Project / 2nd Quarter 2020

FGLA 2020 Award: 803 House

The image of a wooden house framed by a concrete structure drove the imagination of the architects. Amidst the dense and packed narrow houses in Ho Chi Minh City, this project stood out with its use of materials and spatial ingenuity. The interior is cool and comfortable, thanks to the open, permeable nature of the design. There is a transparency to the architecture—the hollow grid structure helps the building to breathe.


The construction site is located at the ends of two dead alleys, so the first floor has to be empty (i.e., without partitions) in order to allow the flow of air (and people) to move freely between the two ends. The house is divided into two parts by a big atrium in between; the front part of the house contains a worship space, an architecture studio ...






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