Vietnamese house wins UK architecture prize
Bat Trang House designed by Vo Trong Nghia has won for Best New Private House at the 2021 Wallpaper* Design Awards given away by a British architecture magazine.
Nghia is renowned for using traditional and local materials in his designs, and Bat Trang House is no exception.
The building got its name due to its location near Hanoi’s Bat Trang village, famous for its centuries-old traditional pottery, and for its facade made of perforated red clay ceramic tiles.
"This ceramic cloak protects the house the sun in the summer and the wind in the winter, while the holes ensure that the house still gets plenty of natural light," Wallpaper* wrote.
"Large gaps allow for the trees and plants the elevated gardens to burst through the terracotta-colored facade."