House in Chau Doc

Residential / Nov - Dec 2018

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
semi-outdoor space.

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.

Project Name House in Chau Doc
Location Chau Doc City, An Giang Province, Vietnam
Completion Date february 2017
Site Area 210 square meters
Gross Floor Area 340 square meters
Number of Rooms 5
Building Height 7 meters
Client/Owner Nguyen Le Thu Ba
Principal Architects Shunri Nishizawa
Main Contractor Local contractor
Mechanical &Electrical Engineer Local Engineer
Civil &Structural Engineer Local engineer
Images/Photos Hiroyuki Oki; NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS

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