Saigon home features 'indoor park'

By Minh Trang   July 27, 2021 | 10:01 am GMT+7
A house located in downtown Saigon, an extension of its environment, integrates greenery into its interior space.
Located on a 258-meter-square plot, the house faces a park on its north side. This prompted the architects to lure the greenery into the building itself.

Located on a 258-meter-square plot, the house faces a park on its north side. This prompted the architects to lure the greenery into the building itself.

A green facade defuses the intense sunshine.

A green facade defuses the intense sunshine.

A large void was created by cutting the volume through three floors, in the diagonal direction of the section. The void incorporates plants and trees, providing private rooms with additional natural light. It gives a feeling of continuity of the park, to all three floors of the abode.

A large void was created by cutting the volume through three floors, in the diagonal direction of the section. The void incorporates plants and trees, providing private rooms with additional natural light. It gives a feeling of continuity of the park, to all three floors of the abode.

On the ground floor, the void serves as living room, open to the park. The facade surrounding the void is covered with ivy.

On the ground floor, the void serves as living room, open to the park. The facade surrounding the void is covered with ivy.

The void is opens diagonally upwards, allowing natural ventilation throughout the house.

The void is opens diagonally upwards, allowing natural ventilation throughout the house.

A bedroom on the second floor is given a warm touch with  greenery and wooden furniture.

A bedroom on the second floor is given a warm touch with greenery and wooden furniture.

This house is one of the latest projects in a housing series called House for Trees by VTN Architects. It was honored at the Architizer’s A+Awards 2021, DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020, Dezeen Awards 2019, and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2019.

This house is one of the latest projects in a housing series called "House for Trees" by VTN Architects. It was honored at the Architizer’s A+Awards 2021, DFA Design for Asia Awards 2020, Dezeen Awards 2019, and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2019.

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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