Site Size: 840 square feet
Project Size: 4,000 square feet
- Wood doors: Shorea wood
- Paints and stains: Dulux ICI for interior and Kova for exterior
- Floor and wall tile: Vietnamese natural stone for bathrooms and ground floor
Program: The clients desired a live-work space for their five-story, single-family townhouse in Hanoi, Vietnam. Each floor has a specific function: the ground level is for parking, the second level is an office, the third level has living and dining areas, and the fourth and fifth floors are devoted to bedrooms. To maximize privacy, the office has a separate entrance and staircase.
Solution: The building, made of cast-in-place reinforced concrete, is edged with recessed terraces clad in operable wood screens for privacy and added security. Behind the screens, operable glass windows and doors help modulate interior temperatures. A concrete and brick light well adjoining the stair provides additional natural ventilation and light.
DA & A architects
63/68 Nguy Nhu Kon Tum
Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam