I remember back in my early days of blogging when I would obsess over all things architecture. In fact, architecture might’ve been my first love. My tumblr is a testament to that. October 4th was World Architecture Day and though belated, we’re still going to acknowledge it with this beauty called the Stepping Park House by VTN Architects that I spotted on Archdaily. As an avid nature and plant lover, I love how the architects seamlessly integrated the outdoors. I am drooling over all the plants inside!
Stepping Park House
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
According to the architects- STEPPING PARK HOUSE was designed for a typical Vietnamese family with three generations. Each private function is packed into a concrete box that is seemingly stacked randomly. The horizontal concrete slabs, between boxes, are the terraces where trees grow. These semi-outdoor spaces serve as living and dining rooms where people gather.
The architects also said; The void that is opened diagonally upwards brings natural ventilation through the house, as a result of the chimney effect. In that way the use of air conditioners is minimized. Walking through the space, one will feel the wind moving from the living room to the top floor of the house. Green façade eases the intense sunshine of the tropical climate. The model becomes a precedent for housing in tropical climates.