- FAIFO LANE RETAIL ZONE
- Scope of Work: Design & Build
- Client: CapitaLand
- Location: Ho Chi Minh City
- Completion Date: 2017
Historic emphasis on a busy and modern life landscape. The first impression comes to mind, stepping into the venue, is an absolute modern look. The metal borders running everywhere in the richest and boldest shades of red and green are used in a reasonable frequency, enough to create a busy and edgy look, yet not too overwhelming to mess up the whole place. The exposed ceiling is a remarkable add-on. It suggests an association with the underground tube system, which is often seen as a sign of the metropolitan lifestyle. Besides those, the wall paintings are also another element to note on. Illustrations are painted with vibrant colors in flat designs and semi-realistic styles, which help add a little fresh, young, and fun vibe. The real special charm is the road of lanterns, which is inspired by the famous historic district of Vietnam, Hoi An. Lanterns of different sizes in red and yellow remind people of the traditional design of historic buildings in monarchical Vietnam. The lanterns are put together in multiple layers to create depth at days, and dreamy glowing lighting at nights. These designs although displayed separately, do not seem separated thanks to the use of lanterns and red as the dominant color in different areas.