The Red Cave

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Wellness ( SPA, Yoga, Retreat)
  • Company/Firm
    23o5 Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Ngo Viet Khanh Duy
  • Other Designer(s)
    Nguyen Minh,Pham Duc Minh,Vo Thanh Linh,Hue Tran,Mai Tien Ninh
  • Architect
    Ngo Viet Khanh Duy
  • Interior Designer
    23o5 studio team
  • Construction Company
    23o5 Studio
  • Photo Credit
    Hiroyuki Oki
  • Location
    District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

We are looking for an architectural form that is familiar with the human being of the society we live in - Vietnam.
We pursue the traditional architectural form - a metaphor about communal house in the village - "Dinh". An architectural form, with a difference in functionality as well as the meaning of "privacy". The functional layers of privacy are set to be enhanced from the garden , ground floor (fitness + exercise), first floor (yoga) to terrace (home). The overall structure of the project is the mix, combining architectural and natural elements, creating a special, impressive building from the external structure to the experience space inside. We are call the structure of convergence, the unity between people and architecture and nature.Through intentionally-established layers of space buffers with direct and indirect zones separating the space into different components: light, materials, transitions, tranquility, heat, environment establishes a “tranquil “, peaceful, and familiar atmosphere of traditional East Asian architecture. Homogeneous materials inside and outside, erasing boundaries, only the subject and the atmosphere surrounding.

23o5studio is an architectural studio based in HCMC, Vietnam. With a diversity in projects, 23o5studio thoughtfully establishes interesting, comfortable and personalized experiences for users. In the process of architectural creation, 23o5studio always observes and applies familiar elements in local architecture. The philosophy that promotes peace and silence creates architectural spaces that have a better connection between human with nature and with their own self.

Other prizes
• Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2021 –The Red cave– Jury Winner • Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2021 –The Quê – Jury Winner • Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2021 –Pink House–Honorable Mention • LOOP Design Awards 2021–The Red cave–Category Award Winners • WA Awards 38th cycle (World architecture community awards)–The Hut–Jury Winner • WA Awards 37th cycle (World architecture community awards)–The Red Cave–Jury Winner • WA Awards 37th cycle (World architecture community awards)–Pink House–Selected by community member • WA Awards 37th cycle (World architecture community awards)–Pink House –Jury Winner • Dezeen Awards 2021 –Pink House–Longlists • LIV Hospitality Award 2020–The Quê–Honorable Mention • Vietnam Green Architecture Prize 2019 l 2020 –Nhà T??ng Vàng–Silver Title • Top 10 House 2018 –The Hut–Jury Winner • Ho Chi Minh Architecture Prize 2017 –HVB Complex–Bronze Title • Spec Go Green International Awards 2017 –The Longcave–5 Finalist