the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Vietnam
  5. Nha Dan Architects
  6. NQ House / Nha Dan Architect

NQ House / Nha Dan Architect

  • 01:00 - 15 November, 2014
NQ House / Nha Dan Architect
NQ House / Nha Dan Architect, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Nguyen Dinh Gioi , Nguyen Van Anh
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Phan Anh Tuan , Tran Minh Phuoc , Pham Thi Cam Van
  • Area

    141.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Text description provided by the architects. We proposed to balance the entire volume consisting of the bedrooms on one side with the swimming pool on the other. In the middle, a structural wall and elevator core support the weight of both the bedrooms and the swimming pool. Next, we suspend the floors from the swimming pool using 100 mm diameter steel rods to avoid the traditional column-and-beam structure, thereby gaining more ceiling space. Due to the suspension, the slab of first floor is elevated from the ground, leaving an opening for natural ventilation at the basement and the entire house. For additional structural safety, we put supplementary columns for the swimming pool and the living spaces.

NQ House / Nha Dan Architect, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

We also elevated the swimming pool for two reasons. Firstly, the small area of the lot does not allow room for a swimming pool. Secondly, even if there were room, sunlight would not have been able to reach the pool area.

Diagram
Diagram

The proposed solution simultaneously satisfies the client's needs and complies to the strict local building codes.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

View the complete gallery

About this office
Nha Dan Architects
Office
Cite: "NQ House / Nha Dan Architect" 15 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/566279/nq-house-n-ha-dan-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments