Saigon house features 'outdoor room'

By Minh Trang   October 12, 2020 | 08:38 am GMT+7

A house in Ho Chi Minh City features a unique outdoor space to get natural light and breeze.

Located on a 160-meter-square plot in the bustling Saigons Binh Thanh District, this house is home to a three-member family, which wanted to have an open house with a bright, spacious outdoor space for trees, natural light and wind.

Located on a 160-meter piece of land in bustling Binh Thanh District, the house is home to a three-member family, which wanted to have an open structure with trees and plants.

The house is made up of three boxes hollowed out in an arch shape. The largest arch space forms the entrance and the outdoor living space for the house. This space, separated from the outside only by a pattered steel mesh, is where natural light and wind can enter the house.

The house is arch shaped. The entrance and the outdoor living space form an atrium, and is protected by a pattered steel mesh.

The arch space, 7 meters high, is separated from the outside only by a pattered steel mesh, is where natural light and wind can enter the house. Homeowners plan to open a coffee shop at this space in the future.

The arch space, seven meters high, is where natural light and wind can enter the house. Homeowners plan to open a coffee shop at this space in the future.

Another arch space on the second floor is also open to nature. The homeowners want only two bedrooms for their living space, so architects place these bedrooms and the worship room on the third floor, giving more open space for the first and second floors.

Another arch space on the second floor is also open to nature. The homeowners want only two bedrooms for their living space, so architects place these bedrooms on the third floor, giving more open space for the first and second floors.

Reading and working space on the second floor.

Reading and working space on the second floor.

Minimalist bedroom on the third floor.

Minimalist bedroom on the third floor.

Light penetrates into the house from various voids on the wall.

Light penetrates into the house from various voids on the wall.

A cut section of the house.

A cut section of the house.

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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