perched in the mountains of northern vietnam is architect chu văn đông second forest house. built on a lot around 40 square meters, it is made for 2 to 4 people, thus doubling the capacity of the temporary home area designed to be a overnight dwelling or staging area for when visiting the mountains.

left is the first forest home completed by chu văn đông, on the right is the newly completed addition
all images credited to lê hoàng

 

 

architect chu văn đông used materials such as a steel box, wood, glass, lightweight concrete and clay stone to provide a framework for the home. these lightweight materials are incorporated to reduce the potential impact that the structure of the foundation has on the environment. the home offers sweeping views, and also incorporates the existing trees and surrounding terrain with an outdoor playground.

it is perched above the first home in the forest
the home filters the sunlight from the forest into the home
the home sports views of the hills and surrounding forest
the home is built for 2 to 4 people
this home also features a living area
the home is built using materials to incorporate the inhabitants into nature 
the architect titles the grid net a ‘playground’ but it can also be used as a lounge
a larger washroom than in the first home is featured
similar to the first home, the second is also perched on pilotis
at night, the home in the forest lights up the dense vegetation surrounding
a jacuzzi is also featured in the far left corner of this photo

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

company: cong ty tnhh d12 design

design leader: chu văn đông
design team: đặng việt long, nguyễn đình nghĩa

location: sóc sơn – hà nội

acreage design area: 40m2

year complete: 2018

image: lê hoàng

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