landmak architecture clads cocoon house in vietnam with white concrete blocks
landmak architecture clads cocoon house in vietnam with white concrete blocks landmak architecture clads cocoon house in vietnam with white concrete blocks
feb 17, 2016

landmak architecture clads cocoon house in vietnam with white concrete blocks

landmak architecture clads cocoon house in vietnam with white concrete blocks
all images by trieu chien




in a neglected urban area of vietnam, local practice landmak architecture has transformed a red brick row house with a distinctive new façade. in renovating the existing architecture, the design team — led by ta tien vinh and truong tuan chung — restructured the clustered internal layout and added an extra floor to the original building. named ‘cocoon house’, the scheme takes advantage of its plot, with new secluded gardens at its front and back.

the project sees the transformation of a red brick row house in vietnam




the building and its balconies have been clad with white concrete ventilation blocks that promote natural airflow and daylight. behind these decorative façades, sheltered green spaces offer residents private and secure areas for outdoor living. a kitchen block has been added at the rear of the property, while the roof now serves as a terrace for the master bedroom on the second floor. local regulations insisted that the form of the pitched roof remained.

the building features a distinctive new façade




other recently completed projects in vietnam include a kindergarten comprised of brightly colored stacked volumes, and a beachfront residence designed by brazilian architect marcio kogan. see a selection of the best contemporary architecture the country has to offer on designboom here.

the overhaul included the restructuring of the internal layout

the external cladding promotes natural ventilation

a brightly lit study at one of the dwelling’s upper levels

the comfortably furnished master bedroom

an outdoor terrace is found at the second storey

sheltered green spaces offer residents private and secure areas for outdoor living

the building has been clad with white concrete ventilation blocks

at night, the house glows from within like a lantern



project info:


name: cocoon house
architects: landmak architecture
architects in charge: ta tien vinh, truong tuan chung
team: le minh hoang, ngo hung, nguyen viet anh, nguyen thi thao, pham dinh hanh, vu nam son , do thọ ha, tran viet phu, bui huy toan
construction supervisor: nguyen trong huan
completed: 2016
home decor: lava VN
photography: trieu chien

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