Honorable Mention in Architecture –– Living Space
D1 architectural studio
33 Truong Cong Giai, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi city, Vietnam.
The hotel was born from the owner’s wish to create a boutique hotel that is to be the conjunction of paradoxes: young but cultured, green but not bushy, artsy but not gaudy. From this brief our team has created a unique design that makes the project stand distinct from the masses, leaving its signature mark on the landscape of the capital. Other hotels in Hanoi, that conform to the composite box structure, bland and boring, offer only heavy curtains and thick glass as countermeasures to Hanoi’s tempestuous weather, our architectural studio discovered instead an organic solution.
In the balcony of each floor, the team of architects retired the window glass back 2m2 to make space for the terrace garden. This has a considerable impact on reducing the air conditioning bill, as the garden relieves the building and its occupants from the heat and stress of the capital city. As a result, the sunlight that enters the room through the garden is very gentle and soothing. The hotel’s interior design honors a minimalist aesthetic. A network of connection with national artisans had been mobilized in the construction of the building to imprint a mark of vernacularity on the project.
Bio Established in 2017, we are a young team with more than 30 architects, engineers and staff, both local and international, working closely in residential, hotel, office and commercial projects throughout Vietnam.
Placing emphasis on sustainability, D1 architectural studio collaborates with skilled artists and artisans throughout the country to preserve and further develop traditional Vietnamese craft industries in the 21st century.
By selectively integrating cultural elements into each project, D1 architectural studio have created projects that are both traditional and distinctively contemporar
Other prizes Architecture MasterPrize 2021
World Design Awards 2021