Idyllic Hotel

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    D1 architectural studio
  • Lead Designer
    Tan Nguyen
  • Other Designer(s)
    Linh Nguyen
  • Location
    33 Truong Cong Giai, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi city, Vietnam.
  • Project Date
    February 2022

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.

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