Architecture: KAN Studio
Project year: 2019
Photo: Quang Dam
Do you find yourself longing for the enchanting charm of Hoi An? If so, the “KHE HOUSE” might just be what you need to bring that nostalgic atmosphere into your own living space. This architectural gem, designed by KAN Studio, captures the essence of Hoi An’s rich heritage and infuses it into a modern house.
An Echo of the Past
The “KHE HOUSE” resonates with nostalgia, particularly for a family that originated from the ancient city of Hoi An. When architects undertook this project, one of their primary objectives was to encapsulate the characteristics of Hoi An. They achieved this by incorporating elements such as red brick houses, traditional architectural features, cultural influences, and flavorsome cuisine. As a result, the house stands as a testament to the enduring memories of times gone by.
A Blend of Past and Present
When crafting the design, the team prioritized integrating the house seamlessly with its surroundings. Located just 3 km from Hoi An, toward Da Nang city, “KHE HOUSE” takes full advantage of the prevailing winds in the southeast. The clever use of a sliding door system allows natural wind to cool the house, and ample natural light floods the interior, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.
A Nighttime Journey
As the night falls, stepping into the “KHE HOUSE” is akin to entering a tale of poetic nights by the Hoai river in the heart of Pho Hoi. The warm, affectionate ambiance created by the yellow hues, gentle lighting, and carefully designed interior spaces encapsulates the spirit of Hoi An and its people.
Spaces for Connection
The dining room and garden act as transitional spaces, connecting the living room, kitchen, bedroom, and second floor. The dining room plays a central role, where family members gather to share stories and cherished moments, providing a focal point for daily interaction. Additionally, the open kitchen area, illuminated by a skylight, creates an airy atmosphere that invites culinary exploration.
If you’re yearning to infuse your home with the nostalgic spirit of Hoi An, look no further than the “KHE HOUSE.” This architectural masterpiece gracefully captures the essence of Hoi An’s past while embracing contemporary comforts. Wouldn’t you love to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this exceptional dwelling?
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