trees grow through this lakeside dwelling in vietnam by H2 architects

trees grow through this lakeside dwelling in vietnam by H2 architects

rediscovering childhood: the tree house by the lake

 

In the heart of Vietnam‘s peaceful countryside, where perennial conch trees sway gracefully and a serene lake reflects the beauty of its surroundings, a remarkable ‘tree house‘ has emerged. The Tree House by the Lake, designed by H2 Architects, captures the essence of childhood memories, sustainable living, and respectful coexistence with nature. Through the careful use of recycled materials and a design that touches lightly upon its natural surroundings, this dwelling is planned to evoke a sense of wonder and offer a haven for both young and old.
h2 tree house vietnamimages © Dũng Huỳnh

 

 

A Journey into Nostalgia

 

The inspiration for the Tree House by the Lake stems from the cherished memories of an elderly man who recounted to the team at H2 Architects the simple joys of his childhood, where children gathered under the canopy of an old tree, fashioning makeshift tents from leaves. This primitive shed, aptly named the ‘House,’ provided respite from the scorching sun and ignited their imagination through games and storytelling. The architects sought to recreate this idyllic setting, allowing future generations to experience the wonders of nature and cultivate a deep love for their environment.

h2 tree house vietnam

 

 

a house built in harmony with nature

 

H2 Architects’ guiding principle behind its Tree House by the Lake was to ensure it existed harmoniously with its natural surroundings. Unlike imposing concrete structures, this dwelling harmonizes with nature, employing recycled materials collected from old worksites and repurposing them to minimize the impact on the environment. The architects aptly refer to these materials as ‘scrap,’ giving them new life and purpose. By reusing and repurposing these items, the project embodies sustainability and responsible architecture, advocating for a more eco-conscious future.

h2 tree house vietnam

 

 

Aesthetic Simplicity by h2 architects

 

With its rustic, time-weathered appearance and simple interiors, the Tree House by the Lake exudes a sense of tranquility and lightness. The architectural design prioritizes open spaces, inviting the warmth of sunlight, gentle breezes, and the playful dance of trees into every corner. Children who reside here have the freedom to explore, learn, and connect with their natural surroundings. They can run, climb, or simply lie down and observe the world from their treetop haven. This unrestricted environment fosters a deep connection with nature and instills a sense of adventure and curiosity.

h2 tree house vietnam

 

 

sustainable living in vietnam

 

The Tree House by the Lake stands exemplifies the transformative power of repurposing discarded materials. By breathing new life into these ‘scrap’ elements, the project not only reduces costs but also minimizes its ecological footprint. The building’s integration of natural elements such as sunshine, wind, and plants ensures a balance between aesthetics and functionality. In this way, the architects educate future generations about the importance of preserving and protecting the environment, instilling a sense of love and responsibility towards nature.

h2 tree house vietnamthe house fosters a deep connection with nature and instills a sense of adventure and curiosity

 

 

a shelter rooted in nature

 

The Tree House by the Lake, resembling a raised hut nestled beneath the towering conch trees, offers a cool refuge from the outside world. Its thoughtful design leverages the shade of the surrounding trees and harnesses the refreshing breezes from the nearby lake, creating a naturally comfortable and pleasant environment. By reducing reliance on modern cooling devices, the structure both cuts down on energy consumption and embraces a more sustainable approach to living.

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trees grow through this lakeside dwelling in vietnam by H2 architectsthe structure integrates space for the growing conch trees

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project info:

 

project title: Tree House by the Lake

architecture: H2 Architects

location: Vietnam

completion: 2022

photography: © Dũng Huỳnh

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