time architects ’ latest residential project in ho chi minh city is designed for a christian family, whose belief is the most important part of their lives. they want their new house to be modern and full of tradition as well. studying the context and the clients, the aim for the architects is to find ‘god’ in ‘nature’ and bring him to form, in nature: light, wind, the green — inspired by the space order of the traditional house, with patios, intermediate spaces, louvre doors — are ‘transformed’ to a ‘cover’, fitting the needs of living.

time architects has included a worship area in the house for the family to pray
all images © quangdam chimnon



the ‘soft-cover’ takes the role as an in-out environment filter as well as enhancing the interactions between homeowners and neighbors. the voids in vietnamese based studio time architects‘ ‘// house’ are the ‘storage’ for future ‘changes’. the separating-wood floors are used instead of the concrete, solid floors. through the voids, nature, in form of lights and winds, spreads throughout the house. wherever you are standing in ‘// house’, it is possible to feel nature surrounding you, changing as time goes by. with this, the bonds, the connections, the communications between people are strengthened.

the void is used to connect other places in the house

the floor is made from wood purlins of the old house

the common place is created be the wooden floor, the louvered window and the bamboo pattern ceiling

the view from above down to the ground floor level

the living room, the dining and the kitchen area are linked together, creating an open space

the roof tiles are recycled from the old house

interior view from the living room up to the sky

the aim for the architects is to find ‘god’ in ‘nature’ and bring him to form

the light is the symbol to express the ‘belief’



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