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Oldmeetsnew House / Block Architects

Oldmeetsnew House / Block Architects

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Houses  · 
Trà Vinh, Vietnam
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Block Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    148.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Acor, Häfele, Osram, Schneider, Toto, Vietceramics
  • Architect in Charge

    Đặng Đức Hoà, Nguyễn Việt Khoa
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Tra Vinh, a city full of fresh air, hospitality, and rustic charm. Not being heavily urbanized, the city retains plenty of traditional pagodas and residential areas. Generations of the Vietnamese, Chinese and Khmer residing here have built a particular cross-cultural life.

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Before planning the house, we wondered how the new one would interact and harmonize with the surroundings, especially the buildings nearby, so that they could form a harmonious combination without dimming the spirit and individuality of the house itself, which serves as a shelter and a home to which the whole family would be attached.

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Bricks form an outermost cover to protect the whole house. Also, they can filter the inner microclimate. Buffers such as lobbies, porches and voids are reasonably arranged to circulate fresh air. The floor plan draws its inspiration from traditional three-part country houses, which include three main areas in the heart and two bedrooms on either side. These areas lie parallel to the adjacent empty land in order to harness natural wind and light.

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This contemporary house contains some reminders of traditional architecture, so that it looks fresh and pleasingly harmonious with the landscape. Seen from above, the house looks like two small pure white blocks contrasting with its separate brick shell. That is our metaphor for the relation between the old and the new, the private and the common, and the family's generations. More importantly, it is very family values which shelter and motivate all of us.

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Cite: "Oldmeetsnew House / Block Architects" 11 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/918807/oldmeetsnew-house-block-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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