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Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 January, 2012
Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

From the architect. Whoever wanders around Saigon, a chaotic city with the highest density of population in the world, can easily find flower-pots crampped and displayed here and there all around the streets. This interesting custom has formed the amused character of Saigon over a long period of time and Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets.

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The house, designed for a thirty-years-old couple and their mother, is a typical tube house constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The distance between the planters and the height of the planters are adjusted according to the height of the plants, which varies from 25 cm to 40 cm. To water plants and for easy maintenance, we use the automatic irrigation pipes inside the planters. We named this tropical, unique and green house “Stacking Green” because its façades filled with vigorous and vital greenery.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The house structure is a RC frame structure widely used in Vietnam. The partition walls are very few in order to keep interior fluency and view of green façades from every point of the house. During the day we get the varying light with the time of day trimmed by the top-light in the center. In the morning and the afternoon, the sunlight enters through the amount of leafs on both façades, creating beautiful shadow effects on the granite walls, which are composed of strictly stacked 2cm stones.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The green façade and roof top garden protect its inhabitants from the direct sunlight, street noise and pollution. Furthermore, natural ventilation through the façades and 2 top-lights allow this house to save a big energy in a harsh climate in Saigon. Concerning these ecological approaches, we referred a lot to the bioclimatic principles of traditional Vietnamese courtyard house.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

In this chaotic city, we defined the full variety of surrounding greenery as a context of Saigon and applied to the main concept of this house. Although the Saigon townscape is getting uniformed and boring under the influence of the furious urban sprawl of recent years, we intended this house to inspire people to re-define and re-increase the greenery as the character of this city. “Stacking Green” is just one small house, but it is generated from the context of Saigon. We hope that “Stacking Green” makes Saigon become more distinguished and fascinating with much more tropical greenery in the future.

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Cite: "Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia Architects" 20 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/199755/stacking-green-vo-trong-nghia/>
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123 Comments

NGUYEN NGUYEN · September 23, 2014

it looks like the owner needs to water the plants everyday to keep it green, or else the design concept will fall a part. But is there any water system that doing this job? bcause it looks impossible for the house's owner to water all of them.

tuan · October 17, 2014 08:34 PM

let's look at this

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Daniel Jr. Gutierrez · May 18, 2014

I love to live here with my family!

meenu · November 12, 2013

wonderful building ,,i want to know the plants used in the building...

meenu · November 12, 2013

wonderful building ,,i want to know the plnats used in the building...

Kevin Doan · July 17, 2013

Simple but effective

Allegro Mattisse · March 06, 2013

fantastic use of natural light.

trinh lang tong · March 05, 2013

very nice & unique

Kts Le Nguyen Hung · March 02, 2013

He is the pride and idol of the young Vietnamese Architecture
Congratulation.

Le Nhu Bach · February 23, 2013

Chúc m?ng anh, chúng tôi mu?n chia vui cùng anh...

Rozeta Bozhinova · February 21, 2013

Congratulation!!!

Kts Pham Truyen · February 20, 2013

I like it! Proud architect Vietnames!

Lugman · February 18, 2013

Wonderfulll and Simple Aidea'

Paul · February 17, 2013

Love the atmosphere and especially the combinations of very tactile materials. Am I reading this wrong or is there no actual view through the bushes to the outside though, except for the car? I know there is propably a lot of light coming in but I was wondering...

parth sarkar · February 15, 2013

very good...ecofriendly...

Lê H??ng · February 03, 2013

vote it!

uyen le · February 01, 2013

good architecture for better life! I vote it!

dong chu van dong · January 31, 2013

công trình t??ng bình th??ng mà l?i phi th??ng , làm vi?c bình th??ng theo cách phi th??ng

novavang · January 01, 2013

Proud of VietNam.

thanhson le · October 17, 2012

green....but elevation...?

