Architecture | 19 Jul 2016
A SMALL HOUSE IN VIETNAM
LT House is a small house located in a new residential area in Long Thanh District, Vietnam, and was designed for two young newlyweds by Tropical Space Co., Ltd. With a limited area, the architects decided to take advantage of the space for sharing areas, so that residents could enjoy the house. Thus, the shared areas start outside the house with the front and back yards, that work as a buffer area to significantly reduces the hot air from outside. The front yard is a relaxing area, ideal for breakfast, and where the wind, the sun and the shade of the brick walls meet each other. The ground floor of the house is a "multi-function" space and the mezzanine is the true family space, where we find two bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room. In order to safeguard some costs, all the furniture of the house is of design simply and easy to make, and was the owner himself who make all of them.
The Tropical Space is an architecture studio based in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), founded by Nguyen Hai Long and Tran Thi Ngu Ngon. With a deep knowledge of the culture and climate of Vietnam, Tropical Space strives to encourage its customers to the use of environmentally friendly, building practices and sustainable material selection.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Trieu Chien