Located in Mui Ne, a seaside holiday destination in Vietnam’s south east coast, Oceanique Villas by MM++ Architects is a daring residential project. According to the developers, the construction is composed of three units, two three-bedrooms villas and one four-bedroom residence, each with a private swimming pool. Facing various challenges, the building was raised almost two meters from the beach level in order to keep a good privacy from the neighboring public beach, maximize sea view and prevent site erosion.

The layout for each villa was carefully planned and all interiors offers spectacular sea views: “On the ground floor the kitchen, dining and living room are merged in one single space mono-oriented to the beach front while the back has been designed with a patio open to the sky to bring sunlight and natural ventilation. Master bedrooms are open to the infinity swimming pool and by extension to the sea. In the back, each bathroom has a private garden with Jacuzzi, bringing light, ventilation and strong outdoor/indoor connection.

On the first floor, all bedrooms have a large ocean view with floor to ceiling windows recessed in the concrete structure providing enough shade”. A timber decking terrace acts as a perfect spot for contemplating the ocean. What are your thoughts on this modern palm-tree hideout? [Photographsy: Hiroyuki OKI]