The apartment is ‘not redundant, not lacking’ of the Saigon family


HCMCApartment 147 m2 in District 7 is designed for a family of three with simple, spacious, and not too many decorative items.

The owner is a couple over the age of 30 who previously owned an apartment on the lower floor in the same building. The old apartment has too many fixed and walled furniture, which is not suitable for the daily lifestyle but still lacks storage space, so the owner decides to change the place.

The common living space of the apartment provides a large empty floor space for babies in the house to have a play area. Image: Do Sy.

The landlord’s request is very clear. They have a wide range of utensils from kitchen utensils, dry storage jugs, dispensing equipment to books and clothes and want all of them to fit in the closet, minimize dirt and not cause eye distraction, create feelings feeling cluttered. All furniture must be arranged logically, aesthetically with the use of the same quality.

The solution of the design team is to use just enough interior wall. The wall-to-wall systems are like square boxes with simple lines hiding all items. The color of the cabinet is the same as the wall color to create a seamless and feeling of spacious and airy space.

The location and structure of the cabinet is calculated so that it is reasonable and convenient for the homeowner’s activities. For example, next to the washbasin is the dishwasher, next to the dishwasher has a plate and a fork, followed by a stove, oven and seasoning compartment. Inside the sink, there are small compartments for soap, hand sanitizer, and cleaning tools.

According to the “no redundancy and no shortage” criterion, the number of wall-mounted furniture in the house is limited, just enough to accommodate the host’s family. In the kitchen, the design team did not arrange a hanging cabinet because the surrounding and lower cabinets secured storage space.

The kitchen cabinet has enough storage space, so there is no need to do it above.  Removable furniture helps homeowners easily move and change when needed.  Photo: Do ​​Sy.

The kitchen cabinet has enough storage space, so there is no need to do it above. Removable furniture helps homeowners easily move and change when needed. Image: Do Sy.

Moderate wall-to-wall furniture also helps the apartment to be less heavy and meet the changing needs of the husband. Except for things that must be fixed on the wall, such as wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, beds, decorative cabinets, tables, chairs, bedside cabinets are all removable, flexible and easy to move furniture. Thanks to that, the homeowner can freely set up a new home whenever he wants, never worry about boredom.

Another special feature of the apartment is the rough ceiling, exposing the texture. This solution is not suitable for all homeowners but keeping the height of 2.85 meters high (compared to 2.6 meters if plastered), the space becomes even more spacious.

The ceiling and walls are painted white, combined with dark brown wooden floors, easy to suit any type of interior.

The living area is the place where homeowners like the most because they can read books, drink coffee in the morning while watching their children play with the cat.  Photo: Do ​​Sy.

The living area is the place where homeowners like the most because they can read books, drink coffee in the morning while watching their children play with the cat. Image: Do Sy.

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Minh Trang

Image: Do Sy

Design: Pham Le Trung Hieu x Partners

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