vo trong nghia architects: stone house vo trong nghia architects: stone house
feb 12, 2013

vo trong nghia architects: stone house

‘stone house’ by vo trong nghia architects, dong trieu, vietnamimage © hiroyuki okiall images courtesy of vo trong nghia



vietnamese practice vo trong nghia architects have completed the ‘stone house’ with naturally dark blue stones that define an ovular livable wall in a quiet residential area surrounded by the green landscape. the central oval garden continues through a sequence of spaces onto the inhabitable roof that wraps around over itself in an almost endless natural environment. the interior spaces balance between inner and outer-facing windows representing the introspection of the private life and the connection to the outside world. the rough masonry walls made of 10-cm blocks form the gentle curves, exposing the rugged shadows that play off of the solid-void relationship of the volume. rich dark wood frames punctuating the elevation begin to conjure up the feel of a cavernous medieval fortress made peaceful through the sinuous vegetative canopy. the interior enjoys light-flooded spaces reflecting off of polished timber surfaces with dynamic views over the suburban context and the private central oasis of the house.



view from the neighboring propertyimage © hiroyuki oki



main entranceimage © hiroyuki oki



(left) approach: bird’s eye view(right) view into courtyardimage © hiroyuki oki



green roof continues the interior space as an exterior sequenceimage © hiroyuki oki



(left) view from the central garden(right) detail of the stone blocksimage © hiroyuki oki



inner courtyardimage © hiroyuki oki



interior living areaimage © hiroyuki oki



first floor interior opens up to the courtyardimage © hiroyuki oki



image © hiroyuki oki



bedroomimage © hiroyuki oki



image © hiroyuki oki




floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



roof plan







  • Fantastic!!!

    Dan says:
  • Nice project that is reminiscent of OVALESS HOUSE (Fukushima, Japan, 2009) by Shigeru Ban. Unfortunately the windows don’t tie in with the facade. And what’s with the handles on the ouside of the doors on the first floor?

    Airborne says:

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