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  7. Properly Breathing House / H&P Architects

Properly Breathing House / H&P Architects

  • 22:00 - 9 November, 2016
Properly Breathing House / H&P Architects
Properly Breathing House / H&P Architects, © Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

© Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đông Anh, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team

    Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Hoang Huu Nam, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

Text description provided by the architects. A “suffocating” situation

Just 15 kilometers far from the center of Hanoi, the suburban district Dong Anh has witnessed pervasive urbanization - one of the major causes for a trend towards a maximum use of volume and quantity of construction areas. Lesser importance has been attached to the quality of used space and surrounding scenery. This has resulted in a large number of “suffocating” buildings as often found in newly planned, stuffy urban areas characterized with land plot subdivision for building row houses in Vietnam. 

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A “properly breathing” solution 

Featured in both living and working space, a “properly breathing” house serves as a solution to the quality improvement of used space by creating a natural sense of breathing rhythm in monsoon tropical conditions, which is attributed to the two built-in functions: The Inside and outside.  The inside offers many voids while the outside has double-skin facade including the inner layer as all-glass panels; the between as corridor for movement; the outer layer as recycled ceramic bricks (40cmx40cm). Pot plants are also randomly arranged to absorb the humidity and mitigate calorific radiation.  

© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh
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Section
© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

Together with the inner duplex, the layer of ceramic bricks is to purify dust and smoke, suck in fresh air and take heat away through open panels alternated with pot plants on the facade. This filter helps revitalize the architectural space by balancing the breathing of human and nature, and promoting the connection and interaction between the inner and outer scenery, roofs with creepers above and pot plants and vegetables below, sunlight and shade,…      

© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

As a breathing space is only considered an existence; therefore, a properly breathing space is required so that it can breathe properly towards a healthy life in both natural and socio-cultural habitat particular to each region. In this sense, the properly breathing house is expected to contribute to highlighting the local architecture in a current global context.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Properly Breathing House / H&P Architects" 09 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/798824/properly-breathing-house-h-and-p-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

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