- Architects: Le Tinh Tam, Le Truong Giang, Tran Phuoc Hoang
- Country: Vietnam
Text description provided by the architects. DKS house is represented the typical planning situation of townhouse architecture in the urban center of Vietnam – a land for people to settle and live on busy commercial streets. This is a project with an area of 200 m2 and many disadvantages of noise pollution, fine dust pollution of the high-intensity traffic axis directly affects the quality of life, and the west direction sunshine has affected the house. The owner still wants to build his own house here to continue pursuing the family tradition.
We offer a solution to harmonize the existing resources – a solution to permute the space – to separate the disadvantages that directly affect daily life and developed balanced work-life experiences. Firstly, we move the entire living space to the height of the 2nd floor, the 1st floor is entirely devoted to commercial activities. A large span structure is used for separation space and two layers of concrete floors are used to minimize the impact of heavy traffic vibrations and contemporary create an elevated natural garden structure for living.
A natural green core on the 2nd floor is created to restructure the direction of the sun and wind affected the building. Architectural blocks and spatial openness are arranged to guide the impact of climatic factors. Mastering the microclimate also creates conditions for people and flora to develop comfortably. Then we will create a soft connection between public and private living spaces along the horizontal and vertical axis of the building through green buffer zones and atriums.
The spatial openness is also applied to the house facade solution. The facade green layer is made from dense plant pots to prevent dust and harmful light from entering the house. From here we begin to connect the open internal spaces to the inside. The minimalist design language and the contrast of materials between bare concrete, and steel panels, and the fine-tuning of interior items will enhance the personal experience values. Light pass-through layers of space and trees create a depth of living experience. DKS house has expressed the spirit of an introverted house that we want to bring to the owner.