10 houses with special architecture in Vietnam
1. House for Trees in HCM City
With the desire to bring more green space to crowded Ho Chi Minh City, this house is built from five concrete blocks. The blocks are like giant potted plants, with banyan trees planted on the roofs. Roofs covered with trees help keep rainwater and limit flooding during the rainy season.
2. Saigon House in HCM City
The stairs and areas connecting the functional spaces in this 3-meter-wide home are painted in a striking color. The unique architectural design of the house is inspired by the traditional houses of old Saigon.
3. Drawers House in Vung Tau City
Located deep on a busy street in Vung Tau, this house is designed to evoke the feeling of being immersed in nature.
The living spaces are divided into three blocks surrounded by green courtyards. The living space is connected by a long corridor decorated with climbing plants.
4. Cuckoo House in Da Nang
This is a housing project combined with a cafe in Hoa Xuan Ward, Cam Le District, Da Nang City. Inspired by the cuckoo clock, this house consists of two blocks of unequal size. The main material is local traditional terracotta bricks. The living space is arranged above the cafe, and the design juts out into the garden.
5. Zen House in HCM City
This 4-storey house is not only a living space but a monastery. The home of a Buddhist family, the living spaces are organized around a skylight with a glass ceiling.
It has a surrounding wall and the rest is a connection of wood, iron, plaster, and unpainted boards.
6. T House in HCM City
Renovated from an old house, T House is located on an alley on Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 3. With an area of 161m2, the architect created a living space in which people interact with the surrounding environment.
The glass facade of the house is designed according to the Modulor system, the scale system based on the traditional golden ratio of European architecture combined with the anthropometric measurements of the famous architect Le Corbusier.
7. Chau Doc House in An Giang
This house, with an area of 340m2, is the living space of a large family of three generations. The facade and some interior walls are made from flexible tole panels. This allows family members to freely move between functional spaces.
Chau Doc House stands out on the banks of the Hau River thanks to the harmony between architecture and local cultural life. With a split-level design, removing the hard partition to divide the space and using the tole roof with butterfly wings of different heights helps the house to be cool.
In addition, the tole door system from the 1st to the 3rd floor helps the house receive natural light as well as maximize the wind.
8. House in Nha Trang
A huge terraced garden with many trees and flowers is on the top of the house. Below are small courtyards planted with trees for natural light and a connection with the roof garden.
9. "Brick Cave" House in Hanoi
The double-layer perforated brick design surrounding this house gives occupants the feeling of living in the midst of nature.
According to the architect, the house looks like a cave. It is enclosed by two layers of brick walls that meet at steep angles. Large and small openings are scattered, allowing light and wind to penetrate the house. These two layers of tiles also act as a filter to prevent dust and noise from the outside environment entering the house.
10. House in Trees in Hanoi
This is a townhouse located on a narrow plot of land in Hanoi with high noise and dust levels. A plant-filled atrium in the center of the house acts as a buffer against pollution, which allows the occupants to enjoy the outdoor space.
The facade of House in Trees is not too prominent but it has a unique solution for light and ventilation.