Serene House

The ‘Serene House’, a three-storey mixed-use contemporary building, blends modernist and Indochine styles.

The prefabricated steel structure integrates sustainable materials to create a high-end villa in the district of Thao Dien in Saigon, Vietnam.

The building’s flexible steel frame creates a three-dimensional puzzle, with spaces that can be filled according to the changing needs of its occupants—from showrooms to office units and rooms for rent.

The adjustable system accommodates double-height ceilings that alternate with lower mezzanines. Lightweight sliding and folding panel façade elements allow users to control light, shade and air, blurring the boundary between inside and outside.

The surrounding tropical garden brings nature indoors, while a roof terrace offers a relaxing spot for yoga classes, lounge or lookout point.

Decorative items, collected during many travels throughout the years, combined with digitally designed and locally produced futuristic ‘lava’ furniture and lighting, play an important role in creating a distinct ambience.

Project Name: Serene House
Location: Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Completion Date: September 2017
Site Area: 650 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 200 square metres
Building Height: 3 storeys
Interior Design Firm: MODULE K
Principal Designers: Jade Nguyen; Huy Anh
Interior Fit-Out Contractor: MODULE K and associates
Images: Hiroyuki Oki