Grace · October 12, 2012

I also loved the open fluid space with greenery but wondered about rain and monsoons. I also fear for the safety of the house. Idyllic though.

Above&BeyondNiagara · July 09, 2012

@BuzzBuzzHome Excellent! Check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/CsQRxPfV #green #architecture

Rex Kelly · July 06, 2012

*Spotted* Eames LCW in Stacking Green, this amazing home in Saigon. Via @ArchDaily ---> http://t.co/HDmDV2VI http://t.co/cwkYZWn8

sam · July 04, 2012

Its projects like these that inspires me to be inventive - to use the culture and resources around you to produce beautiful architecture. Very Japanese-like might I say!

Robinson Smawthorne · June 29, 2012

You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/5rILGRbR #green #architecture

shelter · June 28, 2012

Stacking green garden house. #sustainabledesign #ecourban http://t.co/FLOfnKWS via @archdaily

ecospeech · June 26, 2012

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Tim Fenn · June 25, 2012

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Cathy · June 24, 2012

You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/5rILGRbR #green #architecture

Ana Berciano · June 23, 2012

@hernandeztejada. Compiii mira nuestro huertito! Jaja http://t.co/MUpW4msK

WaseemHas · June 23, 2012

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Nino Dogiou · June 23, 2012

Min size - max impact > Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa http://t.co/auSqA5hd via @archdaily

Brian Brown · June 23, 2012

Gives new meaning to a house with a garden. http://t.co/oSHXsoAS via @archdaily

Igor Doshlygin · June 23, 2012

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Mirantha Kristanty · June 23, 2012

You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/5rILGRbR #green #architecture

Anderson Hsieh · June 23, 2012

Great vertical garden! Just not sure about maintenance. http://t.co/z5L0RBrV

??? Kwon Taegu · June 23, 2012
Nick Rivera · June 23, 2012

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Above&BeyondNiagara · June 23, 2012

http://t.co/MCSZksiT Look at this house! An innovative concept for urban infill/green construction! Build here w/appropriate curtain walls!

Amanuah · June 23, 2012

You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/5rILGRbR #green #architecture

Tamara Alassaf · June 23, 2012

You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/5rILGRbR #green #architecture

Bob Custers | VOCUS · June 23, 2012

mooi! “@LaddKeith: You&#39ve heard of a green roof, check out these green walls! "Stacking green" via @archdaily http://t.co/K50YzNQE #green”

Chi'Tr · June 22, 2012

Love the design concept. Details are great as well that is really hard to achieve in Vietnam due to the poor construction quality.

Just worried a bit about the house's security as it seems easy to access the house through the voids between the 'green stacks' given to the low security level of the local living environment. And the staircase is nice but its design may be a safety issue for the old mother or when the couple have their children.

???? · June 21, 2012

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archi_glog · June 15, 2012

#houses Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/Hj0M5tTZ @archdaily????

Jasem Nadoum · June 14, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/faHPO60c via @archdaily

Mariam Ortiz · June 12, 2012

AWESOME ARCHITECTURE! &#39Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/MqML3abJ&#39

M2 Contracting · April 19, 2012

An urban house in Saigon that incorporates planters into the facade. Green from top to bottom! Click to view: http://t.co/LsiHA4ey

kientrucnhangoi · April 10, 2012

nice facade...

Jon · April 06, 2012

Very good solution

Tango & Sons · April 04, 2012

http://t.co/37OKieRY - what district is this? @magdalenalong

Kokoro · April 04, 2012

Wonderful! So tropical!

ragil prayitna · April 03, 2012
vanderleun · April 01, 2012

Wonderful concept, but like the Beauborg it will become, in less than ten years, very grubby.

HowardG · April 02, 2012 04:08 PM

How do YOU know this?

You are insulting the owner/s' ability if not motivation to maintain their home. Such presumption or are you basing it on your dis/ability or lack of motivation to keep it well maintained? Likely.

There are such things as antifungal paint, cleaning solutions and manpower abounds.

Yannis Christopoulos · March 21, 2012
weetu · March 16, 2012
Stefani Gillian · March 05, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa http://t.co/8W5mMyJl

Felix · March 02, 2012

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IN STUDIO arq. · February 29, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa http://t.co/0kU488ET

Mike French · February 29, 2012

http://t.co/9dGeV8iJ Love this! Amazing use of light and green to soften and juxtapose the concrete but somehow doesn&#39t look cliché

angel flores · February 28, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/rnstqPKx via @archdaily

Prabha Mohan · February 14, 2012

Magnificent Stacked Green Façade in Vietnam http://t.co/zJWYt8vW

saraflorez · February 11, 2012

Mañana me mudo a Saigón, tengo casa nueva!!!http://www.archdaily.com/19975... #deilusionestambiensevive

Andi Fachri · February 09, 2012

Pernah denger isitilah Saigon House? Rumahnya biasanya kecil tapi beritingkat-tingkat. Ini versi modernnya http://t.co/ZxQxhklv

MONOKROM-Architectes · February 09, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/3IZOiSSC via @archdaily

Théo Vuong · February 08, 2012

Stacking Green in Saigon by Vo Trong Nghia --> http://t.co/wRyyOcml <-- #Architecture #Design #Ecology #Inspiration

o0 · February 08, 2012

Architecture: Stacking Green by Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa [Pictures] - http://t.co/qaYtmmzG (via @ArchDaily)

Peter Doughty · February 07, 2012

Bloody hell. Great photos and article about a vertical garden. http://t.co/ohIncWRM

Mahdi Ayat · February 06, 2012

http://t.co/5xdVMmRE @plethoraapp

Bureau Groenadvies · February 03, 2012

&#39Stacking Green&#39 Een diepgroene ecowoning in hartje Saigon: http://t.co/3CT7LZE1 #dubo #vertical #garden #vietnam #wonen #ecodesign

Liliana Castro · February 03, 2012

Asi es como se viviria en una maceta http://t.co/V5cNY9s7

Jaime Farill · February 03, 2012

Asi es como se viviria en una maceta http://t.co/V5cNY9s7

fill x · February 03, 2012

I want to live here. In HCMC. http://t.co/p9XV3E8b

ClubGreen · February 03, 2012

&#39Stacking Green&#39 Een diepgroene ecowoning in hartje Saigon: http://t.co/3CT7LZE1 #dubo #vertical #garden #vietnam #wonen #ecodesign

??? ??? ?? ?????? · January 29, 2012

????????????????? / “Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily” http://t.co/vXWIOxjF

HowardG · January 26, 2012

A perfectly elegant solution to the tropics!

Carolin · January 25, 2012

Nice idea!

But do I REALLY need 4 toilets in a house with four floors!?

HowardG · January 26, 2012 07:58 AM

WHY NOT?!

KarlyBree · January 25, 2012

Stacking Gardens And Wicker Membranes: An Idea For London Too? Please? http://t.co/wwZOtoAT and http://t.co/cX5k4qgr via @archdaily

elena · January 25, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily http://t.co/a3Hg03ul @archdaily????

Franz Spitaler · January 24, 2012

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Eric Crabtree · January 24, 2012

Very interesting #architectural concept http://t.co/9KtKdM4E @plethoraapp

Gordon Bowerman · January 24, 2012

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia Daisuke Sanuki Shunri Nishizawa | ArchDaily - http://t.co/Pk7tIAhj

Chaker Hakim · January 24, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/FH5TCpfU

Andres Melgar · January 24, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia
http://t.co/tzStpmam #ARCHITECTURE

Gabriela Tolentino · January 23, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/MmXKX7ch via @archdaily #arquitetura #sustentabilidade

IMAidentidades · January 23, 2012

Me encanta, la realización de vivienda verde, ayuda mucho la climatología http://t.co/zPvWLado

Jasem Nadoum · January 23, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/faHUlG16 via @archdaily

Danny Castellanos · January 23, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/oAPIfDYv via @archdaily

teeaungka · January 23, 2012

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http://t.co/ASdoh2iK http://t.co/Y2SmFrLg

energysavinghouse · January 23, 2012

????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????? http://t.co/Kpf2Qrjk

Carla Gonzalez · January 23, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/bCjpZrQT vía @archdaily

STUDIO PORTO · January 22, 2012

@ArchDaily shows photos and drawings of Stacking Green: a nice house in Saigon, Vietnam By Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/b0Yk7Ad3 #architecture

David Neustein · January 22, 2012

Literally "green" design doesn&#39t often enthuse me, but the vertical green bar-code on this Saigon house is exquisite! http://t.co/1CkPqxkT

Benjamin Nusz · January 22, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/ghZ7F4Hb #architecture

johdax · January 22, 2012

Nice green residential house in Saigon by Vo Trong Nghia - http://t.co/KnweJPZO via @archdaily

Giao Phó · January 22, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/UAiyVFMT #green #architecture #playus

Giao Phó · January 22, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/TxGx0CWs #architecture

Saúl Caballero · January 22, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/QUTcAald

Blake · January 22, 2012

Agree: “@ichadman: stacking green, Saigon” http://t.co/hLlB2M2I

????? · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/Q2gB6DLU @archdaily???????????????????????

satanik · January 21, 2012

Excellent!!!

Vinzent Bao Le · June 10, 2012 10:57 AM

In Vietnam most clients want to have toilet in their own room

?? ??? · January 21, 2012

?????????:::Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/scf7kvLu @archdaily????

Allan · January 21, 2012

I like it too. Nothing more to add.

shuichism · January 21, 2012
Nogol Zarbafian · January 21, 2012

Fall head over heels in love with this house!

vishal · June 14, 2012 01:06 PM

thats good .....like it too...but little worried abt maintenance of the same..........

Aston Roberts · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/2JtyOwxs

oskt10 · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/e64Dc2Av

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MEGA arquitectura · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/xZGYA0c7

Daniel Cordon · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/dARr3oIX via @archdaily

ConstruInfo · January 21, 2012

#ConstruEnlace Espectacular casa verde en Vietnam diseñada por pareja de 30 años!... http://t.co/xqCnWtwd

Jonathan Kirk · January 21, 2012

Excellent sampling of the vernacular made new. http://t.co/4rjCSFmj via @archdaily

Puuk Arquitectos · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/oxrAwiwN

Raphaël Gully · January 21, 2012

Magnifique maison comme il en existe trop peu au Viet Nam : Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/cnA6DgmB

Raphaël Gully · January 21, 2012

Magnifique maison comme il en existe trop peu au Viet Nam : Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/cnA6DgmB

Raphaël Gully · January 21, 2012

Magnifique maison comme il en existe trop peu au Viet Nam : Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia http://t.co/cnA6DgmB

André Amaral · January 21, 2012

Stacking Green / Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily http://t.co/h1D2RPki via @archdaily

PAQarqBR · January 21, 2012

Amazing work!

pushkin · January 21, 2012

Fantastic. Congrats to the author.

NEGRO CEBOLLA · January 21, 2012

Magnífico!!
The house of the 2012.

Martin Hedin · January 20, 2012

Beautiful!

The question is if you could make this off-grid and zero waste, then it would be perfect!

derek · August 25, 2013 06:50 AM

why not? unplug from electrical, go to bed by sunset, grow herbs and food on your facade garden etc etc.. all up to you

camilo · January 20, 2012

beautiful solution for natural ventilation and energy saving!

Quoc-Long NGUYEN · January 20, 2012

The elevation's sketch was great. Lovely concept !

Tee · January 20, 2012

Wow,
love that minimal way!

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