From the architect. The house is located in Nha Trang, a city in central Vietnam surrounded by ocean and mountains.
Paying attention to the environment and climate, the owners wanted their very own rooftop garden, However, local regulations require almost 50% of the roof area to be covered by gray or orange-color tiles and to be sloped. “To obey this rule but maximize the green area atop, the roof is divided into parallel bands of greened roofs and tiled roofs in an alternating sequence,” the architects explained. The result is a beautiful relaxation spot with plenty of trees and plants.
An open plan living and dining area takes center stage, with large windows opening up to the views. The ceiling height varies throughout the house, for a genuine contemporary living experience. [Information provided by Vo Trong Nghia Architects & ICADA; photography by Hiroyuki Oki]
- Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects, ICADA
- Location: NHA Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
- Principal architect: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto
- Area: 276.77 sqm
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
- Site area: 492.00 sqm