The Flora Kikyo residences are located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in the urban area of Nam Long. With outdoor pools, BBQ areas and green spaces, the apartments are designed for occupants to fully enjoy the natural landscape surrounding their home. The buildings were developed by Vietnam’s Nam Long Investment Corporation, but are designed in the flora Japanese style with the inspiration of Japanese investors Hankyu Realty and Nishi Nippon Railroad. The Flora Kikyo apartments are named after Japanese bellflower native to East Asia. The Japanese style and floral inspiration creates an elegant atmosphere that optimizes natural light and air.
The 15-floor Flora Kikyo building, designed by Ardor Architecture, contains 234 one and two-bedroom units. With external shading devices, low-flow showerheads and more, the resource-efficient apartments allow residents to reduce both their carbon footprint and utility bills.
With over 25 years of experience, Nam Long Investment Corporation seeks to use effective designs to optimize space for residents in their housing development projects, which have housed over 10,000 families. The company was established in 1992 as the first non-state developer in Vietnam.
The Nam Long Flora Kikyo residences have received a preliminary EDGE certificate from SGS Vietnam.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, external shading devices, insulated roofs and external walls, low-E coated glass and energy saving lighting for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets for kitchen and bathroom sinks and water-efficient water closets.
Autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for external and internal walls
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.