and the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that you have a panoramic view of the sea no matter where you turn. While on one side the penthouse offers some beautiful views of the blue on the other you can take a look at the city lovely city skyline even if it pales in comparison.
It is not so much the architectural style but the use of materials that changes drastically as we move up the spiral steel staircase into the second tier where the bedrooms are clad in white stone and present a contemporary look to the core.
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 natural lighting is provided from this central yard another lateral landscape scoop with a swimming pool and round openings cut into the landscape. Thus an effect of light and shadowed isles is created throughout the house. The Round Tower contains further accommodation areas and a terrace with a panoramic view on top.
We end with the micro compact home (m-ch) an airy dwelling for one or two inhabitants. Inspired by aviation and automotive design this residence is cube-like in its shape and undeniably modern in its style. Designed in response to a demand for short stay living (think students weekend travelers and business people) m-ch brings the “less is more” philosophy to life!
To ensure that it does not cause a detrimental effect on the panoramic natural surroundings the home uses various eco-friendly measures like a solar panel rooftop that allows it to go off grid and low energy lighting installations that save up on power.
This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological resource-friendly practical from a structural point of view and most of all an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong asserting the flexibility of constructed space.