NQ House / Nha Dan Architects

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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
  • Structural Engineer: Do Thanh Tuan
  • City: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Country: Vietnam
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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.

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.

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

NQ House / Nha Dan Architects - Windows, Chair
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Cite: "NQ House / Nha Dan Architects" 15 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/566279/nq-house-n-ha-dan-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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