in the façade of the NDC house, vietnamese architecture firm tropical space has applied its trademark clay bricks in a perforated arrangement, extruded from a concrete base. located in district 1, the central urban district of ho chi minh city, vietnam, the 300 sqm residence expands in four levels, comprising a double-height ground floor, a mezzanine, and two upper floors where more private spaces are located.
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tropical space has also used elements of the clay brick and concrete exterior within the residence, combined with solid wood surfaces and details, and a terrazzo floor. the perforated façade is used to bring enough natural light and air inside without compromising privacy, while it also encloses an outdoor terrace at the top floor. pieces of furniture in solid wood create a warm, cozy atmosphere within the different rooms, complemented by plenty of greenery. the kitchen, dining room and living room are located on the ground floor, a second living room occupies the mezzanine, and bedrooms are placed on the two upper floors.
name: NDC house
architect: tropical space co.,ltd
team: nguyen hai long, tran thi ngu ngon, nguyen anh duc, nguyen thi thuy, trinh thanh tu
location: district 1, ho chi minh city, vietnam
site area: 80 square meters
building area: 300 square meters
levels: 4 (1 ground floor, 1 mezzanine, 2 floor)
sofia lekka angelopoulou I designboom
jun 24, 2019