Location: No 5, Street No 5, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014
The processing of massive urbanization in Ho Chi Minh City as well as other developing cities in Asia has made the available land for each people more and more reduction, stuffing. In city, the green areas is being occupied and quality of life is quite imbalance.
The tube house with 4m wide and 15 m deep that located in resettlement zone and the general architectural confusion is the typical house everywhere in Vietnam. The house has an office in the first floor and the resident for the young couple with their children in the upstairs.
As many tropical countries, the dry season in Vietnam has often a high temperature lengthening. Therefore, the most importance for designing a house is advantage of natural light and wind.
The architectural solutions are applied such as indoor and outdoor bulkhead with 13 cm wide slots, trees, water surface, the layers of plaster nearby the skylights and sections that regulate the sunlight compliance with each hour of a day as well as each season of the year; take the cool wind into the house and solve the security issues in complex resettlement areas. These good solutions have improved the indoor climate and enjoyed fresh air as living in the green garden with very low power cost for holders.
The gross construction is only about 84,000 USD and monthly electricity charges around 20 USD, Cong Sinh architects hope this house will inspire the closely natural life style for all other tube houses in Vietnam.