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A coffee shop is combined with family house in an arched brick building in Vietnam
Vietnam Architecture News - Apr 11, 2019 - 06:59 2729 views
An arched and elongated structure carries a protruding volume that belongs to a family residence, which is the main part that differentiates the functions. Designed by Vietnamese architecture firm Tropical Space, the building shows a strong presence in Da Nang, Vietnam with its large arched openings and brick structure.
Called Cuckoo House, the house is designed for 4 people (parents and 2 kids) combining with a coffee shop located in Da Nang, Vietnam. The project is made up of the local clay brick which brings a familiar feeling to the user and has the architectural shape reminding about the Cuckoo Clock.
The Cuckoo house forms three blocks which is connected by the buffer layers. These blocks place on another rectangular block which is function as a base.
This base block is the coffee shop with the garden as outdoor area and the indoor space. Three blocks above are separated functional spaces of the house and linked by the buffer layers which is un-fully covered.
Block A is the master bedroom including two floors. The upper floor is the bedroom and the other one is bathroom and walk-in closet. Block B also has two floors. The upper floor is the kids’ bedroom and the bellow is the living room. Block C accommodates the kitchen and dining table.
Like a habit, most of people’ daily activities usually take place in functional spaces, Tropical Space detaches walls which are used to defined the place and offer the buffer space to urge people leave their rooms and join together.
These buffer layers can be used flexibly, connecting the indoor and the outdoor of the house which could make the family activities could be both private and open, Meanwhile, it allows the breeze go through all corners of the house and make it chill in the tropical summer.
Ground floor plan
1st floor plan
2nd floor plan
Tropical Space also completed the Long An House, a house providing continuous internal spaces, while presenting the maximization for ventilation efficiency via its two sloped roofs and central courtyard in Vietnam. The firm commonly use brick material and local sources in their projects.
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