23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
 

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes

in ho chi minh city, vietnamese architecture practice 23o5 studio has completed a multi-functional building on a relatively small plot. the dense urban site, which is surrounded by structures of various heights, measures 3.95m x 15.15m, or 60 square meters (645 square feet). although the five-storey building primarily contains residences — from studio apartments to larger units — it also accommodates a wide range of different programs, including work spaces and retail outlets.

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
all images courtesy of 23o5 studio

 

 

in developing the ‘HVB complex’, 23o5 studio studied the ways in which residents interact with the city and its urban fabric. in this way, the project is viewed as a natural response to its setting. ‘the city — the way it is — is all we have,’ say the architects. conceived as a ‘living body’, the scheme is formed by a series of stacked elements rendered in white, with square apertures punched into its façade. the building’s monolithic appearance is broken up by voids that contain trees and yellow volumes that offer a playful sense of variety.

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the multi-functional building has been built on a relatively small plot

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the dense urban setting is surrounded by structures of various heights

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the building’s monolithic appearance is broken up by voids that contain trees

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the five-storey structure primarily contains residences — from studio apartments to larger units

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
yellow volumes offer a playful sense of variety

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the complex accommodates a wide range of different programs

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the project is viewed as a natural response to its setting

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the scheme is formed by a series of stacked elements rendered in white

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
‘the city — the way it is — is all we have,’ say the architects

23o5 studio's HVB complex in vietnam comprises tree-filled voids and bright yellow volumes
the project is located in ho chi minh city

 

 

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: philip stevens | designboom

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