This house is located in a rice-growing countryside bordering Thai Binh city, where children and grandchildren visit grandparents every weekend.
The land surrounding the house is being cultivated by grandparents under the model of “subsistence agriculture”, including vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, fish ponds, chicken farms, and rice fields. Therefore, the design plan revolves around the most important criterion that is suitable for the lifestyle and daily living habits of grandparents.
Other criteria are natural ventilation, good lighting, reduced energy consumption, and the utilization and reuse of rainwater for domestic use. Meanwhile, the house has the advantage of location, when it has 3 open sides, it has a view of the garden, a large pond and good south wind. The main side of the house faces west.
With the design spirit that brings closeness and familiarity to the elderly (who do not want to change), the team of architects chose the shape and language of the house in the direction of “Traditional Northern house”. “but with a bit of modernity.
The main row of white houses is located at the same location as the old house (the house has deteriorated over the years). Unique red brick block with vertical rotation. By applying mass rotation on the main façade, the house catches the wind, and views of the garden and pond are increased. It also creates the impression of contrast of shapes and architectural materials between the two blocks.
Most people in the countryside have to plant, harvest and dry rice, so a large multi-purpose yard is an indispensable feature for rural houses. However, the architect converted the rice drying yard into a playground for the children, or a gathering place to celebrate and boil banh chung during Tet. This is a space that connects people with nature, families with villages and local communities.
Because the facade of the house is close to the west, the architects have arranged the veranda to act as a transitional buffer space between the inside and the outside, as well as a cooling space for the living room. At the same time, the architect uses “tree blinds” to block sunlight and radiation, help regulate the temperature better while still ensuring ventilation, visibility and also soften the architectural space, helping people to connect closely with nature. nature. With the need to connect the house with the large veranda and yard while still ensuring a wide view, the architects used a rotating wooden door system that simulates the image of a traditional “table door” with the ability to open at night. Multi for all doors.
The door has vertical wooden rails to help regulate light and reduce sunlight into the living room. The opening and closing door system easily changes state, connects more easily with the porch and creates a solid array of materials for the main facade.
The red brick block is directly affected by the strongest rays of the sun, so the architect enhances heat resistance by using double-layer red brick (110mm wall) for the cover wall. Between the two layers of bricks is a 50mm wide air gap to help air circulate, slowing down the heat transfer process. The outside of the wall is covered with a layer of red solid brick to help prevent mold, heat and increase the durability of the wall.
The house has the same layout as the traditional house in the North (3 rooms, 2 wings), so the main axis is arranged from the yard to the porch to the living room and then to the worship area.
The auxiliary function axis is located next to the “wing” including the dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, toilet, ensuring a convenient way to the garden without affecting other spaces.
To increase the connection and interaction between family members, the kitchen area and the green group are put into the center of the sub-functional axis. The combination of the kitchen and the skylight also creates a vertical connection with the 2 bedrooms upstairs.
The 2nd floor is where the bedroom of 2 boys come to play every weekend and the table tennis room of the whole family. The architect took advantage of the sloping roof space to make a small attic room, suitable for a bedroom and or a play area for children. This small bedroom is located in the parent’s bedroom, so it is easy for parents to manage and interact with their children.
The roof tile has a large slope, so it is easy to collect rainwater for reuse. Rainwater is collected in a storage tank and part is used for bathing and washing, the rest is used for watering the garden.
According to the architect, the house carries the spirit of contemporary rural architecture but still retains the traditional spaces and culture, the work will contribute to creating the identity for the modern rural house architecture.
With a simple but appropriate design, after being posted, this garden model has caused many foreign design news sites to continuously share and praise.
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