Mystical, magical, green. A house for its human occupants and a house for the trees. More importantly a house that gives to the city as well. The design for the award winning House for Trees in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam aims to address the overwhelming lack of vegetation in this urban centre as well as providing a connection to nature and a means to alleviate flash flooding from storm water run off. Each building is a giant planter box. Monolithic at ground level, ethereal above. By Vo Trong Nghia Architects.
Jo has featured interiors by Finish designer Joanna Laajisto a few times, so I was stoked to find a feature of the Helsinki apartment she shares with her photographer husband Mikko Ryhänen. This 1928 remodeled space is beautifully restrained and bathed in white. Scandinavian decor at its finest. (Photos by Mikko Ryhänen via Living)