© Hiroyuki Oki

Vietnam 2019Waterina Suites

Ho Chi Minh
Residential | Retail/Cafe/Restaurant

Inspired by the swell and fluctuation of the Saigon River nearby, we designed a condominium with an organic form whose façade has continuous curves. 

By shifting the curves on each floor by half a series, the roof of each balcony opens to the sky.

The lower levels of the building suggest the terraced crops in Vietnam. We arranged wooden planters in a rhythm to create a green wall, evoking an image of the fertile soil of Vietnam.

Team Shin Oba, Kazuyo Nishida, Sungyeon Won, Yohei Mochizuki, Yoo Shiho Construction Maeda Corporation Photography ©︎ Hiroyuki Oki