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90odesign built this small house with brick walls as a shield of the house in Ho Chi Minh city
Vietnam Architecture News - Feb 11, 2020 - 14:46 4230 views
Vietnamese architecture studio 90odesign has built this small house with brick walls in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Named Small House 01, the 200-square-metre house draws a linear plan and shrinks backwards as the project's site becomes narrower.
Located on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh city, 30 kilometers from the center, the architects draw attention to the tropical climate of the area which is perpetual and annual average temperature typically ranged high.
"The majority of residents commute to the city center for their work on a daily basis," said 90odesign. "The area is occupied by single-story properties 30 years of age by and large though its landscape is not without refurbished and recently elected houses."
The house is constructed atop the foundation of an old property of a peculiar shape enclosed by the surrounding buildings. The homeowners, a family of four, wished for their house an abundance of refreshing natural elements and a high degree of privacy.
The design deliberately has its functional spaces encircle the central garden, the main source of natural light, and would, thus, encourage the bonding of family members.
The front consists of two brick walls with a shaded space nested in-between, shielding the house from direct sunlight and inviting fresh air into the property.
"By virtue of it compatibility to the local tropical air, rough brick is a common material in the area. It becomes the central piece of inspiration, complemented by walnut wood on white paint," added the architects.
The kitchen area and the washrooms are further accentuated by monochromatic pattern tiles. The design aims for a cozy living space, greenery intertwined throughout to offer a truly restful air for the homeowners.
Ground floor plan
Project name: Small House 01
Location: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
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All drawings © 90odesign
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