Three houses in Vietnam are included in a list of 50 best houses in the world in the year to date, which was released on Tuesday by architectural website ArchDaily.
ArchDaily has so far featured more than 1,000 houses on its website, which it says is an immense diversity of possibilities that “showcase the creativity of architects and serve as a great source of inspiration for those seeking references for their own residential project.”
As it is now past the halfway point of 2019, ArchDaily decided to publish a list of “50 most popular homes of 2019 (so far),” which features “houses that arouse the most interest in our audience.”
Vietnam has three representatives in the list - the 911-Villa, ANHS House and Ha House, all located in Ho Chi Minh City.
911-Villa, located in Thao Dien Ward in District 2, was designed by VACO Design Company in 2018 with an area of 1,083 square meters, according to the building’s profile on ArchDaily.
According to the architects, the construction was inspired by modernist villa in France Villa Savoye and the openness of vernacular architecture.
“The design is an answer to a minimal contemporary lifestyle of a young professional, who possesses an extensive collection of cars in the tropical climate of Ho Chi Minh City,” VACO Design Company said about the design.
Here are some of the photos of 911-Villa published on ArchDaily:
ANHS House, designed by G+ Architects, has a modest area of 43 square meters and accommodates an extended family of three generations.
The house, located in a newly developed residential area in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, is surrounded by weed and canal.
Lives of residents in the community are greatly affected by variety of insects so most people there resort to mosquito nets, which created a challenge and opportunity for architects, according to the description provided by G+ Architects.
“Our concept presents an open space for both the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the house to take advantage of natural light and wind, is essential in green and airy environment,” the architect company said.
Here are some of the photos of ANHS House published on ArchDaily:
A product of VTN Architects with area of 137 square meters, Ha House was just built this year.
Also a private house project for three-generation family, the house is located in an emerging residential area, a 15-minute drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, according to ArchDaily.
“Among such typical highly dense residential development areas in Asia, we decided to propose a strategy of housing that is suitable for tropical climate in which greenery and the residents live intertwined,” VTN Architects said.
The company said they were required to reduce the finishing cost for the house as low as possible due to non-abundant budget. “Therefore, we apply bricks as finishes, a method commonly used in the construction sites in Vietnam while at the same time reducing the construction expenses in general,” it said.
Here are some of the photos of Ha House published on ArchDaily:
A house in Chau Doc, a city in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang, designed by Nishizawaarchitects is also ranked as one of top 100 houses globally on ArchDaily.
Many of the other houses featured in ArchDaily’s top 50 are from Asian countries such as Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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