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 project was built using local labour and techniques, and some of the local materials were adopted from recycled resources. The gardens/green plots supply fresh produce for the family, and help enhance biodiversity, ecological cycles and microclimate of the site.


Dr Nirmal Kishnani: Ho Chi Minh City ...






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