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. MM++ architects
  6. 2016
  7. Tropical Holiday Twin Houses / MM++ architects

Tropical Holiday Twin Houses / MM++ architects

  • 19:00 - 9 May, 2017
Tropical Holiday Twin Houses / MM++ architects
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Mỹ An Phạm Thị
  • Collaborators

    Triết Lê Hữu, Michael Charruault
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Text description provided by the architects. Recalling the details of common Mekong delta traditional architecture and using local materials was the way to bring these two holiday houses in harmony with their rural environment. The project is located in Tra Vinh, in the Mekong Delta, on a very long and narrow land, 115 meters per 14 meters.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The owners are a Vietnamese family of three generations who want to spend holidays in their hometown. Because of the different life styles between generations, the project is split in two houses, with strictly same area and function, mirrored and a central courtyard. While each house brings privacy for each member, the central courtyard with the swimming pool, the deck and an outdoor kitchen is the “social” hub where the family members interact each other and enjoy the outdoor activities.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Position on the land of each house was chosen to minimize the impact on the site and to keep all the existing trees, area built has been reduced to the minimum to meet the needs required. Each block has a free space opened maximum to the garden trough large glass frames on the ground floor. The first floor, with three bedrooms, is entirely wrapped with both fixed and openable woven panels. With the palm leaf roof, used here as an external insulation layer and the woven timber panels, used for the façade and the cabinetry partitions inside, this project brings in harmony the local Khmer-Vietnamese culture and the idea, more contemporary, of a relaxing hideaway retreat, whiteout compromising.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

View the complete gallery

About this office
MM++ architects
Office
Cite: "Tropical Holiday Twin Houses / MM++ architects" 09 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/870596/tropical-holiday-twin-houses-mm-plus-plus-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884