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Interior | Apartments Design

Happy Box

Tropical space

Short description

They may want a house like a playground, so a kid can be free to run around. Put aside all the practical demands that the adults would focus on, they would like to maximize the space so they can play and do everything they want. Some may want to have as much as windows, so they can immerse themselves in the little stars and the night sky. And all of that is packed in a 68m2 apartment.
The site is an unfinished-apartment that is almost empty. To reduce the constructing work, the design keeps the site status quo as it was. The bare concrete ceiling is also kept to maximize the height of the space.
In the centre, we put a sculptural wooden box with the dimensions of 3m x 3m x 2.2m which allocates a bunk bed, working space, studying space and shelves. We also rotate the box by 45 degrees to create open angles, so that the space would be larger and the sunlight could go through deeper into inside areas such as the kitchen and toilet.

We want air volumes of apartments in tropical climate areas to be ventilated, not being closed and have a chance to use the natural environment energy.

Entry details
Locationdistrict 8, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Studio Name Tropical space
Lead designerNguyen Hai Long and Tran thi Ngu Ngon
Photography creditsTrieu Chien
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