2024 Winners > Winners of Vietnam

2nd Prize


Title: Power Nap

Name: Ngọc Han Nguyen Huynh

School: University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City

What is the inspiration for your design?
Today, the bathroom serves not only as a place for personal hygiene but also as a space for emotional release and energy replenishment. Drawing inspiration from the concept of "Power Nap" - a method of body recovery that quickly eliminates fatigue by resting with closed eyes, Bathroom "Power Nap" perfectly meets the need for a short rest for most people who are constantly under work-related stress. Stepping into the bathtub, relaxing the body, then closing the eyes, unwinding, and calming down for 10-15 minutes can effectively restore energy and mental well-being in a short time, facilitating effective mental therapy.

How does the design fulfill the need of the target users?
The space is divided into 2 areas, wet and dry, allowing comfortable use for individuals, couples, and families. Simple materials and neutral colors create a comfortable atmosphere. The use of glass materials expands the space, while natural light helps eliminate bacteria and odors, creating a pleasant and comfortable bathroom environment. The glass partitions come with hanging curtains to provide privacy when needed. The sanitary equipment is complete, convenient, and easy to use. Slip-resistant tiles ensure safety for children and the elderly.

How does the design fulfill the design challenge?
The design concept is essential for the current trend of "mental therapy", creating a space for short breaks, relaxation, and psychological stability. The design style follows a healing trend, embracing natural elements, easy accessibility, and providing comfort for users. The materials are easy to source, install, maintain, and clean. Creating a space for "power naps" to quickly regain energy, restore health, and mental well-being. The design is feasible as the materials and equipment are readily available in the market, with simple shapes and lines focused on creating a warm, soulful atmosphere.

How does the choice of products contribute to the purpose of the design?
In addition to elegant design and durability, American Standard sanitary products are environmentally friendly and eco-conscious, saving energy and water to protect the ecosystem. Some products also have antibacterial properties to protect users' health. They are easy to use, clean, and maintain, with high safety standards. Therefore, choosing American Standard products is a perfect fit for hotel bathroom spaces.