Madame Nhu

Location site: Hawker Lane, Westfield Chatswood

Date of completion: November 15

Project type: Interior design and documentation


The design was inspired by the French colonial influences on the Saigon city. These influences can be found on Vietnamese-French colonial villas, street landscape as well as fashion and lifestyle. The approach of this kiosk design is to create a sense of nostalgia for 1950s/60s Saigon street which is highlighted by the typical aged yellow masonry wall with blue French window shutters. The lavish and colourful tropical garden with local flowers, such as bright bougainvillea, to enhance the sense of being at the Saigon street.