Jackfruit Village

Landscape, Residential / 1st Quarter 2019

Jackfruit Village

Covering a total area of 1.7 hectares and surrounded by a lake in the south and southwest, the existing development site is home to 38 jackfruit trees and 13 pomelo trees, typical of rural areas in northern Vietnam.

The main idea was to have the nucleus of the project—the ancestral house that will serve as a place of worship and meditation as well as a community space—to be located in the centre, and the residential units spreading out from the middle, hugging close to the surrounding trees, and making the most of the shade for the common yards.

Based on the topography, the ground floors are elevated to avoid pests like termites, reducing humidity as well as allowing for natural surface drainage. Living spaces are arranged according to the landscape and vegetation, closely associated with nature. Applying a VAC model (VAC in Vietnamese stands for vuon, ao, chuong that means garden, pond, livestock pen) with an existing fruittree garden, cage fish farming along with a livestock farm, abundantly supplies clean, organic food for the workers and users during the whole process, from construction to operation. The project uses a five-chamber septic tank and wetlands technology to treat waste water for irrigation and toilet. The ecosystems create a closed cycle that can be self-sufficient, renewable and maintainable in the long term. The buildings with their alternately solid and hollow spaces make them seem transparent, maintaining a harmonious relationship between the built and natural elements.

Project Name Jackfruit Village
Location Trai Lang village, Co Dong commune,
Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam
Status Under construction
  Expected Completion May 2019
Site Area 17,000 square metres
Gross Floor Area 2,800 square metres
Client/Owner Tran Manh Hung
Architectural Firm 1+1>2 Architects
Principal Architect Hoang Thuc Hao
  Design TeamDo Minh Duc; Le Dinh Hung;
Duong Van Manh;
Pham Hong Ngoc; Phung Ngoc Ha Ly
Main Contractor Nguyen Gia Phong
Mechanical &Electrical Engineers Le Xuan Vuong; Le Xuan Thang
Civil &Structural Engineer Nguyen Hong Chuong; Giap Duc
Phuc; Ninh Van Quang; Do Hong Kien
Images/Photos 1+1>2 Architects; Do Minh Duc

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