chon architects layers greenery with transparent blinds for townhouse in vietnam

chon architects layers greenery with transparent blinds for townhouse in vietnam

vietnamese architecture practice chon architects has completed the ‘blinds townhouse’ in nha trang city, vietnam. conceived as a house organically attached to a small park, the design employs a transparent façade to create a dialogue between the residents and surrounding nature.

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all images by © quang trần



for the design of the family home, the architects sought to create architectural spaces that would foster community and interaction. the design includes a soft sun shadow curtain inspired by vietnam’s traditional architecture built from modern materials of steel and wire mesh. the transparency ensures maximum natural lighting within the home and allows engagement with the urban surroundings.

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the architects ensured that the house was designed in conversation with surrounding vegetation



the architects carefully preserved elements of the site, respecting its long history within the family across three generations. the 20-year old star-fruit tree creates conversation between architecture and landscape, while the timeless wooden furniture maintains the nostalgic quality of the home.

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‘our project was considered as an organic object that was attached with the park‘, explains the design team

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modern elements such as a floating staircase are paired with traditional furniture

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a mesh canopy provides a space to lounge above an interior garden

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moments of transparency throughout the design inspire interaction

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the architects ensured natural lighting would enter the space

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the open design ensures a harmonious setting for a family of all ages

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timeless wooden furniture from previous generations is preserved within the home

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modern materials of steel and wire mesh are employed throughout the space

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the voids acts as transitional spaces throughout the home

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the home makes references to traditional vietnamese architecture

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façade street view

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sectional drawing


project info:


location: nha trang city, vietnam
area: 5×19.5 m
form: 5×15.5m – 3 floor
direction facing house: west
lead architect: nguyễn công toàn
partners: trần kim trọng, phan ngọc danh
photographs: quang trần


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