Project / 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 ...


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