lifestyle • 29 Sep, 2017
Khuôn Studio and Phan Khac Tung’s 18 House
Check The Architects’ Creative Concrete Facade And Spectacular Use Of Space
Ho Chi Minh City housing is typified by tall, irregular constructions, often in alleys with limited light. And this was the case with the 18 house that local architects Khuôn Studio and Phan Khac Tung redesigned together.
The brief was to create a practical space on a plot with a limited 18 square meter footprint (which is where they got the name, 18 House). The team responded by creating separate living areas on each level, lit with long slatted windows that preserved the occupants privacy, while allowing light to flow in. And an open perimeter staircase freed up the storage and bathroom space beneath, while leading all the way up to a reading loft with a compact open-air terrace.
The innovative use of concrete in the facade is reminiscent of Khuôn Studio’s Kontum House in the Vietnamese Highlands. Take a closer look at their new alley-home renovation below.
Words by David Kaye