The house is built on a 31-foot-wide, 62-foot-deep corner plot in a new residential suburb of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Designed on four levels for a family of three generations, the home features a living area and kitchen on the ground floor, merged together in one large open space and opening on to a garden and terrace, encouraging interaction between family members.
There are bedrooms on both the first and second floors, and a terrace on the third floor. There is natural ventilation across the entire house, through permanent openings in the back wall and timber screens on the balconies in the front, making the house comfortable without the use of air-conditioning .
The multiple "inside-outside" visual connections on the two main sides, the natural light, and the natural ventilation create a relaxing feeling that is appreciated in an urban tropical environment. This project intends to bring an alternative approach to the conception of a middle-range Vietnamese urban house, combining vernacular construction principles, low-cost material solutions, and contemporary design.