A local architecture firm has created a unique ‘cave house’ in Dong Anh District, Hanoi that commands the attention of not only local residents in this outskirts but also the whole industry in Vietnam.
The house is named ‘Brick Cave’ as it is built of bricks on a corner of the suburban area of the capital city that has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years.
The brickwork, occupying a surface of 175 square meters, was completed in 2017 with a design to make people living in it feel like they are among nature.
The structure of the house resembles that of a cave, which was an ancient human habitation, with two brick-wall layers that meet each other at steep angles.
|The 'Brick Cave' is seen in Dong Anh District, Hanoi.|
The two layers serve as a filter to keep bright sunshine, dust and noise out of the main living spaces while still allowing the elements – light, wind and rain – into other areas.
The brick walls are divided into three levels, each of which is dotted with both small and large openings that create a playful atmosphere of light and shadow throughout the interior.
Pockets of greenery accent the brick construction throughout the house while a vegetable garden is planted on the roof.
‘Brick Cave’ has just been listed in the “Building of the Year” nominations for this year's Ashui Awards, an annual award of the construction sector in Vietnam.
Votes are open at http://ashui.com/awards/ from December 1 to 31.
|A vegetable garden is planted on the roof of the brick 'cave house.' Photo: Tuoi Tre|