* Residential Architecture: Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 6 December 2012
Residential Architecture: Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects: “..This torus-shaped stone house is located in a quiet residential quarter beside the way to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi, Vietnam. A rising green roof and walls composed of subdued color stones in dark blue create a landscape, which stands out in the new residential area..The rooms surround the oval courtyard, making a colony-like relationship with each other. Circulating flow runs around the courtyard and continues to the green roof, connecting all places in the house. This courtyard and green roof compose a sequential garden, which creates a rich relationship between inside and outside of the house. Residents discover the changes of the seasons and realize their wealthy life with the nature, thanks to this sequential garden..To create a wall with smooth curvature, cubic stones with 10cm thickness are carefully stacked. Consequently, the wall performs the play of light and shadow. Massive and meticulous texture of the wall generates a cave-like space, which recalls the image of a primitive house..” Interesting form, details, interior volumes and materiality..
See our posts on three other projects by Vo Trong Nghia Architects:
- Residential Architecture: Gia Lai House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
- Architecture: wNw Bar by Vo Trong Nghia
- Residential Architecture: Stacking Green by Vo Trong Nghia
image: © Hiroyuki Oki; article: “Stone House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects” 04 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/301751>