Stacking Green by VTN Architects

Stacking Green is a project designed by VTN Architects. The house is a very typical tube house constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two sidewalls, inspired by the Saigonese culture of displaying green on private houses. Photography: Hiroyuki Oki

We named this tropical, unique and green house as Stacking Green because its façades filled with vigorous and vital greenery. The green façade and roof top garden protect its inhabitants from the direct sunlight, street noise and pollution. Furthermore, natural ventilation through the façades and 2 skylights allow this house to save a huge amount of energy in a harsh climate in Saigon. Concerning these ecological approaches, we referred a lot to the bioclimatic principles of traditional Vietnamese courtyard house.

Architect Firm: VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Daisuke Sanuki, Shunri Nishizawa (3 principals)
Design Team: Nguyen Minh Tung
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Status: Built in 02. 2011
Program: Private house
Location: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
GFA: 215m2
Client: Individual

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