tropical space constructs vietnamese showroom with clay brick + metal frame system

tropical space constructs vietnamese showroom with clay brick + metal frame system

vietnamese architecture firm tropical space has used traditional clay brick and metal for the frame system of orgarnicare, a showroom for vietnamese fish sauce and other organic products. located in in ho chi minh city, the project is reformed from an old house built before 1975, which was itself fixed and expanded many times before.

all images by quang dam




the consistent brick and metal frame system designed by tropical space extends from the façade to the interior, where it is being used as shelves to display orgarnicare’s products. depending on the amount and size of products, the frame system can be changed or removed flexibly, while parts of it are occupied by pots with various types of plants that bring part of the outside, in.


‘besides honoring the value of vietnam traditional fish sauce, we also want to honor the value of the traditional clay brick,’ the studio, founded by architects nguyen hai long and tran thi ngu ngon, explains.




project info:


name: organicare showroom

architect: tropical space

location: 116 lê văn sỹ, tp. hcm


principal architect: nguyễn hải long, trần thị ngụ ngôn

design team: nguyễn tuấn đăng, phạm khánh duy, lê văn duy bảo, saurav shah

type of project: reforming project

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