Steel shield, grills add looks, safety to new Saigon house

By Minh Trang   March 8, 2021 | 09:26 am GMT+7
A house in Saigon has a shield-like steel structure that serves to protect occupants’ privacy and give the building a distinctive look.
On a 64-meter-square plot in Saigons Binh Tan District, the house is home to a five-member family with three generations. This is a gift from a daughter to her mother, who has spent more than 30 years living in an old, deteriorating building

On a 64-meter-square plot in Saigon's Binh Tan District, the house is inhabited by five members of a family spanning three generations. The house is a gift from a daughter to her mother who’d lived for more than 30 years in an old, deteriorating building.

The house, located in a quiet neighborhood, is protected by a steel shield, which gives it a distinctive look.

The house, located in a quiet neighborhood, is protected by a steel grill shield which gives it a distinctive look.

The ground floor consists of the kitchen, common space, and the mother’s sleeping space.According to architects, they intentionally avoided designing a closed bedroom for the mother to facilitate ventilation.

The ground floor consists of the kitchen, common space, and the mother’s sleeping space.
According to architects, they intentionally avoided designing a closed bedroom for the mother to facilitate ventilation.

A skylight allows natural light to enter the house, nurturing plants. The first and second floors are designed in a miscellaneous structure to create more space and allow ventilation.

A skylight allows natural light to enter the house, nurturing plants that add an attractive green touch to the house. The first and second floors are designed in a miscellaneous structure to create more space and allow ventilation.

A close look at the skylight.

The skylight that allows natural light into the house.

The minimalist bedroom features coziness from wooden furniture.

The minimalist, cozy bedroom features eye-striking wooden furniture.

The sloped rooftop is utilized for growing shade plants, flowers, and organic vegetables. Steel umbrellas give the roof a distinctive look and reduce sunlight.

The sloped rooftop is used for growing shade plants, flowers, and organic vegetables. Round steel frames also form porous umbrellas that filter sunlight.

The garden space is also where homeowners can relax and watch the sunset after a long working day.

The garden space is a place where homeowners can put their foot up at the end of the day.

Photos by Quang Tran.

 
 
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