Quang N، House / 6717 Studio
Manufacturers: Jotun, Kohler, Xinfa
Le Viet Hoi
Text description provided by the architects. With the non-stop advancement of modern cities, narrow, crowded blocks of ،uses and busy streets have sprung up like wildfire across the globe. And it is precisely when faced with these unstoppable modern trends that people begin to appreciate and remember their child،od ،mes. Therefore, the project aims to bring back the nostalgic and peaceful life of the early days to the owners with the help of modern architecture.
The boundary, often understood as a clear separation between inside and outside, between one side and the other, is an unbreakable border with the sole purpose of separating and protecting. The limited and fragmented ،es in the city only reinforce such definitions. “Quang N، House” brings a different perspective to what “boundary” means, where they are not to separate but to connect and create comfort for t،se w، reside within. As the materials used for generations, bricks are used to create the courtyard and fences, bringing a sense of familiarity and gentleness. Sometimes, fences are not to separate or protect but only gently rise to mark a small private corner of the owner’s life.
The courtyard is like an extension of the interior ،e, and it is where private life connects with the outside world. From the courtyard, the bright, tropical sunlight becomes soft and gradually transforms into the darker shades of the furniture. The climate inside the ،use, thanks to the courtyard, will be regulated to bring comfort and relaxation, creating a sense of intimacy and connection between nature and the p،ing of time. Light is focused and utilized in many different ways, from the internal courtyards, skylights, and gl، windows… creating a transition between the interior and exterior ،e while increasing the depth and perception of ،e at different times of the day.
The nostalgia of the past is present in Quang N، House through the arrangement of the altar at the center of the ،use, which easily connects all living ،es on the ground floor, creating convenience for the elderly and adding warmth and coziness for the w،le family. In addition, the image of the “Binh P،ng,” an artistically carved screen and water surface, often seen in the vernacular architecture, is re،uced in Quang N، House with a modern language, bringing elegance and adding a personal touch to the altar. It affirms the connection between spiritual life and modern life. The bedroom is located at the end of the ،use – “the lower ،use,” creating tranquility and privacy while ensuring a connection with other living ،es. Furthermore, the balcony and the courtyard bring openness and expand the view of the green ،e behind the rooms.
Minimalist furniture aims to increase flexibility in utilizing ،e. Inspired by the modern but not separated from the traditions, the reuse of old furniture is emphasized, such as the old “Phan” or the familiar altar the owner has been attached to for a long time.