BackSociety » Architecture » [Photos] Da Nang’s Garden House Is a Green Urban Paradise

[Photos] Da Nang’s Garden House Is a Green Urban Paradise

In the cramped quarters of urban Vietnam, greenery is hard to come by.

One Da Nang home, however, bears no shortage of trees and other plant life thanks to the work of Ho Khue Architects. The Da Nang-based firm is responsible for the ultra-green Garden House, a typical Vietnamese tube house with a twist, reports ArchDaily.

With a narrow plot of land – four meters wide, 40 meters long – the Ho Khue team eliminated the challenge of bringing ventilation and natural light into the house by building the structure as two separate blocks connected by a series of bridges.

At the center, the Garden House’s open courtyard serves as a green space, letting light into the building’s interior, while decorative brickwork and trees line the bridges connecting the two areas of the house.

Out front, planters filled with trees and other greenery adorn the front façade, adding a burst of color to the Garden House’s gray stone exterior, while a roof garden rounds out the building’s array of plant life.

Take a look at Ho Khue’s Garden House below:

[Photos via ArchDaily]

Related Articles

in Architecture

'Gentle House' Taps Traditional Vietnamese Architecture for Modern Inspiration

Blending the natural environment and modern construction, in 2012, Ngoc Luong Le Architects created the gentle house, a home on Hanoi’s outskirts that combines modern and traditional design elements t...

in Architecture

2 Slim Vietnamese Homes Featured In British Architecture Magazine

2 Vietnamese homes designed by Vietnamese architects have made Deezen Magazine’s list of “10 Super Skinny Houses.”

in Architecture

2 Vietnamese Designs Take Home Top Awards at International Architecture Festival

A21 Studio’s “The Chapel” and Vo Trong Nghia Architect’s “House For Trees” both took home top awards at last week’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore.

in Architecture

ArchDaily Nominates 3 Vietnamese Architects for Building of the Year Awards

Global architecture website ArchDaily is currently hosting its 2016 Building of the Year Awards where, much to our delight, Vietnamese architecture is well-represented. Among its 14 categories, l...

in Architecture

CNN: Vo Trong Nghia Is Next Big Name In Architecture

Vietnamese starchitect, Vo Trong Nghia, had quite a 2014 with a number of his firm’s designs receiving international commendation. It looks like he’s off to a great start in 2015 as American news netw...

in Architecture

Chinese Government Bans 'Weird' Architecture

Modern-day China's epidemic of creative buildings has come to an end, as the government recently placed a ban on “weird architecture”.