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MDA Architecture creates "terrace park" for outdoor activities on top of this house in Vietnam
Vietnam Architecture News - Jul 07, 2020 - 17:02 4343 views
Vietnamese architecture studio MDA Architecture has created a "terrace park" for outdoor activities on top of this house in Vietnam.
Called Park Roof House, the house, conceived as a complex element within the city fabric, is situated in Tan Thoi Nhat, in Vietnam.
The 450-square-metre house was designed based on the owners’ demands: at once a serene place for weekend relaxation and a precinct filled with greenery, light and absolute privacy.
The house features pop-up spaces for maximum greenery in both inside and outside, while ensuring privacy through these green infills.
Based on the owners' design brief, the design team decided to separate the house into two parts with a twist of split-level arrangement to create privacy and optimize the space of the internal frontage.
As this area is used for many mobility activities, each balcony and set of stairs is particularly customized and vary from floor to floor to avoid repetition in moving and maximize the utilization.
"Acknowledging the inefficient use of a house’s roof in such fast-growing cities, as well as the distance barrier between the house and public parks, the design team came up with an idea of hybridizing a “terrace park” for the house," said the office.
"The family members can stay indoors and experience their early morning activities such as doing exercises or relaxing under the shade of trees right on top of their house."
Since there are lots of spare spaces, the terrace park could also transform into a botanic garden where vegetables and plants are grown for consumption.
In the interiors, the balcony compartments are pressed with red bricks resemble large and small plant containers.
They are arranged in a disoriented order and take place in many parts of the house for practical planting activities. By doing this, the house is always covered with greenish color which bring relaxation and stress relief for the family.
First floor plan
Second floor plan
Third floor plan
Terrace floor plan
Project name: Park Roof House
Architects: MDA Architecture
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All drawings © MDA Architecture
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