In creating the unique Cam Thanh A&A Villa, the VRA design took advantage of the rich cultural and natural contexts of the project. The house is located in the old Vietnamese city of Hoian, surrounded by diverse and unique plants. The design of the house serves to highlight and promote elements such as the geometries and materials that are reminiscent of native plants, while the organization of the home is reminiscent of that of the traditional local type of apartment.
The fresh uniqueness of the look still adapts to the context in a way that is comfortable and familiar to the surroundings. The design team used the figurative leaves and trunks as a starting point for the unique structural design. A sloping column structure creates both a strong visual impression and a familiar space reminiscent of that under the coconut or nipa palm.
VRA organized the villa with a spatial arrangement reminiscent of old houses in the ancient city of Hoian. These spatial types are defined by long, linear plans divided into three short blocks by small gardens that improve the penetration of natural daylight and ventilation. The VRA team curates the space with a roughness of the material, as the sculptural structure is expressed in exposed concrete and brick walls retain the material structure. The interiors are designed to ensure a harmonious atmosphere that is rich and vibrant without being cluttered and overwhelming. Large trees grow both indoors and outdoors to filter daylight and improve views of the natural surroundings. Outside there is an irregular-shaped pool, terrace and even a green garden.