Arches bring a softness to the space
The Coi House has a lot going on, and we mean that in the best way possible. Built in a bustling neighborhood of Da Nang City, Vietnam, the three-story structure is hard to miss thanks to its textured facade.
The architects at Coi Design crafted the house as stacked volumes that create a tall, narrow shape. The ground floor is encased in classic brick with an oversized arched doorway that connects a walled courtyard to the living room. Another brick volume cantilevers over the first floor and has an arched balcony that’s attached to the master bedroom.
Arches are echoed throughout the house—in doors, windows, and entryways—as a way to bring a softness into the space. The architects wanted to create a home that toed the line between rustic and modern, which is achieved through a mix of materials like brick, timber, and concrete.
The most striking part of the house, of course, is not inside, but out. The second and third floors are wrapped in a white curtain wall that’s perforated with breeze block-like circles and shapes, which allow slivers of light into the home.