Zigzag house blurs boundaries between concrete, nature

By Trang Nguyen   June 1, 2021 | 01:45 pm GMT+7
A house in northern Ninh Binh Province stands out from its neighborhood thanks to its zigzag shapes and greenery connecting homeowners and nature.
Located on a 600-meter-quare plot, the house used only one-third of the land. Homeowner, a three-generation family with 11 members, want to spend more time connecting with each other and enjoying the nature.

Located on a 600-meter-square plot, the house uses only one-third of the land. Homeowners, a three-generation family with 11 members, want to spend more time connecting with each other and enjoying nature.

Architects decided to design the house with three floors and zigzag shapes revolving around a staircase.

Architects decided to design the house with three floors and zigzag shapes revolving around a staircase.

A koi fish pond is located in the garden, which is the main area connecting family members.

A koi fish pond is located in the garden, the main area connecting family members.

Homeowners use the ground floor for common spaces like indoor and outdoor living room, kitchen, dining area.

Homeowners use the ground floor for common spaces like indoor and outdoor living rooms, a kitchen, and dining area.

The dining area is interconnected with the outdoor living room. Terrazzo tiles with bright colors highlight the green shades of the garden and wooden furniture.

The dining area is interconnected with the outdoor living room. Terrazzo tiles with bright colors highlight the green shades of the garden and wooden furniture.

On the second and third floors, a common area is placed in the center, surrounded by bedroom. Thanks to the zigzag shapes, all bedrooms has window, allowing natural light and wind to enter.

On the second and third floors, a common area is placed in the center, surrounded by bedrooms. Thanks to the zigzag layout, all bedrooms have windows, allowing natural light and wind to enter.

Glass doors blur the bounderies between homeowners and nature.

Glass doors blur the boundaries between interior and exterior.

The house in the evening. Homeowners grow trees, fruits and vegetables in the garden for their own consumption.

The house in the evening. Homeowners grow trees, fruits, and vegetables in the garden for their own consumption.

Photos by Trieu Chien

 
 
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