Villa of The Star by APS Concept in Dalat, Vietnam, is a “renovation” project as a part of the Mo Stay project, built on three main factors: Connectivity – Locality – Sustainability. Nestled in the pine forest, Villa of The Star is an inspiring resort space that blends landscape elements into the house, creating a connection between people and nature. A low tally bank surrounds the Star. We use stone steps to create a natural wall to avoid heavy rain that can sweep rocks into the house. Both do not affect the natural state and avoid landslides. The design team found a way to create a project that endures with time, using sustainable, highly local materials, such as stone, pine wood, concrete and steel, and bricks, to build a construction suitable for the natural context.
From afar, the house has three main blocks: the lower part is clad with tangled stone, creating a feeling of solid support for two blocks of pointed roofs made of natural wood with two colors, brown and black above. The above materials connect with the surrounding landscape, creating harmony between architecture and nature and bringing people as close to nature as possible. The main idea is that from inside the house, you still feel the change of scenery outside, inside the forest. To do this, The Star uses large glass windows with a selective arrangement to provide a good viewing angle to admire the whole forest; natural light can shine into the space from all sides.
Modified pine wood, known for its moisture resistance, mildew resistance, termite resistance, heat resistance, stability, durability, and environmental friendliness, was chosen by the design team as the primary material for the house. The ceiling, walls, and floor are all paneled with modified pine wood. Wood tones from light to dark in each position can add depth to the space and avoid monotony when using one material. Villa of The Star is a gathering place for families and groups of friends to relax and have fun together. Therefore, we ensured the privacy factor as well as the community factor. The architects used Grinding concrete floors in the shared living space (living room – kitchen). It is a highlight to make the space more outstanding and a distance between the public and private spaces.
The dawn of a new day, the fog on cold days, the sound of birdsong, the sound of rain falling on the leaves in front of the porch, a brilliant rainbow after the drizzle. The architects of APS Concept and the investor plan the Villa of The Star project to bring a healing and soothing experience to the soul after the chaotic and noisy life in the city. The shared living space – the kitchen is entirely expanded by large glass doors leading to the outdoor area, creating flexibility, and connecting directly inside and out. The spacious, airy outdoor space is suitable for festive BBQ parties or gatherings by the warm fireplace.
Attic Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Roof Floor Plan
Photos by: Quang Tran
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