House for Trees, a prototypical house within a tight budget of 155,000 USD, is an effort to change this situation. The aim of project is to return green space into the city, accommodating high-density dwelling with big tropical trees.
Five concrete boxes, each houses a different program, are designed as pots to plant trees on their tops. With thick soil layer, these “pots” also function as storm-water basins for detention and retention, therefore contribute to reduce the risk of flooding in the city when the idea is multiplied to a large number of houses in the future.
House for Trees, Tanbinh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Program: single-family house
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Kosuke Nishijima
Architect: Nguyen Tat Dat
Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Photographer: Hiroyuki Oki
Area: 111.66 sqm