Elliptical kitchen island in Saigon villa a conversation starter

By Thai Binh   June 17, 2019 | 04:58 pm GMT+7

A unique kitchen island inside Saigon villa is fashioned as an ideal place for family members to hang out.

Villa house has eclipse-shaped kitchen as space saving solution

Villa T is a 2.5-storey living space with a total construction area of 350 square meters in Cu Chi District on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. It is home to a family of six members spanning three generations.

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Architect Nguyen Duy and his colleagues at Time Architects say they designed Villa T with the notion of a living space rather than a house.

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To maximize the connectivity between internal and external spaces, three large doors are installed on the ground floor.

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The architects designed the house in a way there is easy connectivity between the inside and the outside, allowing its inhabitants to feel the proximity of nature even when they are inside the house.

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The ellipse-shaped kitchen island is placed in the center of the house on the ground floor, become a highlight of the common space, making it attractive and convenient. The kitchen also connects with the living and dining room, guest area and stairway, allowing easy interaction between family members.

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Large windows, skylights and air bricks can be found throughout the house, allowing natural ventilation and lighting.

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Due to height and construction area restrictions, the mezzanine is used as a way to increase functional space.

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Since the house does not have any balcony, the owner has created a makeshift terrace as a place to sit and relax.

First floor blueprint.

First floor blueprint.


Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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