The windows enable residents to adjust the amount of sunlight and ventilation
HOUSE IN CHAU DOC
Located in the suburban town of Chau Doc in An Giang province, Southern Vietnam, this house serves as a communal residence for three families. The architects wanted to not only have the house blend well with its environment—both in physical appearance and spirit—but also have it filled with daylight, natural ventilation and open to the surrounding views of nature, as if living in a
This border town close to the Cambodian frontier has been developed along a branch of the Mekong River. As such, floating homes and pilotis houses are the predominant architecture for living, set amidst riverbanks and extensive rice fields.
Based on these conditions, what the architects aimed for was to adopt the local/regional materials and methods such as the local carpenters’ techniques as well as their construction methods as much as possible, while applying the following key features that differentiated the house from the rest in the neighbourhood.
House in Chau Doc
Chau Doc City, An Giang Province, Vietnam
210 square metres
Gross Floor Area
340 square metres
Number of Rooms
Nguyen Le Thu Ba
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Civil & Structural Engineer
Hiroyuki Oki; NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS