Unusual ellipse-shaped home celebrates a return to nature in Vietnam

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There’s no question that the healing powers of nature can do wonders for our well-being, which is why the client behind the V4 House asked Hanoi-based design studio TNT Architects to create a home that felt peaceful and rural despite its suburban setting. In response, the architects created a dwelling that celebrates a return to nature with an immersive garden, swimming pool and unusual pavilion-like form. Located in Vietnam’s Nghe An province in the Nghi Loc district, the V4 House offers a strong… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This stunning brick “cave house” in Vietnam is open to the elements

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Striking 13-foot-wide family home in Vietnam looks like a jungle in the city

This narrow, four-story-tall family house in Vietnam packs a surprising amount of greenery in a very small space. Its box-like envelope features plants that seem to burst through the modular concrete structure, while the green roof planted with vegetables and flowers beautifies the space and provides fresh produce for the family throughout the year.

The main challenge for the designers, Ho Khue Architects, was the spatial constraints of the plot. Despite the fact that the house is only four meters… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Skinny house in Vietnam is surprisingly filled with natural light and cooling winds

Commissioned for a middle-aged couple and their child, the Cul-de-sac House is named for its location at the end of a long and narrow cul-de-sac. To maximize natural light, the interior is centered on an atrium that funnels light from the skylight into the surrounding rooms. Windows of varying sizes, including grids of square openings, punctuate the home to promote airflow that provides much-needed natural cooling in the tropical climate.

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