VTN architects vertically stacks gardens inside binh house in vietnam
 

VTN architects vertically stacks gardens inside binh house in vietnam

part of VTN architects’ ‘house for trees’ series, the ‘binh house’ demonstrates the approach of integrating tropical gardens, open spaces and water within a high density neighborhood in vietnam. as the dwelling is occupied by a family of three generations, the challenge was to establish a home that will give each inhabitant their own space, while encouraging interaction.

 

UPDATE: vo trong nghia architects won the ‘house – completed buildings award’ for binh house at the 2017 world architecture festival.

VTN architects binh house designboom
image © hiroyuki oki

 

 

VTN architects (previously vo trong nghia architects) has gained recognition for their greenery-filled architecture, and ‘binh house’ follows suit. a vertical stacking has been applied to the building’s organization with the gardens and glass walls being bound between the two main concrete façades. this strategy improves the microclimate by introducing natural ventilation and daylight into every room and, at the same time, the alternating openings increase visibility and interaction between the family members.

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
protruding volumes form the balconies of the house
image © hiroyuki oki

 

 

palms and plants form the different courtyards that link the continuously open living room, dining, bedrooms and study. the vertical variation of spaces provides interesting sightlines and a ‘lopsided pressure difference’, therefore natural ventilation is constantly maintained throughout the tropical temperature of vietnam.

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-04
the dining room is placed in-between two courtyards
image © quan dam

 

 

the building is finished with a roof garden which hosts large trees for shade. on the exterior, a distinctive character has been created with the few rectangular fenestrations revealing glimpses of the overgrown nature inside.

 

 

‘using sustainable materials such as natural stone, wood, exposed concrete combined with the microclimate, this house reduces greatly operational and maintenance cost. the architecture is not only to meet the functional and aesthetic concerns, but also as a means to connect people to people and people to nature.’  VTN architects

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
the home accommodates a family of three generations
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-13
one of the bedrooms opens up to the central balcony which also provides privacy
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN architects binh house designboom
binh house is one project in VTN’s ‘house for trees’ series
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
the gardens located on top of the vertically stacked spaces are bound by sliding glass doors
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
a play of light and shadow is seen even in the private bathroom spaces
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
looking down into the different levels of the home, greenery is apparent
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
rectangular openings reveal glimpses of the greenery inside
image © hiroyuki oki

VTN-architects-binh-house-vietnam-designboom-03
the private home is located in ho chi minh, vietnam
image © hiroyuki oki

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: binh house
principal architects: vo trong nghia
design team: masaaki iwamoto, chiang hsing-o, nguyen tat dat, nguyen duy phuoc, takahito yamada
status: built in march, 2016
program: private house
location: ho chi minh, vietnam
site area: 321.6 sqm
footprint: 136 sqm
gfa: 233 sqm
contractor: wind and water house jsc

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,528 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample