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Tropical Home by MM ++ Architects


Conventional South East Asian residence designed in 2014 by MM ++ Architects.

It’s located in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam.


Description by MM ++ Architects

The home is constructed on a 10m huge and 20m deep plot in a residential suburb district of Saigon.

The realm regulation imposes a semidetached home template.

In distinction with the “neo-Victorian” homes surrounding, this home revisits the vernacular South East Asian stilt home typology:

– The raised floor flooring with the kitchen, the eating and the platform space, is one single house, absolutely open on three sides from the entrance yard, the backyard to the pool within the back. Excessive fence partitions present privateness, stop from direct solar gentle and intrusion. The panorama, with a mixture of excessive and center top bushes and wall rising crops, is surrounding the development. The home will quickly be immersed into lush vegetation. The pool helps to chill down the airflow. In case of heavy rain, bamboo screens stop from the water. By night time, the place is secured by an automated shutter alongside the kitchen.

– On the primary ground, the lounge and the staircase get advantage of everlasting crossing air flow by means of the recycled bricks wall openwork. Flooring to ceiling home windows convey views over the wall to the encircling. Double brick partitions on south and west elevation preserve inside areas cool.

– Attic area is transformed into a big bed room. Openness can also be the primary idea right here with giant sliding home windows and an open air lavatory. Direct solar gentle is filtered by means of a timber display screen and vegetation in constructed-in giant planters.

– The palm leaves are layered on the roof slab to forestall the concrete to warmth in the course of the scorching hours of the day.

This undertaking proposes an alternative choice to the archetype home that builders often current to the general public. A typology tailored to tropical climate circumstances, selling pure air flow as a substitute of the air con, invisible indoor/out of doors boundaries, nearer to nature, as a substitute of enclosed dwelling areas.

Pictures by Hiroyuki OKI

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