The White House / Saola Architects

The White House / Saola Architects

© François Hervy© François Hervy© Akira Sato© Akira Sato+ 47

  • Architects: Saola Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  160
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Akira Sato, François Hervy
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sika, AGC, Haffale, Muangthong Aluminium Industry, SKC Concrete, TOA, Trimble Navigation, VSI (Xiengkhouan)
  • Lead Architects:S. Phayouphorn
  • Design Team :Saola Architects
  • Furniture:Birds Follow Spring
  • City:Vientiane
  • Country:Laos
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© Akira Sato
© Akira Sato

Text description provided by the architects. On a small plot of land, the white house boldly unfolds dynamic geometrical lines into its lush, green surroundings. Two volumes arranged in a V-shape and seemingly "floating" above the ground divide the land into numerous segments, creating unusual visual effects in a play with perception of scale, position, interior vs. exterior.

© François Hervy
© François Hervy
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© François Hervy
© François Hervy
© Akira Sato
© Akira Sato

The configuration is inspired by vernacular architecture, where different elements of the house are situated on slightly different levels, and where the space underneath the house is used as a cool outdoor living area in connection with the garden.

© Akira Sato
© Akira Sato

A longitudinal pool runs along one of the sides of the land, offering a calm element reflecting color and light onto the white volumes above, and an opening towards the tropical bathroom upstairs. Inside, exposed concrete contrasts with the white exterior, and is softened by warm wooden elements. The interior spaces upstairs are conceived so as to allow for a maximum impression of openness throughout the length of the volume.

© François Hervy
© François Hervy

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Cite: "The White House / Saola Architects" 21 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/937846/the-white-house-saola-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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