Laterite house stands out in Saigon neighborhood

By Minh Trang   January 25, 2021 | 02:36 pm GMT+7
A three-floor villa built of laterite and with a red tiled roof in Saigon's Binh Tan District has a distinctive appearance.
On a 7,000-square-meter, the house can be recognize from distance thanks to its red roof. The roof protects the house from sunlight from the East, and orients all living space towards the garden and swimming pool.

The house, which is on a 7,000-square-meter plot, can be recognized from a distance thanks to its red roof. The roof protects the house from the sun in the east, and ensures all living space fronts the garden and swimming pool.

The roof also connects the main building, 210-square-meter, and the veranda. According to architects, it took them more than a month to construct the roof.

The roof also connects the 210-square-meter main building with a veranda. According to its architects, it took them more than a month to install the roof.

A hole on the roof gives homeowners sunlight on the second floor, so they can have a space for outdoor activities, and natural light can penetrate other rooms.

An opening in the side of the roof allows sunlight into the house.

A red spiral staircase is located outside, next to the swimming pool. Residents can go directly from their rooms to the outdoor space on the ground without passing by the kitchen and living room.

A red spiral staircase is situated outside next to the pool. Occupants can go directly from their rooms to the outdoor space on the ground without having to go through the kitchen or living room.

All spaces on the ground (living room, kitchen and dining area) are interconnected. In the middle of the villa, a void connects three floors.

All spaces on the ground (living room, kitchen and dining area) are interconnected.

The stair handrail has the same material and pattern with the floor.

The stair handrail has the same material and pattern as the ceiling.

Walls are covered with laterite. Laterite is a dense clay rich in aluminium and iron and colored rusty-red by iron oxides. It is usually used for building traditional homes and garden walls. Combining with the tiled roof, laterite makes the villa more aesthetic and stable. According to homeowners, the villa costs them VND7 billion ($303,135).

The walls are built of laterite, a dense clay rich in aluminium and iron and colored rusty-red by iron oxides. It is often used to build traditional homes and garden walls. Together with the roof, the laterite makes the villa more aesthetic.

According to the homeowners, the villa cost around VND7 billion ($303,135) to build.

According to the homeowners, the villa cost around VND7 billion ($303,135) to build.

Photos by Quang Tran.

 
 
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