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SaiGon House: Cherishing Traditions, Nature and Family Values!

International style and architecture are all about bringing together the best of different cultures, traditions and regional flavors where one combines with the other seamlessly. And while modern and contemporary styles often seem to have little room for local flair, this particular home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam takes a completely different approach to design, as it places local design principles and the specific needs of the homeowner way ahead of the accepted modern style. The SaiGon House designed by a21studĩo aims to capture the spirit of the region while trying to cherish the past and pass it on to the next generation.

Block styled arrangement of various living units inside the house

This ingenious home not only makes wonderful use of space, but is filled with antiques, locally sourced artwork, and sculptures, and its design is based on the classic vertical houses that are filled with private balconies, indoor gardens and relaxing courtyards. A multi-generational hub with a difference, this house features various rooms stacked on top of one another like blocks, with a central light tube bringing in ample ventilation and providing the space for a thriving green hub. A steel mesh is used to create a green feature of sorts indoors, even as the sweeping social zones aim to bring together the entire family.

A look at the different levels and blocks inside the SaiGon House

A hint of color enlivens the white brick walls

Natural greenery becomes an integral part of the interior

Sloped roofs and skylights become a part of the unique home

Small staircase takes up minimal space as it connects the various levels of the house

Smart Ho Chi Minh City house makes use of the vertical space on offer

Traditional home in Vietnam reflects local architectura; style

The idea behind SaiGon House is not just to shun design stereotypes but to also preserve the charm of native architecture. And this is being carried to the kids throughout the stories, activities in the house that encourage them to know their house to cherish it even more.

Central light well of the SaiGon House brings plenty of natural light indoors

Custom cabinets and vintage furniture are woven into the fabric of SaiGon House

Exposed brick walls and wooden staircases add ample textural beauty to the interior

Light well provides the perfect indoor courtyard for this exquisite home in Ho Chi Minh City,

Painted door adds a splash of blue to the neutral interior

View of the lower levels of the SaiGon House

Metal nets allow for growth of greenery over a period of time

View of the family zone through the metal mesh on the top level

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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