1+1>2 architecture curves sheltered seedling house from bottles + bamboo 1+1>2 architecture curves sheltered seedling house from bottles + bamboo
oct 28, 2014

1+1>2 architecture curves sheltered seedling house from bottles + bamboo

1+1>2 architecture curves sheltered seedling house from bottles + bamboo
photo © vu xuan son
all images courtesy of 1+1>2 international architecture JSC

 

 

 

in the series of community development projects by 1+1>2 international architecture JSC, in collaboration with research centers and public health development COHED, the ‘bottle seedling house’ has been built within a rural community affected by HIV and AIDS. the work aims to improve the quality of agriculture, strengthen community connections, and help people with the conditions socially reintegrate.

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the project aims to improve the agriculture
photo © vu xuan son

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exterior bamboo structure organizing nearby fields
photo © vu xuan son

 

 

 

the land is located next to the sea dyke, with an average of 12 typhoons each year, which presents a big challenge when building. as a result, the architects understood that residence should be shaped to respond to natural disasters, protecting seedlings. the developed strategy has positioned the structure at the foot of the embankment – where it can be sheltered from the wind the most, the concrete pipe foundation can be buried deep underground, and enhanced cross bracing ensures a sustainable bamboo frame system.

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life at night
photo © vu xuan son

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the exterior façade is backlit
photo © vu xuan son

 

 

 

with an aesthetic that displays the same design principles applied to wind-sails – a familiar image to the fishing villagers – the house appears as an interesting accent between fields. the combined curves from plastic bottles that sparkle like moving furniture, with strong visual appeal.

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the project between two fields
photo © vu xuan son

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the geometry appears as a wind sail
photo © vu xuan son

 

 

 

with an area of only 16 m², using bamboo material, roofed by 3000 plastic bottles. the work serves approximately 10,000 tomato seeds per season, and provides a place for students to have after-school activities, as well as a place for farmers to rest and relax. the project is ongoing research, dissemination, and replication in order to practically serve the society.

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the interior effect
photo © vu xuan son

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the shelter is a place for farmers to rest and relax
photo © vu xuan son

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detail of the plastic bottles
photo © vu xuan son

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the bottle seedling house has been built by local farmers
photo © vu xuan son

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project info:

 

architects: 1+1>2 international architecture JSC
location: do son district, hai phong, vietnam
design team : hoang thuc hao, nguyen duy thanh, vu xuan son
collaborators: tran hong nam, local farmers, students
year: 2014
area: 16 sqm
photographs: vu xuan son

 

 

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