Mrs Pho House

The design behind Mrs Pho House is about the celebration of Vietnamese culture. The designers drew inspiration from iconic elements such as the woven fishing basket boats (thuyen thung), conical leaf hats (nón lá), brick façades, vibrant fabrics and colourful tiles. They wanted to retain these traditional elements yet interpret them in a more modern way.

The space is demarcated to create different pockets and seating configurations for different experiences. Curtains can be let down if visitors wish for a little more privacy. The spatial arrangement forms an eclectic blend of seemingly contrasting elements, reminiscing the five elements (cay, ngọt, chua, đắng, mặn) that form the basis of Vietnamese cuisine.

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Project Name
Mrs Pho House
391 Orchard Road, #B2-36A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore
Completion Date
August 2021
Gross Floor Area
111.50 square metres
Interior Design Firm
Principal Designers
Cherin Tan; Quek Li Hiang
Interior Fit-Out Contractor
I Design & Build
Marc Tan (Studio Periphery)