LOOP HOUSE Located in the heart of Phnom Penh City, Toul Kork Residence sits on a quiet street nested in between traditional villa and new development area that used to be Boeung Kak Lake. The land is divided into two, a residential building and an office building that houses a new and up-coming architecture and design office.The architecture is inspired by the environmental factors of the site, the views, vernacular Khmer architecture and the New Khmer Architecture style in the 1960s period.The goal of the house is not just a home; it’s a journey and a place for inspiring the future of Cambodian and architecture in Cambodia. The raised ground floor reflects the traditional Khmer house; the internal courtyard offers communal space, views and a break away from the solid building of the typical villas surrounding it. The loop connects all floors together by creating a visual dynamic to the space. The exterior façade showcases deep shadow lines and a rhythm of vegetable columns that answers to the style of the new Khmer architecture and at the same time speaks contemporary green architecture. Lastly, the barrel vault shape roof acts as a beacon that mimics the iconic Islamic mosque that situated in Boeung Kak lake area and boosts a very special sleeping space in the inside.
Re-Edge converts 1960’s villa in Boeung Keng Kang area to meet the needs of the clients and their family. Thus, exploring the modern necessity of life without pushing away the conservative background of the clients is the main goal for this villa renovation project.The architecture follows the form of the existing structure but the materials and penetrations form a modern façade that appears grand yet remains easy to a conservative eye. The architecture is related to the interior design of the house by introducing two-story height spaces to allow connection between different floors at various locations such as front balcony, side garden and main living space inside the house. With this new modern form, the interior design style is rather modern and luxury classic to cater to the need of the clients.