this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density

this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density

 

TH house is a 124sqm dwelling for a family of four in hanoi

 

located in a densely populated area of hanoi in vietnam, the TH house by ODDO architects is a narrow five-storey building accommodating a young family of four. with rapid urban developments, high population density, and shrinking green open spaces in the city, the architects opted for a design concept that increases livability in tight spaces and optimizes the tradition of common living. that said, the final design is a 124sqm dwelling that stands out in a tightly packed neighborhood and overcomes the ‘stuffy’ local climate thanks to its vertical configuration – allowing fresh air and natural ventilation to circulate throughout.

TH house
all images © hoang le / 3D illustration © ODDO architects

 

 

increasing breathability and spaciousness in a tight area

 

in response to the current density of the area, the team at ODDO architects integrated features that increase breathability, flow, and spaciousness within the TH house. first, the 1.5-meter wide entrance door is counterbalanced by an all-glass northern façade that lets natural light flood the interiors. similarly, the difference in ceiling heights communicate a sense of enlargement and versatility within a tight, 124sqm space. plant life finally weaves its way across the building to improve the microclimate, as well as offer respite from the hectic daily life.

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natural light and ventilation circulate throughout the TH house

 

 

optimizing the culture of common living 

 

TH house is composed of a kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, a living area on the third floor, private bedrooms on the second and fourth floors, as well as a praying room and laundry area on the fifth floor. architecturally, all these spaces come together to encourage interconnectedness and accentuate the practice of common living. as an example, both the kitchen and living areas are placed alternately between the private bedrooms of the children and parents to forge stronger conviviality. additionally, the living area at the center of the third floor concentrates all family activities and connects to other spaces through a series of skylights that bring in natural daylight and ventilation. 

TH house
the kitchen and living areas are placed alternately between the private bedrooms of children and parents

TH house
skylights across the residence increase spatial breathability

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this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
plant life weaves throughout to create the ideal microclimate amidst the humid weather of hanoi

this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
differences in ceiling heights generate spatial diversity and a sense of expansiveness

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© ODDO architects
© ODDO architects
this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
 
this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
 
this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
 
this narrow, five-storey vietnamese residence adapts to extreme urban density
 

project info:

 

name: TH house

location: hanoi, vietnam

completion year: 2021

architecture: ODDO architects 

project area: 124sqm

lead architects: mai lan chi obtulovičová, marek obtulovič, nguyen duc trung

photography: hoang le

 

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