Project: Villa Karang
Architect: HUNI Architect
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Area: 4,036 sf
Photo by: Princestudio
Coral Villa by HUNI Architects
The Coral Villa is a luxurious family vacation located in Da Nang, Vietnam. This was designed by HUNI Architect, an international architect studio. They have taken their references to designs from the closest new home environment – a tropical climate that has high humidity and temperature. Naturally, they want to create great natural ventilation and circulation in their homes and beautiful outdoor areas with an almost perfect landscape design.
“The Coral Villa” is a family weekend retreat, located within the curves of Da Nang Bay. This is directly influenced by the local tropical climate; hot and humid, with a relatively high temperature. The “The Coral Villa” facade draws its inspiration from local coral, abstractly abstracted into design and construction. The coral pattern is applied to a screen made using fiber concrete. The screen acts as a continuous filtering layer, open to the wind but prevents glare from sunlight. It maintains privacy for users, and creates a unique home identity. The challenge in this project is to design houses that are environmentally friendly, integrated with nature, but still adapt to local climate conditions.
The architects have carefully considered the seasonal climatic conditions and sun angle at the location. Based on this analysis, solutions are provided for natural lighting, blocking sunlight, and allowing sea breezes, to ventilate. Summer: Trees are planted inside and outside the building to prevent the sun’s heat from rising. Natural, local wood and stone are used for the front of the building to reduce heat absorption and form a bold visual identity. Winter: Climate factors have been eagerly considered for backyard design; creates a pleasant protected atmosphere while minimizing overhead noise from air traffic. The park is protected from strong environmental effects such as storms and strong winds by the building itself based on its orientation.
The uniqueness of the project was established by the organization of form and space. The shape of the villa is based on simple forms, but uses techniques to define and shift levels to create and arrange functional spaces that are more pleasant. The first level is used for entertainment, while the second level is a shared space for families and the third level creates a private living space. This project is in a very beautiful location, located within an open landscape. Architects increase the benefits of this situation as much as possible, so that architecture becomes a voice for nature.
The main rooms in the building all face the sea. The rooms are open enough to allow natural light and light breezes to come in, while still providing the privacy needed for families. The interior style of the villa presents a modern European style and luxury in form and material. Greening is applied under careful consideration throughout the building, integrates with the Napoli Naples green marble cladding, and creates a refreshing feeling that does not lose the personality of the building.