Saigon house has plants for walls, roof

By Moc Mien   February 18, 2019 | 09:27 am GMT+7

The brainchild of Vietnamese architects, the house gets a lot of natural light and air but little dust.

Narrow home in Vietnam gets cloaked with green veil

Located in a densely populated neighborhood in Saigon's District 1, the house is around 70 square meters in size.

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Architect Vo Trong Nghia and his colleagues designed a green ‘veil’ to cover the front, top and back of the house, allowing natural light and air to enter.

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The plants grown on a steel frame ensure privacy and safety.

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The house has five rooms arranged alternately, which create a series of micro voids that allow natural ventilation and light to spread through the whole property.

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The plants in front make this spacious living room cool.

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The decor is simple with rustic wooden furniture.

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The vegetation helps filter out dust and dirt, and keeps the house cool all day.

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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