Architecture F&B Interiors

KSOUL Studio designs Ho Chi Minh City cafe with ’90s vintage interiors

May 28, 2021

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Despite having doubts that using too many vintage elements will make the space look outdated, the designers felt convinced enough to give it a try.

Project details:

  • 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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