K house by rear studio is a new housing project situated in vietnam’s crowded hochiminh city. defined by an all-gray facade and a dome-shaped ground floor, the dwelling evokes a primitive yet modern space punctuated by natural light, voids, plenty of greenery, and a quiet atmosphere. the project was completed in 2021 and spans 204 sqm.
USING GENTLE CONTRASTS AND CAREFULLY DESIGNED VOIDS
rear studio completed the three-story K house with gentle contrasts. on the one hand, the ground floor’s domed entrance welcomes owners and guests into a private garden elevated by a single skylight carved from the thick gray ceiling. complementing the inner garden are four other spaces holding a garage, living room, kitchen, and dining room. meanwhile, the second and third floors contain white-toned bedrooms and a common room. in contrast with the ground level, both those levels introduce plenty more daylight into the house.
finally, for greater spatial cohesion, the architects resorted to carefully designed voids that interlock the house’s different functional spaces, both horizontally and vertically, and introduce natural lighting across all levels.