Garden House / Ho Khue Architects

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects

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Thanh Khê, Vietnam
  • Architects: Ho Khue Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Hiroyuki Oki
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Jotun, Tremcon, YKK AP, YKKap3
  • Design And Construction: ALPES Green Design & Build
  • Architect In Charge: Ho Khue
  • Design Team: Huynh Thanh Hai, Huynh Van Khanh
  • Design: ALPES Green Design & Build
  • Construction: ALPES Green Design & Build
  • City: Thanh Khê
  • Country: Vietnam
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Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Facade, Windows
© Hiroyuki Oki

Text description provided by the architects. The house land dimensions are narrow 4 meters (w) x 40 meters (l).   Key elements and challenges are related to the ratio of the length to the width which effect natural lighting and ventilation. Breakthrough design solutions created two separate blocks with a natural green garden located in the central core.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Facade, Handrail
© Hiroyuki Oki

Beautiful bridges connect the two blocks through corridors landscaped with trees and          decorative brick.   This centralized open garden area allows breathing and ventilation throughout the house in addition to allowing natural light into all rooms.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Handrail
© Hiroyuki Oki


The façade of this 4 story home covered with trees and planter boxes with captures the imagination of people travelling on this very busy commercial road Dien Bien Phu near the recently completed overpass. The concrete slabs and rustic tiles are stacked close together with just enough trees growing to reduce dust and noise from the street.  This offers natural and ongoing purification of the air inside the house.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Windows, Facade
© Hiroyuki Oki

Open Central Core

The 3rd floor garden space connects the parent’s master bedroom and the family room. The path that leads through the central core garden is peaceful, cool, and quiet.  The cooling air and natural light provides ideal living conditions throughout the house.


Sky garden: Beauty, Entertainment, and Cooling

The idea and design solution of the “Green House” includes a 4th floor space with an  open "sky garden" planted with tall trees and lush grass, wanting to put a Green  Space  into a townhouse which is situated in a noisy and cramped area.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Windows
© Hiroyuki Oki

The entire roof of the house will also be planted with clean vegetables and flowers providing the family with food and flowers throughout the year.  The rooftop garden is created to reduce heat radiation into house and drastically reduce home heating. Solutions for the roof garden began as phase 1 (completed) of the technical construction. Plans to complete the rooftop garden are expected to be completed early next year.

Roof Plan

Brick Design: Natural Air Flow

The rear of the building borders a road 5.5 m wide, and is heavily influenced by the hot sun and strong winds from the north-west. The back wall of the rear stairs is constructed using our brickwork with small vents throughout the wall. These are designed to prevent the rain from entering the home while providing ventilation at every level. This facade is always cool, dry, and provides natural light without any heat typical of larger windows and opening.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Windows, Facade
© Hiroyuki Oki

Natural Materials: Strong and Beautiful

The house is a “Green House” because of design solutions for natural ventilation and cooling, natural lighting, green trees and plants covering the entire house and roof.  Environmentally friendly materials like unburned brick, concrete slabs, natural stone, and plantings produce a beautiful and strong surface.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Facade, Garden
© Hiroyuki Oki

YKK Windows and Products

YKKap Green Certified Windows and doors are used throughout the project.  These are lightweight, beautiful, extremely strong, and are the most advanced windows available today.

Garden House / Ho Khue Architects - Windows, Facade
© Hiroyuki Oki

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