See how this row house became the best on the block, with the use of one simple material

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 
When Landmak Architecture were tasked with renovating a red brick row house in Vietnam, they decided to stand out from the rest, by surrounding the home with a skin of white concrete blocks.
 

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

By covering the home with the blocks, it not only stands out from the rest of the row houses, but also provides some added benefits.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

The main benefits are the additional privacy for the home owners, while still allowing light and air to pass through.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

The concrete blocks also provide a decorative artistic element to the home.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

Behind the concrete blocks on the lower level, are spaces for private gardens, that benefit from the rain and sun, that penetrate through the blocks.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

Here’s a view looking up from ground level of the home.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

Here you can see how the concrete blocks provide a little more privacy, when the bedroom is open to the small balcony.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

 

The blocks still allow light to flood the interior, like in this home office.

The Cocoon House, located in Vietnam, and designed by Landmak Architecture.

Photography by Trieu Chien

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