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I Resort / a21 studio

  • 01:00 - 9 March, 2012
I Resort / a21 studio
I Resort / a21 studio, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +33

  • Location

    Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Architects

    a21 studio - Hiep Hoa Nguyen, Nhon Qui Nguyen, Hang Thi Tran, Tien Giao Ngo, Toan Dinh Nghiem
  • Model

    Duy Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Nguyen
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

From the architect. In order to meet the increasing need of mud bath, i resort with Vietnam traditional architecture and innovation in space and structure gives new experience to tourists in Vietnam.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The resort is located in a small hill near the main river separating from Nha Trang city centre has the necessary calm, which help tourists enjoying high class mud bath services. In the first stage, the project aims to deliver testing hot springs on 7 ha over 30 ha in total.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

In general, by using wood, rock, and local coconut leaf, lively materials, i resort is filled with harmony and native feelings. Adding to the main context, lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have softened typical sun in this tropical city.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Refer to the architecture, courtyard and mortise and tenon joint are particular highlighted through out buildings. Courtyard, as we know, is the result of cultural and climatic conditions in the region (Bekleyen et al., 2004).

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Further more, the courtyard is also used as spatial generator and climate modifier. In this project, we organized the spaces flexibly so that they can adapt many functions and views in the buildings. As the result, the activities are taken place in the peace and quiet places.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Moreover, it allows solar gain and natural ventilation, which are suitable to Vietnam climate. However, overusing courtyards can increase the heat and brightness causing inconvenience to people. Inner gardens, roof materials and fenestration are carefully considered as the most appropriate solutions.

changing room and lockers model
changing room and lockers model

Nowadays, wood structure usually uses glue, nail or prefabricated connectors to link different components. Thus, the way that we use mortise and tenon joints can be judged as a new adoption to architecture.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

These joints are easy to assemble and the connections are very strong, neat, and hard to be wobbled. In addition, most of the joints is hidden in the structure and this technique can be scaled up or down in size.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The only problem is it is difficult to work out and cut, thus, it might have the poor resistance to tension, especially if it is badly fitted. Luckily, one of our partners is skillful contractor who has strong experience in this type of structure.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The project is now constructed the second stage, which promisingly brings more exciting works.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "I Resort / a21 studio" 09 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/214626/i-resort-a21-studio-2/>
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61 Comments

setiadi sopandi · July 06, 2012
Stephen Bolling · May 21, 2012

Lively natural materials create unique mud bath resort. http://t.co/hDq2wBqP #RegenerativeHomes

Stephen Bolling · April 30, 2012

Beautiful Retreat Made Entirely from Natural Materials. http://t.co/e01ZFL1j

Hung Dang Ngoc · April 19, 2012

Toi tin chac A21 se con dong gop rat nhieu cong trinh tuyet voi nhu the nay n?a, Chúc m?ng các b?n !

kientrucnhangoi · April 10, 2012

??p... r?t ??p... amazing...

luong canhhung · March 28, 2012

Nice

luong canhhung · March 28, 2012

I like it

Pipe Yanguas · March 18, 2012

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George Pericles · March 14, 2012

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Dina Ariani S. · March 12, 2012

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Van Minh Dang · March 12, 2012

This is Vietnamse architecture. I like it!

Van Minh Dang · March 12, 2012

This is Vietnamese architecture . I like it!

vanminh · March 12, 2012

Vietnamese house! I like it!

James Lemanis · March 12, 2012

A carefully considered climatic design. True #sustainability, not just tacking on some PV&#39s.
http://t.co/S9plRN0d
#architecture

Zifeng · March 11, 2012

amazing sensibility to construction, detailing and materiality

Mochammad Yusni Aziz · March 11, 2012

This is really good. It moves me. http://t.co/AtWYsczZ

dr · March 11, 2012

beautiful project...

shadi ossaili · March 11, 2012

I think that I've seen this before !

Tran GIANG · March 12, 2012 01:03 PM

really ???

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Dressing The Air · March 11, 2012

Serene and lush fusion of vernacular materials and sensory experience in Vietnam: http://t.co/nsiXJvR7

Christiane Burklein · March 10, 2012

Transmits a close feeling to nature - wonderful work!

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Tuan Anh · March 10, 2012

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hungk15kt · March 10, 2012

very nice.it is very close to nature!

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Mina · March 10, 2012

very,very,very nice.

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9gatestudio.dc · March 10, 2012

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David · March 10, 2012

Greaaaaaaaaat.

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