Combining neutral tones, natural materials, and indoor/outdoor living, Am House is a reprieve from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
When the marketing director for a large corporation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was in search of a new home, he sought a place that would be a respite away from the stress of work and city life. He turned to three young, local architects working collaboratively together: Nguyen Huu Duy of AmDesign Architects; Nguyen Duy of Time Architects; and Bui The Long of CTA | Creative Architect. Selecting a site about 45 minutes away from the city in Can Giuoc, Long An province, the trio built a home on a plot just under an acre.
For maximum impact, the three designers sited the home adjacent to a lake, providing expansive views and heat reduction during the day. The residence itself consists of 5 separate blocks that are arranged under a thick thatched roof, each providing unique views into other spaces in the home as well as out onto the landscape beyond. The placement of the structures also promotes natural ventilation and ensures that natural daylight reaches each space.
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