Located in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, Den Da Coffee Shop by KSoul Studio brings together the vintage charm of ’90s Saigon and contemporary programming of a cafe that serves as a social and interactive space. The site on Nguyen Hue Street right at the Phu Dong roundabout presents a distinct location, and the overall structure of the project and window-panes are aligned separately.
Taking inspiration from old Saigon homes, the cafe features grindstones and step-tread tiles. On the other hand, traditional bricks have been used in the bar area. Another example is the green-coated walls which recall the old house vibes, accompanied by round-shaped inox led cases – which are painted orange to demonstrate the confluence of old-school and new-school styles.
Despite having doubts that using too many vintage elements will make the space look outdated, the designers felt convinced enough to give it a try.
- Architects: KSOUL Studio
- Area: 165m²
- Year of completion: 2021
- Photographs: Valor Studio
- Manufacturers: Dulux, Kohler, Dat Viet, EUROTO, MaiKa
- Design team: Ksoul Studio
- Clients: Den Da
- Architects: Ksoul Studio
- Engineering: Ksoul Studio
- City: Ho Chi Minh City
- Country: Vietnam
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