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Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Vietnam Architecture News - May 28, 2019 - 03:20   2661 views

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Vietnamese architecture studio Tropical Space has converted an old house into a new showroom that contains Vietnam's traditional fish sauce and organic products. 

Situated in a narrow plot in the existing city fabric, the new building, called Organicare Showroom, was reformed from an old house which was built before 1975. The house itself was fixed and expanded for many times.

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space designed a consistent frame system combining of brick and metal for the façade and the interior which is used as shelves to display the products. 

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

This frame system can be changed and removed flexibly depending on the size of the products. Besides honoring the value of Vietnam traditional fish sauce, Tropical Space also wants to honor the value of the traditional clay brick.

The interior space also features a mezzanine floor which is also covered by brick shelves. An elongated wooden seating allows visitors to discover products while seating. Each shelve displays a different product that entirely creates a continues brick pattern in both inside and outside. 

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space is an architecture firm based in Ho Chi Minh city, founded by architects Nguyen Hai Long and Tran Thi Ngu Ngon. With a deep understanding of Vietnamese culture and climate, Tropical Space is committed to the use of environmentally friendly building practices and sustainable material selection.

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

Tropical Space uses brick shelves to convert old house into an organicare showroom in Vietnam

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