The Cocoon House

The rehabilitation of a row house in a prestigious district of Ho Chi Minh, degraded after the economic crisis, is an opportunity to draw a lining that catches the eye, protects privacy and opens the view.

Landmak Architecture, The Cocoon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This house is a block in a row house in the expensive New Urban area, but now seem to be neglected after the economic crisis in Vietnam.
Within the regulation, the slope roof is a must when doing renovation… The architects want this place to be reborn, with a new form (full of energy, romantic, peaceful with an awareness of security). The old house structured is clustered and complicated, so they only add one floor and one mezzanine.
Landmak Architecture, The Cocoon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Landmak Architecture, The Cocoon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The advantage of the place is the space at the front and the back of the house, with more nature approaching like garden. Landmak Architecture decided to add a kitchen block at the back with the roof as the terrace for the master bedroom on the second floor.

The old balconies at both end of the house are skinned with ventilation brick block, inside this skin is the green space for rain, wind and sunlight to shine through. This in a way can be seen as a cocoon, where we still have access to nature but also appreciated the security factor.

The Cocoon House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Program: single-family house
Architects: Landmak Architecture
Architect in charge: Ta Tien Vinh, Truong Tuan Chung
Design team:Le Minh Hoang , Ngo Hung, Nguyen Viet  Anh , Nguyen Thao, Pham Dinh Hanh, Vu Nam Son, Do Tho Ha, Tran Viet Phu,  Bui Huy Toan
Project manager: Nguyen Trong Huan
Completion: 2016

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