By: AHL architects associates
Architects: Hung Dao, Hoang Nguyen
Location: Hưng Yên, Vietnam
Area: 160.0 sqm
Photographs: Hoang Le
Architects: EPV is a semi-detached house located in Ecopark Green Urban Area, Vietnam. Ecopark is known as a new green urban area with a lot of ancient trees, low building density and the house seems to be hidden behind the trees. The client wanted a house where he could rest and relax every weekend.
Pure, simple and a bit rustic with delicate details
The rule was that the architect can only transform the inner spaces, not the outside in order to avoid affecting the general landscape of the area. The existing characteristics of the project (location, demand) were the starting point for the architect’s design ideas: pure, simple and a bit rustic with delicate details.
The ground floor layout is changed to bring more comfort and fit new demands. The side terrace is connected to the living space inside by using a slide and a fold door system. A big void has been created in the middle of the space bringing better connectivity between spaces (horizontal and vertical).
Polished concrete, cement walls, bamboo, and solid wood are the main materials for the interior furniture
Two wooden fin blocks are placed inside, becoming the focal point of the house. This wooden block is folded from wall (2nd floor) to ceiling (1st floor) and also helps to hide all technical systems on the 1st ceiling. The dining table located under the void receives maximum natural light and ventilation from outside. Polished concrete, cement walls, bamboo, and solid wood are the main materials for interior furniture. The finish is rustic but still has delicate details. Finally, the client owns a weekend house that is quiet, relaxing and with large open spaces.