Project name: VH6 house
Firm: Idee architects
Location: Long Bien, Hanoi, Vietnam
Completion year: 2017
Area: 350 spm
Design: Idee Architects
Architects: Tran Ngoc Linh, Nguyen Huy Hai, Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, Nguyen Dang
Quang, Nguyen Dac Nguyen, Tham Đuc Hung
Photo: Trieu Chien
Architects were assigned to design a corner villa in an urban finished civil work.
In here, series of apartments were finished civil work and sold many years ago. Many of
them have not been used and damaged by years when the urbanization is ahead of the
need of people.
The villa overlooks a wide space with an extensive view and a large meadow. From the
inside of villa, one can see the whole of Western view - the main hot direction of
Requirements for architects including the use for a family with 2 children with a modern
life style, extension space will take all advantage of the view, be able to prevent high
temperature by direct light from Western as well as keep security because of low
population density here.
The design is discussed with a simple and condensed cube but still keep the harmony
with the whole architecture around. It is easy to see the villa far from the meadow. A
large pent-roof is designed round the first floor to shade the sun for inside space. The
above pent-roof will be a big balcony where can seat to sight the meadow every morning.
The whole front of villa will be use a flexible brise-soleil system which is able to open
wide and close, therefore it is able to adjust the light into the house and keep security.
Belongs to weather and feeling, the house can be open minded or closed with outside.
The living room at the first floor, the kitchen is lengthened by the next wide pent-roof
where is extended by the concrete roof plank alongside the house. Thereby it is extending
the using space and clearing boundaries between inside and outside of the garden.
The master bedroom is set up flexibly. When necessary, it is able to open wide to the
corridor and still keep the view of around meadow. It is connected with the first floor by
a duplex space.
Similarly, the children bedroom on the third floor is also connected with the playing
room on the attic floor by the duplex space. This place is considered as a playing area for
children; their bedroom is separated with the playing ground by a closet which is able to
open the doors to connect between the sleeping and playing area.
Glass roof is opened freely to the sky with a little sun, which creates a transparent
playground for children.