The existing site proposed interesting design challenges, with the tree overshadowing the site, making it difficult for pedestrians to recognise the building from the main road. However, this scenario presented a unique opportunity to consider the existing tree as a main feature, creating a delicate backdrop to the ever-changing foliage.
The Lantern, Dong Da district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
Design team: Nguyen Thi Thoa, Koji Yamamoto, Dao Sy Dung
Main contractors: Dai Dung JSC, T.S.I. Vietnam Co. Ltd.
Site area: 72 sqm
Floor area: 383 sqm