Vietnam. A double brick shell encloses fragments of different landscapes

In Hanoi, H&P Architects designs a skin system that protects from light, rain, noise and wind, generating a constellation of more or less private environments.

H&P Architects, Brick Cave, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017

On the outskirts of Hanoi, the Vietnamese firm H&P Architects completed a residence modeled and adapted to the dense urban context. The house features a double brick shell, to which a green system is incorporated. The constructive system takes up the widely diffused techniques in the rural areas of Vietnam.

The two “skins” are filters that selectively include or repair from atmospheric agents such as light, rain, noise and wind. In the upper part the cladding tilts to dialogue with the surroundings, to find optimal views and perspectives. The house is made up of a series of interconnected spaces that gradually pass from being open and public to closed and private. The border between inside and outside, home and street, man and nature is blended. The project puts in a row views and fragments of different landscapes: gardens, alleys, courtyards... allowing the use of the house at different times, also according to the typical tropical monsoon climate of Northern Vietnam.

H&P Architects, Brick Cave, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017
H&P Architects, Brick Cave, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017
Brick Cave
single family house
Hanoi, Vietnam
H&P Architects – Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
Design team:
Nguyen Hai Hue, Trinh Thi Thanh Huyen, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Duc Anh, Tran Van Duong
190 sqm

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