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Bb Home / H&P Architects

  • 01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Bb Home / H&P Architects
Bb Home / H&P Architects, © Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

© Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Design Team

    Chu Kim Thinh, Erimescu Patricia, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Quynh Trang, Tran Quoc Thang, Pham Hong Son, Hoang Dinh Toan, Pham Quang Thang, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Khac Phuoc
  • Contractor

    H&P Architects
  • Area

    44.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

From the architect. In Vietnam, the natural phenomena are severe and various: storm, flood, sweeping floods, landslides, drouhgt, etc... The damage every year, which is considerable compared to the world scale, takes away about 500 persons and 1.2%-GDP-equally assets and reduces the involved areas’ development.

© Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

One solution to houses and homes for millions of these people is the goal of this BB (Blooming Bamboo) home.

© Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

From the bamboo module of f8-f10cm & f4-f5cm diameter and 3.3m or 6.6 length, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing... This pulled monolithic architecture  is strong enough to suffer from phenomena like 1.5m-high flood. Currently, H&P Architects is experimenting the model to suffer 3m-high flood. The space is multifuntional such as House, Educational, Medical and Community Center and can be spreaded if necessary.

© Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

From the fixed frame using f8-f10cm bamboo, the house cover can be finished according to its local climate and regional materials (f4-f5cm small bamboo, bamboo wattle, fiberboard, coconut leaf...) in order to create vernacular architecture.

© Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha

The users can build the house by themselves in 25 days. Besides, it can be mass produced with modules and the total cost of the house is only 2500$. Therefore, the house can warm people in the most severe conditions and help them control activities in the future, also remarkably contribute to ecological development as well as economic stabilization. This will give condions for self-control process and create connection between vernacular culture and architecture. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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Lzhew · September 18, 2014

Ingenious project, well thought-out and beautifully executed - congratulations! Hope to see this fully implemented someday.

archirito · March 30, 2014

I do not think it will fit in Vietnam, the environment of rivers, ponds and lakes will make mosquito, insect development, I think it is not really feasible.

Ho Hsieh · February 03, 2014

Superb work of us bamboo lover. I have designed a bamboo baskit, which can be used as trash can, cigarette trash bin, or indoor storage baskit with foot peddle, like the plastic trash can design.

Akshay Shah · September 30, 2013

This is really what architecture is, effective, elegant and usefull!
very innovative

Croco Dile · September 27, 2013

Simple and nice !


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