VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
 

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue

 

in response to vietnam’s rapid urbanization and divergence from its origins as a low density tropical area, vo trong nghia architects develops ‘bamboo house’ — a small residential project in ho-chi-min city. in an attempt to reconnect vietnam’s developed urban areas to nature, the firm’s ‘house for trees’ concept is a series of prototypical housing designs that provides green spaces within high density neighborhoods.

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the ‘bamboo house’ is VTN’s response to vietnam’s density issue

 

 

due to vietnam’s narrow streets, otherwise known as ‘hem’, vo trong nghia architects’ ‘bamboo house’ is designed to create a comfortable living space in spite of the limited available space. the site’s density only allows two sides to create natural ventilation and light into the building. both the front and back of the house are open and wrapped with greenery, allowing cool wind to pass through.

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the façade holds an abundance of greenery 

 

 

the semi-open staircase is enveloped by creepers allowing the branches and leaves to function as a buffer layer that cuts out direct sunlight. moreover, the front façade is inundated with protruding planter boxes forming deep eaves that permit the clients to keep the windows open during the rainy seasons.

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
a detail of the house’s balconies with perching trees

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the trees are visible from almost every room in the house

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the rooftop contains a small refreshing pool for the hot vietnamese summers

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the living room

 VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue 
the bedroom

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the dining area

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the bathroom

VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the first floor
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the second floor
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the third floor
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the fourth floor
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the last floor
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue 
the roof
VTN architects' 'bamboo house' offers green solution to vietnamese density issue
the elevations

 

 

project info: 

 

office credit: vtn architects (vo trong nghia architects)
principal architect: vo trong nghia
associate architect: kuniko onishi
status: built in 07.2016
program: private house
location: district 1, ho chi minh, vietnam
site area: 60.7 sqm
footprint: 60.72 sqm
gfa: 217 sqm
contractor: wind and water house jsc
photographs: hiroyuki oki

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