H&P architects' breathing house in vietnam features double-layer façade
 
H&P architects' breathing house in vietnam features double-layer façade
nov 06, 2016

H&P architects' breathing house in vietnam features double-layer façade

designed as a house that ‘breathes’, H&P architects has completed a private residence outside of hanoi, vietnam that aims to divert away from the typical ‘suffocating’ row house buildings that have been constructed in recent years.

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all images © nguyen tien thanh

 

 

 

the solution to which the architects at H&P decided to employ focused on the internal organization and the façade. the living spaces have been distributed around many voids, influencing the overlapping and multi-tiered floor levels that allow natural light to reach all corners of the house. meanwhile, the double-layer element features an inner skin clad in glass panels and the outer layer constructed from recycled ceramic bricks. potted plants are arranged randomly in-between the empty space to regulate humidity and mitigate radiation.  

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the pattern frames yet distorts the views to the outside

 

 

 

the five-storey townhouse is topped with roof garden with the private and communal spaces evenly distributed throughout; the distinctive envelope of bricks blurring this view from the outside. furthermore, the ceramic bricks are organized in a specific pattern throughout the vertical building. together with the solution of absorbing dust and smoke from the environment, the envelope promotes privacy, while creating an interesting play of light for the environment inside.

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the first layer of envelope is all glass, meanwhile the outer is made of ceramic bricks
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the interior is arranged around many voids

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sitting on a corner site, the many-leveled home stands as distinctive build next to its neighbors

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the ground level features a garage

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the build is located 15 kilometers from the center of hanoi

 

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  • CLAUSTRA material was used in VietNam from the 1960s , then the application of architectural biggest Claustras happened at the Presidential Palace Project named Dinh DOC LAP designed by Architect NGO VIET THU . Till now we can watch all the magnificent views of that Palace’s side .

    The NGOI NHA XINH JSc
  • I cant say I like any of their work but today in Saigon fabulous new work is appearing, whether from scratch or via renovations, especially in commercial constructions. Its a joyful thing to see that Vietnamese are willing to move off of traditional designs and give quite a lot of thought and care to the forward-looking phases of the Saigon skyline.

    charles

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