Wasp House / Tropical Space

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: Bach Ngoc Hoang
  • Design Team: Nguyen Hai Long, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Nguyen Anh Duc, Trinh Thanh Tu, Nguyen Thi Thuy
  • Civil: Bach Ngoc Hoang
  • Structural Engineer: Bach Ngoc Hoang
  • City: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Country: Vietnam
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Wasp House / Tropical Space - Door, Facade, Windows
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Text description provided by the architects. Wasp House is a small house with the area of 3,5mx7m, in the community of Chinese-Vietnamese in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City. This house is built for 2 siblings with 2 floors, each floor is a bedroom. The house is emphasised by the unique stair which is not only used as a stair itself, but also it is a corner for planting some flowers, reading books or just simply sitting down and relaxing.

Wasp House / Tropical Space - Table, Wood, Chair, Beam
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The house is full of sunlight with the glass on the roof and the the brick wall arranged with holes. Sunlight with the rustic brick create a close living space with variety of emotion.  The gate and fence are designed simply with metal grille in order to plant the vines. These vines will cover the facade of house later on and help to filter the dust out.

Wasp House / Tropical Space - Facade, Windows, Handrail, Beam
© Quang Dam

To save the cost, the architects simplify the details, materials and the furniture, as well as optimize the functional spaces and reduce the height of each floor. The design team wants to bring a bright and lively living space to this neighborhood, with the notion that a beautiful house is not only for the high income people.

Wasp House / Tropical Space - Brick
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Cite: "Wasp House / Tropical Space" 20 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780686/feng-chao-zhu-zhai-tropical-space> ISSN 0719-8884

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