Saigon house hides greenery behind rough facade

By Minh Trang   May 10, 2021 | 10:54 am GMT+7
The minimalist facade and furnishing in a Saigon house frees up spaces for indoor gardens.
On a 113-meter-square plot in Saigon, the house stands out thanks to its grey cement facade. It has six floors, the three lower floors are for rental and homeowners live on the upper three.

The house, built on a 113-square-meter plot, stands out thanks to its grey cement facade. It has six floors, with the owners living in the upper three and renting out the lower three.

The owners wanted to have a minimalist facade, so architects decided to used cement and cemboards, a rigid, medium density, high-performance cement bonded particle building board that offers great strength and stability.Curves and plants on the facade give the house a softer look.

The owners wanted to have a minimalist facade, and so the architects decided to used cement and cemboard, a rigid, medium-density, high-performance cement bonded particle building board that offers strength and durability.
Curves in the facade and plants somewhat soften the house’s look.

Inside, small gardens are located in many parts of the house, from bedrooms to restrooms. The facade made of cement and cemboards help sunlight enter the house, benefiting the plants.

There are small gardens scattered around the house, in bedrooms and even the bathrooms. The open facade allows sunlight in for the plants.

Bathroom with a green view.

Bathroom with a green view.

The kitchen and dining area are surrounded by greenery on the fifth floor, with a city view.

The kitchen and dining area on the fifth floor are surrounded by greenery.

The minimalist kitchen gives homeowners more space.

The minimalist kitchen frees up space.

On the top floor, a vegetable garden helps homeowners to relax and have clean vegetables for their daily meals.

There is a clean vegetables garden on the top floor.

A closer look at the rough facade.

A closer look at the facade.

The house dons a distinctive look the evening. It costs homeowners VND6 billion to build.

The house gets a distinctive look in the evening. It cost homeowners VND6 billion ($262,008) to build.

Photos by Quang Dam.

 
 
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