Who wouldn’t love spending a few lovely weekends each summer as they relax in their lake house! And at the heart of every great lake house is the splendid view outside which often ends up being the showstopper of the setting.
Finding a new way to insulate the unique roof of the house that keeps out tropical heat and training local workers to adapt to new construction techniques were the two biggest challenges that architects faced during the execution of the project. The result though is a cost-effective practical and inventive dwelling that makes life for its residents a whole lot easier!
The steel and glass roof of the terraces stands in contrast to the more stoic sight of concrete walls and ceiling of the living area kitchen and dining. One is soon left wondering whether one is indoors or outside thanks to the creative design that blurs traditional boundaries!
Different ‘concrete blocks’ across three floors form the basic core of this multi-generational family house even as terrazzo brings a touch of vintage Vietnamese charm to this contemporary residence.