OldMeetsNew House

Firm LocationHo Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
CompanyBlock Architects
Lead ArchitectDang Duc Hoa
Design TeamNguyen Viet Khoa
ClientPham Xuan Tai

Bricks form an outermost cover to protect the whole house. Also, they can filter the inner microclimate. Buffers such as lobbies, porches and voids are reasonably arranged to circulate fresh air. The floor plan draws its inspiration from traditional three-part country houses, which include three main areas in the heart and two bedrooms on either side. These areas lie parallel to the adjacent empty land in order to harness natural wind and light.