Small Home Maximizes Space and Ventilation Using a Cool Atrium



A variety of constraints played a key role in creating the distinctive and creative A’s House on Hoang Van Thai Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. With no more than just 46 square meters available for the construction of a modern and space-savvy home for a newly married couple, Global Architects & Associates turned towards a gorgeous atrium to open up the modest interior and give the residence an interesting dynamic. Built on a tight budget and in a short duration of time, the basic steel structure of the house allowed for the considerable reduction of construction costs.

A’s House Project by Global Architects & Associates in Hanoi

Lower level living space of the house in Vietnam with atriumStaircase leading to the top level of the A's House in VietnamExposed brick wall and live edge table for the dining roomCentrally placed atrium brings natural light and freshness into the small homeSimple design of the staircase and the house save time, space and resourcesWood and brick surfaces add textural beauty to the small interiorHomeowner's bedroom on the second level connected with the home workspaceStudy and home office on the top level

The open atrium on the lower level welcomes you with a breath of fresh air and plenty of natural light that enlivens the dining area, small living space and kitchen next to it. With the public spaces being placed on the lower level, a large bedroom and a multi-purpose room that serves as a home office, study and relaxation space make up the second level. A small bridge connects the bedroom with the multi-purpose room and leaves enough open area of the atrium void even as rustic color scheme and diverse finishes in brick and wood shape a welcoming and unique house.

Lower level living space of the house in Vietnam with atrium

Staircase leading to the top level of the A's House in Vietnam

Exposed brick wall and live edge table for the dining room

Centrally placed atrium brings natural light and freshness into the small home

Simple design of the staircase and the house save time, space and resources

Wood and brick surfaces add textural beauty to the small interior

Each house built has their own interesting story behind and this house does, too. The owner, a young lecturer, with his little knowledge in wood furniture, had himself designed and created furniture for his own house, making the house look as it is hiding something really special in his way!

Homeowner's bedroom on the second level connected with the home workspace

Study and home office on the top level

Smart lighting and rustic finishes give the interior a unique vibe

Small bridge connects the master bedroom with the home office on the second level

Floor plan of the first level of the A's House

Second level floor plan with multi room and bedroom

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