While designing unique Cam Thanh A&A Villa, VRA design took advantage of the project’s rich cultural and natural contexts. The house is located in the ancient Vietnamese town of Hoian surrounded by diverse and unique plant life. The design of the house serves to highlight and promote such elements as the geometries and materiality recall that of the native plants while the residential organization recalls that of the traditional local housing type.
The fresh uniqueness of the look still adapts to the context in a way that is comfortable and familiar to the surrounding area. The design team made use of the figural leaves and trunks as the starting point for the unique structural design. An inclined column structure creates both a strong visual impression and a familiar space, recalling that beneath the coconut or nipa palm.
VRA organized the villa with a spatial layout that echoes that of old houses in Hoian ancient town. These spatial types are defined by long, linear plans divided by small gardens into three short blocks, enhancing the penetration of natural daylight and ventilation. The team at VRA curates the space with a roughness of material as the sculptural structure is expressed in exposed concrete and brick walls retain the material texture. The interiors are designed to ensure a harmonious atmosphere which is rich and vivid while not cluttered and overwhelming. Large trees grow throughout both the interior and exterior spaces to filter daylight and enhance the views of the natural surroundings. There’s a pool of an irregular shape outdoors, a terrace and even a greenery garden.