Drawn from a traditional Vietnamese architectural technique using ventilated concrete blocks, the Binh Thanh House, a “green” contemporary dream home, was created on a tight urban plot. Designed by architect group Vo Trong Nghia and Sanuki + Nishizawa, this 6-level townhouse was constructed for two families and resides in Ho Chi Minh City.
The vertically-driven constructing attributes volumes stacked with staggered precision, forming distinct garden terraces on varying floors, which permit for breezes, sunlight and greenery to be enjoyed regardless of its populated city place.
The geometric pattern block, although derived from historical design and style, has been modernized offering a contemporary aesthetic for the program. Sleek reduce-outs across the facade allow for plentiful cross-ventilation, whilst encouraging light to penetrate interior spaces which function retractable glazing in order to very best appreciate this. The insets also offer shade for the home, which is essential in this warm climate. At night, this squared grid artistically illuminates from within. How spectacular when function and fabulous kind harmonize!
The program enables for 4 bedrooms, two kitchens, a separate dining and living location, residence gym, then a shared living space. Interiors are sparsely furnished while featuring a clean, earthy palette of concrete and wood. These open interiors are exposed on both sides of the residence, taking complete advantage of the tropical greenery and all-natural light. A nearby canal ties into the organic elements of this urban dream property.
An incredible serpentine staircase of molded concrete is an eye-catcher, softly offsetting the otherwise difficult lines of the modern structure. On the inside, curved concrete ceilings and undulating walls of stone contribute additional dimension and interest within the minimalist spaces.
The Binh Thanh Home is an unconventional contemporary dream house portraying the ultimate maximization of space, while supplying 3 generations a progressive “green” life style inside the landscape of a historic city.