Tony Fruit Office situates in District 4 of Ho Chi Minh City where building ratio is high with most of the constructed buildings serving as commercial hubs and office headquarters.

The site sits on a T-junction with an open view to the public park and square. However, two main facades of the building receive direct sunlight from dusk till dawn, causing a great overheating problem for the interiors.

The idea of utilising a perforated geometry allows the possibility to generate intermediate space for shading while maintaining expansive visual contact from inside the built environment to the urbanscape outside. On the other hand, setting back the hard construction creates rooms for outdoor greenery that results in a natural skin covering daylight exposed facades.

Protected by a blanket of plants surrounding the building, every office space in the interiors obtains a fresh view onto the green surface. A system of similar green spaces is continued on every floor with mutual eye contact from different levels, which further improves the enjoyable experience of each space.

A collective of wood slats forming cubics to provide effective shading against diagonal daylight entering the building. Meanwhile, the setback glazing receives as much as reflected light that benefits the cooling and lighting cost in building maintenance.

The Green-perforated block is a possible solution in improving working space conditions for urban buildings that resides in cities with the same tropical environment as Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.



Building Type : Office
Location: District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Site: 225 m2
Allowable Building Area: 150 m2
Built Area: 600 m2
Material: Natural wood, glass, basalt stone, wall paint etc.
Completed year: 2020
Photography: Hoang Le

Design studio: TAA Design
Principle Architect : Nguyen Van Thien.
Architects: Nguyen Van Thien, Nguyen Van Thuan, Le Thi Huong, Le Nha Vy.


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