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Derelict Tropical House Reborn as Luxe, Airy Residence

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki via <a href="">Designboom</a>.
Photos by Hiroyuki Oki via Designboom.

Built from the gorgeous architectural bones of a derelict house in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh city (the former French-colonized city of Saigon), this house by local firm MM++ Architects is all masonry and concrete, which would lend the dwelling a heavy, brooding look from the street if not for the pivoting glass doors on all its sides that let light and air flood in. Open-plan, minimally-partitioned interiors carved into the original concrete frame go a long way in helping keep the common areas feeling breezy. Second-level bedrooms and baths (check out that stunning marble!) are lent privacy via wood-slat-sheltered windows.

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