Project / 2nd Quarter 2020

FGLA 2020 Award: Jackfruit Village

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 asa 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, reduce humidity and allow for natural surface drainage.

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Living spaces are arranged according to the landscape and vegetation, closely associated with nature. Applying a VAC model (VAC ...

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