Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Quang Dam
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  American Standard, Carysil, Malloca
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Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Exterior Photography
© Quang Dam

Text description provided by the architects. Located near the crossroad in the center of Hue city, Tiam was renovated from an 18-year-old house, which was in really bad condition. With a gross built area of only 35 m2, this is the living space for a three-generation family of seven members.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair
© Quang Dam
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Second Floor Plan
Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Table, Chair, Windows
© Quang Dam

Spending time talking and understanding the essential needs of the owner, we designed Tiam in a way to give a better standard of living along with valuable experiences for each and all members of the house. It has three floors, one attic, balcony, and terrace.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Windows, Handrail
© Quang Dam

The first floor is for the café, which is run by the owner, and the rest of the building is for living. The vertical louvers and glass walls covering the house are like a vague partition between “in and out”, bringing people inside the house closer to nature and to other people in the streets.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Quang Dam

The louvers not only help reduce heat radiation but also create light effects and geometrical rhythm, which enhance people’s feelings every time watching, both from inside and outside.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Table, Bed, Bedroom
© Quang Dam
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First Floor Plan
Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Windows
© Quang Dam

The effective solution for such a limited built area is to design the interior as minimal as possible and to create continuous and open spaces. We create functional zones and place objects in order to bring members of the family closer to each other, but still be able to have their private spaces if necessary.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Wood
© Quang Dam

The old and ineffective spiral staircase has been replaced by the straight one, which helps optimize spaces and achieve better circulation. Furniture in the house is mostly made of bamboo, which is a sustainable and environment-friendly material. It owns some outstanding characteristics that are suitable for use in extreme climates in Hue.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Glass, Facade
© Quang Dam

The café on the first floor was designed with the same elements and materials as the rest of the house. Long curved tables, slim and transparent chairs placed in such a minimal and monochrome space make all other colorful objects noticeable. Moreover, the appearance of people drinking and chatting in the café makes it a lively and beautiful scene.

Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Facade, Column, Handrail
© Quang Dam
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Section A
Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Quang Dam

Plant pots of different sizes are found in every corner of the building. Plant pots on the louvers, balcony, terrace, and inside the house create a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Although Tiam is located near a crowded crossroad, all family members still feel close to nature and have such a peaceful living space.

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Cite: "Tiam Coffee Shop & Home / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates" 24 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/949614/tiam-house-nguyen-khai-architects-and-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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