coco home: when glass bricks and mirrors mix
Within the Vietnam Sóc Trăng Province, hidden between abnormal homes, “Casa Coco” captivates passers-by with its sculpture glassy silhouette, evoking the setting of the 1930s. Native architect Trong Duy Le was commissioned to renovate the 2 flooring The house for a middle-aged couple, drawing inspiration from “CoCo,” a 2016 Pixar movie that tells the heartwarming story of household affection and intergenerational connection past. The nostalgic worth of the movie was simply included into the renovation course of by constructing a brand new spatial atmosphere that connects actuality with virtuality by way of a poetic association of glass bricks and reflective surfaces.
At sure angles, the ensuing glass and mirror design introduces illusions of duplication and an infinite mirror impact that increase the sense of area within the narrow-width townhouse. ‘Some particulars in the home are solely half designed and as soon as mirrored by the mirror, they are going to seem as an entire mannequin. defined Duy Le.
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“Coco Home” incorporates glass bricks to imitate wave patterns, a refined nod to Vietnam’s western water area, whereas emphasizing the curved aesthetic that sweeps throughout the facade. The frosted glass texture permits loads of pure gentle through the day with out compromising the house owners’ privateness. What’s extra, when evening falls, the glassy silhouette adjustments to a glowing lantern, radiating the heat of the inside lights.
“The design makes use of air flow brick to supply safety from wet climate. It additionally permits air to flow into from the facade to each nook and cranny. The choice and association of the air flow bricks, which underwent an intensive evaluation by the architect, are positioned in numerous instructions from an aesthetic viewpoint, in addition to functioning as drainage and air flow. provides the architect.
a poetic efficiency echoes all through the home
a blended area with its personal microclimate
By way of program, the house spans two flooring and primarily capabilities as each a co-living area and a workspace. The primary stage homes a fish pond, parking area, personal clinic, lounge space, kitchen, bed room and loo. The second ground has an built-in bed room and library, a Catholic altar and a storage room.
Responding to the house owners’ love of planting, Duy Le additionally dressed the interiors with 5 completely different sized gardens and many hanging crops. Past offering rest areas and private worth, the planted inside additionally supplies the house with its personal microclimate by regulating noise, mud, humidity and cooling. Some of the distinctive options of “Coco Home” is the Koi fish pond, which exudes a minimalist and spacious environment. ‘The fish pond not solely supplies a scenic factor, but additionally adjusts the microclimate for the dwelling area. notes the architect.
incorporating reflective surfaces to increase the sense of area
“Coco Home” is a renovated house for a middle-aged couple