Designed by SILAA Architects, Hachi Lily residence is an elegant yet simple residence project made using reclaimed timber. Located in Thuy Bieu Village in Vietnam, the quaint residence offers a calm retreat away from the city hustle and bustle.
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Tucked into a pomelo village that wrapped by a beautiful winding river before it flows to the center of Hue, a tourist city in the middle of Vietnam, this small timber house named Hachi Lily is built as a bungalow to meet the owner’s dream of creating a “retreat” where the family ( who has come back from a big and noisy city) can enjoy the privacy and fresh atmosphere inside a garden full of pomelo flowers.
This is also a base for the family to look after a homestay project that will be also built in the pomelo garden as their own business. This 115-square-metre house is designed with composition of a common area,2 bedrooms ,2 restrooms and their surrounding spaces. The common area including living, dining area, kitchenette connects with a veranda that goes along the main façade, facing to a water lily pond in front of the house. There is a small wooden bridge across the pond as the main access.
The 2 bed rooms and restrooms offered privacy and calming atmosphere by a natural stone wall that wraps around, creating the inner gardens for each space. The outdoor showers are the interesting feature in each inner garden. A timber mezzanine shining by a roof top skylight is the family’s library and storage. It’s interesting to read a book nearby a small window and enjoy the pomelo garden underneath.