Vietnamese house crowned at international architecture award

Houses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An won the category of Residential Architecture – Single family of Architecture MasterPrize competition.

Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is an international architecture award initiated by Farmani Group based in Los Angeles (USA), in the system of international awards for design, architecture and photography. This is the 6th year AMP has been held.

In early November, AMP announced the list of winning works. AMP awarded the “Design of the year” award for the gymnasium of Green School in Bali, Indonesia. The “Interior Design of the Year” award went to the Atelier Audemars Piguet museum in Le Brassus (Switzerland) and the “Urban Design of the Year” award went to Eleftheria Square in London.

In the category of Housing Architecture – Single family, two Vietnamese projects were named.

The project in Ho Chi Minh City called Villa Tan Dinh was designed by MIA Design Studio on a land of nearly 300 m2 in District 3. The house is like a miniature park with a lake and green trees, it took four years to complete.

Instead of just arranging a few small patches of green trees at the entrance or steps like many other townhouses, the architects wanted to create a large garden. They came up with the idea of ​​​​arranging the living spaces “across, suspended in the heart of a miniature park”, giving homeowners the feeling of walking on bridges.

All indoor activities are linked together through gaps with trees, water and natural light.

See more pictures of the project here.

Villa Tan Dinh is designed based on the idea of ​​arranging horizontal living spaces, suspended in the heart of a miniature park.  Photo: Oki Hiroyuki

Villa Tan Dinh is designed based on the idea of ​​​​arranging living spaces “crossing, suspended in the heart of a miniature park”. Photo: Oki Hiroyuki

The house in Hoi An, located in Cam Thanh, is the work of lequang-architects office. Not only for four people to live, the house is also a shelter for birds, spiders and insects thanks to the green garden. It is also used as a small community center for the host, an environmental activist, to meet and socialize with neighbors.

The house in Hoi An takes the garden as the center.  Photo: Hoang Le

The house in Hoi An takes the garden as the center. Photo: Hoang Le

In addition to Housing Architecture – Single family, Vietnamese works also won in many other categories.

Specifically, TAA Design’s Tony Fruit Office in District 4 (HCMC) won the Green Architecture category, and D1 Architecture Studio’s Hotel le Bouton in Da Nang won the Hotel Architecture category. Straw by MIA Design Studio won the Display and Texture category. The Red Cave and The Que, two business complexes designed by 23o5 Studio, won the Entertainment Architecture and Small Architecture categories, respectively.

This year, due to Covid-19 AMP did not hold the award ceremony. The winning works will be sent online certificates.

“We are proud of this design and want to share the honor with the local laborers who built the house,” the lequang-architecs office said on its personal page.

With thousands of entries from 65 countries, the organizers called this year’s contest “the most competitive ever”. Entries are divided into 41 categories, scored by a jury of more than 70 experts in the fields of architecture, design, and photography.

Minh Trang

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