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H.a Architects designs tropical garden-inspired mixed-use property in Ho Chi Minh City

November 9, 2020

This house designed by H.a. Architects sits on a 5m x 17m site located in District 7 of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City. Situated between a row of houses with mandatory planning regulations such as height, setback space, and balcony, among others, the house has been designed as a mixed-use rental property, including office space on the ground floor and four apartments.

The design team sought inspiration from tropical gardens. The suspended floor structure is used for the ground floor space to remove the column in the angular position, thereby creating a smooth flow connecting the house and garden.

One of the main highlights of the house is its staircase, structured like wooden bars designed along the length of the house. The staircase is not only a transportation axis but also a ventilation opening for all apartments. It acts like a garden of light and a resting place for meeting members of the house, thereby encouraging unplanned interaction among residents.

The house receives a large amount of heat from the west, so the design solution in each apartment is the auxiliary functions that are pushed out, creating a sun filter including three layers: a balcony with green garden, curtain and door system as well as areas for cooking, eating and reading to cover the sun for the main living space, but still ensure a view of the river.

Project details:
Architects: H.a
Area: 85m²
Year of completion: 2020
Architect-in-charge: H.a.
Structure: Kakale Company Limited

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Photos: Quang Dam

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