Vietnamese projects score at int’l architecture awards

By Long Nguyen   July 15, 2021 | 06:42 pm GMT+7
Bo Mon Preschool and Villa Tan Dinh have been honored at the annual A+Awards organized by renowned architecture website Architizer.
Bo Mon Preschool won the Jury Award in the Kindergarten section. Designed by Kien Truc O, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Bo Mon Preschool sits among the indefinite mountains and hills of Tu Nang Commune, Yen Chau District, northern Son La Province.

Bo Mon Preschool won the jury award in the Kindergarten section. Designed by Kien Truc O, an architecture firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Bo Mon Preschool sits among the indefinite mountains and hills of Tu Nang Commune, Yen Chau District, northern Son La Province.

The soft shape of the roof creates a shady area that transits slowly from the wall to the floor as the sun changes its course, animating a present that connects the architecture with its natural context, where it sits among the indefinite mountains and hills, and where it blends itself between the cloud and the smog of a highland afternoon, Architizer commented.

"The soft shape of the roof creates a shady area that transits slowly from the wall to the floor as the sun changes its course, animating a present that connects the architecture with its natural context, where it sits among the indefinite mountains and hills, and where it blends itself between the cloud and the smog of a highland afternoon," Architizer wrote.

The corrugated metal construction is basic, with some sensible-looking devices to ensure ventilation and holes allowing sunlight to enter the school.

The corrugated metal construction is basic, with some sensible-looking devices to ensure ventilation and holes allowing sunlight to enter the school.

The courtyard is essentially a multifunctional open area under a shady awning where children play together.

The courtyard is essentially a multifunctional open area under a shady awning where children play together.

Tan Dinh villa wins the jury prize in the Private House section. The 300-square-meter villa belongs to a person who wants a comfortable and convenient living space amid the urban hustle and bustle.

Tan Dinh Villa won the jury prize in the Private House category. The 300-square-meter villa belongs to an owner seeking a comfortable and convenient living space amid the urban hustle and bustle.

The idea was to create a living space above a garden, giving occupants a feeling of walking along abridge. Architects tried to create a large garden intertwined with the house instead of having a few small green areas. To do this they had to eliminate unnecessary space and furniture.

The idea was to create a living space above a garden, giving occupants a feeling of walking along abridge. Architects tried to create a large garden intertwined with the house instead of having a few small green areas. To do this they had to eliminate unnecessary space and furniture.

The house brings comfort to the owner where they can enjoy a garden with all the flavors of Saigon in their own home, the magazine noted. According to Architizer, entries are deliberated by a panel of 400 jury members from a diverse range of creative fields and industry insiders, from fashion to interior design, tech innovators to real estate developers.

"The house brings comfort to the owner where they can enjoy a "garden" with all the flavors of Saigon in their own home," the magazine noted.
According to Architizer, entries are deliberated by a panel of 400 jury members from a diverse range of creative fields and industry insiders, from fashion to interior design, tech innovators to real estate developers.

Photos by Trieu Chien and Oki Hiroyuki

 
 
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