Da Nang's kite-shaped house maintains link with village life

By Thai Binh   October 3, 2019 | 11:31 am GMT+7

A kite-like roof sits on an elderly couple’s house which has natural ventilation.

Located on a countryside are of the central city of Da Nang, The Kite House is a gift of a son to his parents.

Located in the countryside on the outskirts of the central city of Da Nang, the 'Kite House' is a gift by a son to his parents.

Knowing the owners had been living on the farms for years, architects from ALPES designed a house inspired by rural features to maintain their connections with village life.

Knowing the owners had been living on the farm for years, architects from ALPES designed a house incorporating rural features to maintain a link with village life.

The metal roof was inspired by the shape of a kite, which not only reminded the owners of their childhood by also broke the monotony of local traditional houses in the area.

The metal roof is inspired by the shape of a kite, which is not only redolent of their childhood for the owners but also breaks the monotony of similar looking houses in the area.

The 196 square meter house is situated on a 1,500 square meter plot with a ground floor and a mezzanine floor.

The 196-square-meter house is situated on a 1,500-square-meter plot with a ground floor and a mezzanine.

The ground floor has three parts: outside seating area, a kitchen with dining area and two bedrooms.

The ground floor has three parts: an outside seating area, a kitchen with a dining area and two bedrooms.

A bedroom on the ground floor.

One of the two bedrooms on the ground floor.

The mezzanine is used as a common area bringing all the family together, especially on the weekend, when children of the elderly couple visit them.

The mezzanine is used as a common area, especially during weekends when the couple's children visit them.

Layers of brick walls and glass doors improve air circulation and create the connection between the indoors and outdoors.

Gaps in the brick walls allow air circulation and ensure the disconnect between the indoors and outdoors is not too stark.

Two ponds next door allow cool air to enter the house and keep it cool.

Two ponds nearby keep the neighborhood cool.

Blueprint of the whole are.

Blueprint of the house.

Ground floor blueprint.

Ground floor blueprint.

Mezzanine floor blueprint.

Mezzanine floor blueprint.

Section of the house.

Section of the house.

 
 
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