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vo trong nghia architects: stone house
feb 12, 2013
vo trong nghia architects: stone house


‘stone house’ by vo trong nghia architects, dong trieu, vietnam
image © hiroyuki oki
all images courtesy of vo trong nghia

 

 

vietnamese practice vo trong nghia architects have completed the ‘stone house’ with naturally dark blue stones that define an ovular livable wall in a quiet residential area surrounded by the green landscape. the central oval garden continues through a sequence of spaces onto the inhabitable roof that wraps around over itself in an almost endless natural environment. the interior spaces balance between inner and outer-facing windows representing the introspection of the private life and the connection to the outside world. the rough masonry walls made of 10-cm blocks form the gentle curves, exposing the rugged shadows that play off of the solid-void relationship of the volume. rich dark wood frames punctuating the elevation begin to conjure up the feel of a cavernous medieval fortress made peaceful through the sinuous vegetative canopy. the interior enjoys light-flooded spaces reflecting off of polished timber surfaces with dynamic views over the suburban context and the private central oasis of the house.

 

 


view from the neighboring property
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main entrance
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(left) approach: bird’s eye view
(right) view into courtyard
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green roof continues the interior space as an exterior sequence
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(left) view from the central garden
(right) detail of the stone blocks
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inner courtyard
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interior living area
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first floor interior opens up to the courtyard
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bedroom
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image © hiroyuki oki

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


roof plan

 

 


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