Saigon Apartments


A multi-storey residential development in a developing area of inner Ho Chi Minh City had the challenge of an awkward site with an irregular boundary.

The width of the narrow site was too deep for a single apartment and too narrow for two.

Taking the ideal apartment depth of 15 meters as a constraint, the apartments were effectively subtracted from the mass of the site area. An irregular-shaped block of five wings was created, ensuring aspect and amenity were provided to every apartment.

Location: Duong Ben Chuong Duong, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   10.756596, 106.688583
Date: 2005
Design team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Sergio Corona
Photography / images: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects