Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

© Hiroyuki Oki

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects – Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa
Location: , Vietnam
Contractor: wind and water house JSC
Total Floor Area: 510 sqm
Building Height: 11.5m (3stories)
Completion date: Oct. 2011
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

This is an individual residence located in Gia Lai city, Middle Vietnam. The site is 7 m wide and 40 m deep, which is the typical conditions for ”Tube House” in Vietnam. As is often the case with “Tube House”, Housing Planning is strongly influenced only by the layout of “Rooms” and “Corridor” since too many bedrooms are required in a narrow site.

© Hiroyuki Oki

In this case, we designed the corridor not as a simple and boring path but as a continuous and sequential space which becomes Living space, Dining space and also outside Living space, changing its width and height as people step into the house.


For the wall of this corridor, we stacked 4m-length granite stones made in Gia Lai city as a reflector of the various top-light. The louvers on the top light are simulated carefully to cut the direct sunlight. This top light and louver also save energy by keeping the natural ventilation for this house.

Cite: "Gia Lai House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects" 01 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Sep 2014. <>


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    Nice architecture. Its like Tadao Ando on a happy day…

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    tác phẩm quá đẹp!rất thích vật liệu,ánh sáng .mảng sân trong vạt xéo rất lạ,ấn tượng.Chúc mừng anh Nghĩa và chủ nhà!!!!!!!!!!!

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    something look like Ando Tadao, something look like Louis Kahn, something look like Mies Van der Hrole, something look like Peter Zumthor… So who are you? In the plan, I don’t see what is the main solution. For the photo view, they’re nice but they’re not innocence.

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    Something looks like Ando Tadao, Something looks like Louis Kahn, something looks like Mies Van der Hrole, something looks like Peter Zumthor…. So Who are you?
    In the plan, I don’t see the main solution
    For the photo view, they’re nice but they’re not innocence.

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    ok ! it looks nice ! but i don’t think this house in VietNam ! the stone wall tiles , it so cold !
    just my opinion ! but it so nice !!

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