“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award

An environmentally friendly house project called “Bat Trang House” has been named Best New Private House in the Wallpaper*Design Awards 2021, with the structure featuring a traditional Vietnamese shophouse located close to Hanoi.

“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
The Wallpaper* magazine of the UK launches the awards, drawing hundreds of entries worldwide. It aims to honour construction sites that have served to lift the spirits of the communities in which they are located. “Bat Trang House” by local architect Vo Trong Nghia is named in the new private house category.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
The house is situated in Bat Trang pottery village on the outskirts of Hanoi, an area renowned for its ceramics production.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia originally designed the house for an affluent artisanal family that produces high-quality ceramic products.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
The ceramic cloak protects the house from the sun during the summer and from the harsh wind in the winter, with the holes ensuring that the house still enjoys plenty of natural light.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
Large gaps allow the trees and plants from the elevated gardens to burst through the terracotta-coloured façade.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
The house is able to accommodate seven people and consists of a kitchen, a living room, five bedrooms, and several airy gardens.
 
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
Architect Vo Trong Nghia hopes that the personality and heritage of Bat Trang craft village is evident in the site’s architecture. In an effort to do this, he decided to wrap the property in a wall made of perforated red clay ceramic tiles that he commissioned to be produced in the village.
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award
“Bat Trang House” wins international architecture award

VOV/ Photos: Wallpaper.com

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