31 October 2012

Island of the Mandarins (part 1)

The Hoi An Resort & Exclusive Residences

project status: on hold by the client
master planning: Pentago Design
hospitality consultant: Hostasia

Island A

3D renderings by Bao Huong Phung Khoi

19 October 2012

Dai Phuoc Lotus

Clubhouse and Sport Facilities by the river

status: partially completed
location: Đại Phước, Dong Nai province, vietnam 
architects: Pentago design
landscape: Pentago Group of Companies
masterplan 2nd revision by Pentago Design

the clubhouse area is a part of a bigger concept on 5,6 Ha belongs to the huge residential investment on the Dai Phuoc island. the master plan of the sport facilities with promenades and jetties has been redesigned many times in the past. on the final stage our company created 3 different phases in space and time. the first phase followed one of the earliest concept which has been already build to provide small public jetty to the visitors who come to see the development. this public jetty finished with an open pavilion building.

our task was to update the master plan of entire community and sport facilities and design the buildings for the 2nd phase with interior design and detailed landscape. the landscape design concept was done by the Pentago Malaysian office.

the new buildings are connected to the old pavilion  and having community functions such as spa, gymnastic room, indoor sport, meeting facilities and restaurants. the functions are separated in two buildings one contains the sport and spa and the other is the restaurant with meeting facilities and a little convenient shop. on the final stage the area of the two buildings reduced drastically due to the financial difficulties of the project.
  my task was to develop the design from the concept to the final stages, tender design included. with my team we adjusted the buildings following the client requirements and coordinated all those changes with the structure and M&E consultants. we coordinated the interior design too.

12 October 2012

Luxury Villas by the Saigon River

Design Competition
Status: under construction (year of completion 2013)
Architects: Pentago Design
Location: Phuoc Long B (district 9) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Design stages: from concept to site supervision

The Luxury villa residential area approx 2,5 Ha. The developers are the IREKA group of companies from Malaysia. The final rearrangement of the master plan concept was done by the Pentago office Malaysia. The Design Development of the Master Plan was done by the P&T Group Vietnam office. The villa residential is a part of grater development consisting of luxury apartments, townhouses, sport center and public places among the Chiec canal (linked to the main body of Saigon river). The site is relatively close to the city center and to the new international airport. several luxury developments can be found among the canal such as the Riviera Cove by the Keppel Land which is the biggest competitor in the region.

Three architectural consultancy offices were awarded to design several types of stand alone villas to ensure the diversity of the small gated villa compound.
Our task was to develop the design for seven different type of detached villa unit. Most of them are on an average 300 SQM size land. the line of typical repeating type is stretching among the canal. the show house is a modification of the typical type.

The Luxury Villa following the spatial arrangement of traditional Vietnamese homes and giving further options for the customization. Some additional functions are optional such as the praying room which can be used as family room if the client requires.

 The idea to create a special place to look out to the river. observation on the different levels and layers of the building. entering the house like into a camera-obscure which exposes the environment outside. framing the views on the terrace (outdoor daybed) and in the master bedroom. the copper screen gives us an unique experience in examining the natural life of the Chiec canal and the wild landscape of the canal-side.

My task was to control the whole design process of the villas on all stages and coordinate with the co-designers and the design directors in the Vietnamese and Malaysian office too.

Copyright of the 3D images by the client IREKA Aseana Properties Limited Co.

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