23o5 studio blurs boundary between inside and outside in vietnamese house 23o5 studio blurs boundary between inside and outside in vietnamese house
jun 20, 2016

23o5 studio blurs boundary between inside and outside in vietnamese house

23o5 studio blurs boundary between inside and outside in vietnamese house
(above) the longcave house is located on a 5×40 meter lot
all images courtesy of 23o5 studio

 

 

 

vietnam-based 23o5 studio has completed ‘the longcave’, a house located 40km east of vinh long, in an area where people have been transferred from wide-open lands with fields and rivers into batches poorly divided, with little natural light and low living qualities. also known as an insecure locality, people tend to hide inside their homes to escape from this harsh reality. set within a 5×40 meter lot, the architecture studio aimed to create a safe oasis for their owners, trying to bring as much natural light as possible as well as plants arranged in small inside gardens. 

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
the boundary between inside and outside is blurred away

 

 

 

the architecture of the house designed by 23o5 studio references the ‘son doong’ cave and human life in the initial cave period. because the space is short on width but large in length, it gives a cavern feeling that was accentuated by the removal of inside walls that only appear in the end to create and separate the bedrooms. once you step through the front door, the wall-less space is divided by the different ceilings that determine the feeling of each area. the studio made sure natural light would flow throughout the space by adding skylights that create a play of light throughout the day. 

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
skylights were added in order to allow natural light to flow inside the cage-like home

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
small garden patches were inserted, giving an outside sensation to the inside

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
the ceilings define the different spaces

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
inside gardens add to the natural feeling of the house

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
a game of light and shadows can be seen throughout the day

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
the gardens, like the ceilings, also separate the spaces

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
kitchen and dining room

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
elevation 

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
night perspective

23o5 studio the longcave vietnam designboom
model

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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