Lake house stacked with natural virtue

By Minh Trang   June 8, 2020 | 11:00 am GMT+7

With thatched roof and a 'rice straw stack', a Hanoi house reflects a modern, northern Vietnamese aesthetic.

Located in Hanois Son Tay Town, the house lies next to a river and reflects typical northern Vietnamese architecture with wooden furniture and thatched roof. The house is also surrounded by a lot of trees and a river.

Located in Hanoi's Son Tay Town, the 157-square-meter lake-skirting house reflects a typically northern Vietnamese design, complete with wooden furniture and thatched roof.

All the spaces are permeated by plants, wind and sunlight. To maximize the lake view

All spaces are permeated by plants, wind and sunlight.

The elevated floor helps homeowners avoid humidity and termite. Starcase is hidden inside construction evoking a rice straw stack. Meanwhile, thatched roof creates shadow, sound-proof and control solar radiation efficiently.

The elevated floor helps homeowners avoid humidity and termites. A "hidden" staircase evokes a rice straw stack. Meanwhile, the sound-proof thatched roof helps control solar radiation by creating ample shade.

The roof of the straw stack is covered by glass panel allowing sunlight to penetrate.

The "straw stack" is covered by a glass panel allowing sunlight to penetrate its depths.

Bedroom with a lake view.

The bedroom offers a splendid lake view.

Common space faces the lake and lies next to a small garden.

The common area, situated next to a small garden, faces the water to add tranquility and a sense of motion to the interior.

First floor blueprint.

First floor blueprint.

Second floor blueprint.

Second floor blueprint.

The roof was the most difficult part during construction as the frames are curvy based on local terrain. It took 12 months and abooit VND2.5 billion to build the house.

The roof was the most difficult part to construct since trusses and rafters were curved based on the local terrain. The house took 12 months to complete at a cost of VND2.5 billion ($108,578).

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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