2022 Winners > Winners of Vietnam

3rd Prize


Title: 8 (Eight)

Name: Nguyễn Thu Ngân

School: Ha Noi University of Civil Engineering

With the hustle and bustle of city life, people are gradually exhausted in all aspects, especially spiritually. One of those moments of self-healing is soaking in the bathroom. It is generally recognized that the numerous ideas that have emerged in this space. Explaining that phenomenon, it is said that the bathroom space is a place where we exist only, at this time we face ourselves and connect with our souls. All bad energy is washed away, new energy is pumped up. Others say that when we run out of energy, we need to connect with nature more. It is the energy of heaven and earth, the energy of plants, the energy of mother earth, the energy of life. It would be great to combine those two things, separate yourself from the hustle and bustle and then immerse yourself in the green place. At times like these, our thoughts flow like that, drifting in the air, drifting into the mountains...

What is the inspiration for your design?
Design inspiration comes from natural transformation through human hands. For example, a rough block of stone that can be carved into delicate shapes. The design evokes a delicate work carved out of nature.

Who is the target user and how does the design fulfill the need of the target user?
A space experiencer is anyone looking for a short break, wanting to get away from the exhausting hustle and bustle that don't have much time. The design creates a separate bathroom space, making the experience truly natural while still ensuring privacy.

How does the design fulfill the theme for the chosen category?
The design plan ensures that each function in the bathroom connects with nature in one way or another. The view of the people inside is wide open to the outside, while the outside reflects the natural surroundings by using 1-way glass. At times, users can touch and feel nature directly, while cleansing their souls. The main material that makes up the space is made of bamboo, which is stable against humidity and harsh weather, moreover, the feel it brings is rustic, exuding the true spirit of the design.

How does the choice of products contribute to the purpose of the design?
Selected products have a strong appearance, although the block is square but still soft. All types of equipment have the spirit of harmony -in harmony with the surrounding, being part of the surrounding elements, like a masterpiece of nature.