Folding Wall House / Nha Dan Architects

Folding Wall House / Nha Dan Architects

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  • Architect In Charge : Nguyen Dinh Gioi
  • Design Team : Nguyen Van Anh, Nguyen Phan Anh Tuan, Luong Xuan Dong
  • Structural Engineer : Do Thanh Tuan
  • Aluminum Doors & Windows : Quan Dat Company
  • Country : Vietnam
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Folding Wall House / Nha Dan Architects - Windows, Lighting, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is a rectangular lot whose sides are occupied by neighboring multi-story houses. As a result, the design challenges are to bring natural light to bottom floors and create a generous space for living within a small lot.

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We started the design by dividing up the program: circulation elements such as stairs and hallway on one side and main living functions on the other. Next, we proposed to fold the wall that divides the program to one side to solve the aforementioned challenges.

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By simply folding the wall towards one side, the circulation space is narrowed, thereby increasing usable spaces for the bedrooms on the top floors. The sloping surfaces generated by folding the wall diffuses natural light coming in from above, filling the interior with different lighting conditions as each hour passes.

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© Hiroyuki Oki

The structure execution of this folding wall is relatively more complex and expensive than that of conventional structures. Fortunately, we have the approval and cooperation of clients in order to turn the design into reality.

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Cite: "Folding Wall House / Nha Dan Architects" 27 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509331/folding-wall-house-nha-dan-architect> ISSN 0719-8884

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