Saw-tooth model serves three-block Nghe An ideals

By Minh Trang, Trieu Chien   April 5, 2020 | 02:18 pm GMT+7

A young, central Vietnam couple proved a touch of modernity, combined with tradition, costs little when building their dream nest.

The 120-meter-square house in central Nghe An Province is the first true home of a young couple with their baby after years moving between rental houses and houses. Thinking that people only build a house once in their lives, they tried to find support from architects to have a comfortable and affordable home.

The 120-meter-square house in central Nghe An Province is the first "true home" of the young couple and their baby after years "moving between rentals."

Hoping to create a modern space blending into the countryside atmosphere, the architects took inspiration from the traditional three-block house of Vietnamese.

Hoping to create a modern space blending into the countryside, architects took inspiration from the traditional Vietnamese three-block abode.

Instead of traditional roofs, the architects divided the roof into three parts, creating shades and lessening the area facing the sun to make the house cooler on sunny days.

Instead of traditional roofing, a typical saw-tooth design creates enough shade to make the house cooler on sunny days. 

The front yard with a huge roof become a place for meeting and playing among locals.

The front yard features a spot of much needed greenery.

A giant door allows natural light to enter the living room, helping residents to maintain the culture of outside gathering and socializing of people in the north-central of Vietnam.

A giant doorway allows natural light to enter the living room, bolstering the north-central custom of socializing outdoors.

The three blocks are interconnected via small yards.

The three blocks are interconnected via small yards.

A minimalist interior approach ensured the project remained on budget.

A minimalist interior approach ensured the project remained on budget.

A living room table and chair set made by the young homeowners.

A living room table and chair set made by the young homeowners.

The minimalist interior design creates spacious rooms.

Spacious rooms add to the illusion of physical freedom.

The house has become a nest giving its owners more positivity and optimism.

The house has blessed its occupants with positivity and optimism.

The owners received a lot of support from the architects, who always told them to try for their dream house. The house costs around VND750 million ($31,680).

The final structure cost around VND750 million ($31,680) to build.

 
 
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