ALPES green design & build brings resort lifestyle to vietnamese townhouse
ALPES green design & build brings resort lifestyle to vietnamese townhouse
oct 03, 2016

ALPES green design & build brings resort lifestyle to vietnamese townhouse


to avoid looking and turning into a home that is closed-in, cramped, with bad ventilation –seen in many residences being built during the rapid growth of vietnam’s urban fabric– ALPES green design & build has designed a townhouse in da nang built on establishing a luxury and green-filled environment for the inhabitants.

all images © hiroyuki oki




ALPES green design & build developed ’resort in house’ as a four-storey home characterized by its concrete and masonry louvers that make up its exterior envelope. the addition of plants positioned in an alternating fashion forms a protective blanket to reduce heat radiation and in turn, the exterior introduces natural light –not direct– and allows hot air to escape.

a central open green space provides airflow, access to different parts of the house via a continuous staircase




the roof top garden provides a leafy respite for stargazing and relaxing. meanwhile, the central open green space provides airflow, access to different parts of the house via open stairs and bridges. split level transitions link the rooms through the central circulation space, which is lit from the skylights and vents punctuating the walls.

the architects wanted to follow the appearance, and natural cooling system experienced in luxury resorts and villas




on the ground floor, a nine-meter private pool has been installed for the family and is an important factor in cooling hot air in the house. the combination between using greenery as a natural filter, experimentation in light and shadow and the material, the result sees the townhouse as a healthy, living setting adapted to the family’s day-to-day activities.

each bedroom opens up to the central breezy atrium

the brick and concrete louvers outside provide a distorted view while bringing light inside

higher quality natural materials were chosen for the home to be long-lasting

glass doors expand the visibility of the open green space

a nine-meter pool on the ground floor

plants have been planted inside the brick casings

the rooftop garden mitigates the heat absorbed through the roof of the house

the rear of the property






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