A Family House On A Small Lot In Vietnam

23°5 Studio have designed the BQ-17 House, a home on a small lot for a family in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

The architect’s description

The house locates at a peaceful uncrowded neighborhoods in Binh Chanh Distinct, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. After 10 years working and saving, the couples bought a 7m x 16m (22 ft x 52 ft) ground.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

They wanted to have a comfortable house for kids: 3 rooms for family members, 1 room for grandparents’ visit, garage, and functionalities (working room, altar, etc.).

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

However, urban planning requires to leave 2.5m (8 ft) front and 2m (6 1/2 ft) behind the house. This requirement makes the buildable area a little small in the comparison with expectation of investors.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

The given solution is to build interleaving spaces, which have different foolproof, placed around a central vertical space. This solution creates voids and connections between rooms.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

Seen from outside, the house was impressive with lines which is simple but strong enough to combine cubes as a sculpture. Lot of squares, with different sizes and free layout, join with graceful greenery to attract people and make them curious about entering inside.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

The squares become highlight across from front door to the central block. They do not only get natural light for the house but also created aesthetic effect at night.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

The free space follow urban planning becomes a greenery to lead people into the house. The simplicity in details and decoration makes the house transparent and lightsome.

BQ-17 By 23°5Studio

Architects: 23°5Studio
Architect in charge: Ngo Viet Khanh Duy
Photographs: Quang Tran

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