The house is the extension living space for a family: parents with the youngest son, and to locate a traditional ancestral worship place, the place for family reunion in special occasions.
Many years ago, the ancestral worship place was built in the middle of the garden, this is the place for family reunion and to worship the ancestors when all family members were living and working far. This is a living characteristic in the North urban of Vietnam.
The ancestral worship house also rolled as a living space for the family; meanwhile other spaces were badly degraded. Extending and building project was cherished and finished by Idee Architects.
The house is in the middle and longan garden around; Architects need to keep the holy of holies; sitting in the dining room is able to see overall the general living space and connect with other activities of family in occasions. Kitchen is located next to the behind yard.
Bed room is located behind – an independence and quiet space with longan garden view where the old people can connect and close with the long year garden.
A lobby connects the front and behind yard to avoid sunshine and rain, also a place to connect the entire house as well as a relax place before and after eating. Light of lobby is get from the rooftop. Crossing corner of the land where has the neighbor house behind is changed to a small garden where creates an opening space between the lobby.
The modern architecture with the simple forms keeps the new house modest and immerses in the landscape beside the worship house. Big trees are preserved and are the highlights for the view of rooms.
Glass material is used as much with the purpose of extending the space and opens the view for all rooms. Wood furniture was combined in harmony with the traditional material here. The corner of the kitchen is opened and hiding column construction creates a lightly feeling and opening for the connection between the old and new house.