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The Country House / 1+1>2 Architects

  • 00:00 - 26 February, 2018
  • Curated by Fernanda Castro
The Country House / 1+1>2 Architects
The Country House / 1+1>2 Architects, © Son Vu
© Son Vu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bien Hoa, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Hoang Thuc Hao, Nguyen Van Tuan, Nguyễn Trọng Đức
  • Area

    440.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Interiors

    Toko Studio
  • Collaborators

    Son Vu, Nguyen Binh Minh, Duong Van Manh
  • Client

    Mai Phu Phong
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© Son Vu
© Son Vu


Regarding the building structure, functional rooms are located between open spaces: Large curved corridor, garden, courtyard and atrium are arranged flexibly. Open terrace spaces are covered by thatch roofs and edged by trees. The whole building structure considers human measurements.

© Son Vu
© Son Vu


Based on traditional experiences, the interaction between the inside and the outside within spacious architecture plays an important role. The lamellar solar protection made out of wood and appears along the corridor, with the roof, it creates a curved surface. Besides, the natural grey color of the thatch roof melts together with the garden.

© Son Vu
© Son Vu
1st & 2nd Floor
1st & 2nd Floor
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© Son Vu


The entire functional spaces are covered by a thatch roof and wooden lamellae system. The wall covered two layers of adobe including an ecological insulation. Each room has at least two sides interacting with the nature which creates a comfortable and fresh indoor climate.

© Son Vu
© Son Vu

A smart electronic system regulates all the electronical devices depending on the personal needs in a ecological, economical and efficient way. Solar ceels producing 5Kw electricity/ day are located on the top of the roof and reduce consumption by cable transferred electricity. A 370m² big water tank collects rainwater which is enough to water plants in the garden. Furthermore, the roof made of thatch also regulates the indoor climate.


All the projects evoke images that are both familiar, folk and modern. The urban house as a hint to inherit the core architectural values ​​from the countryside.

© Son Vu
© Son Vu

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Cite: "The Country House / 1+1>2 Architects" 26 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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