FGLA 2018 Merit: 204 House
Located in Nha Trang city in a densely populated area, cluttered with traditional narrow houses and amidst air and noise pollution from motor vehicles, this house is indeed a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood.
With a white façade and abundant greenery, this dwelling for eight stands out also for the way it ‘steps back’ from the street, converting its frontage space as a green buffer.
In Vietnam, most people maximise the front of their house to generate income, either by opening a family-owned business or renting out the space. Thus by not doing so, 204 House is essentially giving back some much-needed greenery to the city.
The plants are mainly vegetables or herbs, easy to find locally. Apart from contributing positively to the residents’ well-being, the greenery also helps improve the microclimate of the house and its immediate areas.
The architects also designed and installed a rainwater storage and treatment system to recycle rainwater for irrigation.
|Project Name||204 House|
|Location||204 Tran Quy Cap, Nha Trang|
|Site Area||117 square meters|
|Gross Floor Area||445 square metres|
|Building Height||13.2 metres|
|Client/Owner||Le Van Winh|
|Architectural Firm||MW archstudio|
|Principal Architect||Le Minh Quang|
|Mechanical &Electrical Engineer||Bui Thi My hanh|
|Civil &Structural Engineer||Nguyen Ai Thy|
|Images/Photos||Hiroyuki Oki; MW archstudio|