Stacked Planters House
Stacked Planters House
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Trong Nghia
Masaaki Iwamoto, Nguyen Quynh Han, Kuniko Onishi
Wind and Water house Joint Stock Company
Due to the rapid urbanization, many cities in Vietnam are losing their tropical green space and low-density landscapes are transforming into a densely populated metropolis. Increasing risk of flood, together with serious air pollution in urban areas has resulted in the situation. And Vietnamese new generation is being disconnected with nature. Against this backdrop, VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) is developing a series of house project, “House for Trees”, to create green space within a high-density neighborhood. As the most recent project in this series, Stacked Planters Housestrives to bring greens back to the city and forge an intimate relationship between human and nature.
The house is located in a neatly planned urban area, where the residents built up to the maximum allowable height. Maximum living spaces were achieved here by reducing the green spaces. By bringing greens back to the house, each house serves as a small park in a dense neighborhood.
The house is designed for a typical Vietnamese family with three generations. Each private function is packed into a concrete box that is seemingly stacked randomly. The horizontal concrete slabs, between boxes, are the terraces where trees grow. These semi-outdoor spaces serve as living and dining rooms where people gather.
The “House for trees” series always pays special attention to local and natural materials. What makes this project special, is the terrazzo wall which was a popular material back in the 80s, yet forgotten in recent years.
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02/2019 Breathing House 02/2019
12/2018 Stepping Park House 12/2018
09/2017 Stacked Planters House 09/2017
09/2017 Dong Anh House 09/2017
04/2014 House for trees 04/2014
02/2014 Dinh Liet House (Green Renovation) 02/2014
06/2013 Binh Thanh House 06/2013
02/2013 Green Renovation 02/2013
02/2011 Stacking Green 02/2011
In progress Diamond Lotus In progress
Green Good Design Awards/ Winner/ Stacked Planters House
World Architecture Community Awards 42th Cycle/ Winner [Category: Architecture Realised]/ Stacked Planter House