The perfect urbanity of Vietnamese cities: Houses for trees

In response to the almost complete urbanization of Vietnamese cities, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed a neighborhood of buildings that, due to their green roofs, were called "tree houses".

In an environment in which only 0.25% of the area is dedicated to the growth of greenery, the goal of the newly built neighborhood is to connect its residents with nature. The neighborhood they designed Vo Trong Nghia arhitekti is located at the end of a dead-end street and is only accessible on foot. Even the working name, ``tree houses'', indicates the design concept, which involves five separate cubes in the shape of flower pots, which are positioned around a shared courtyard. The combination of the wooden facades of the cubes and green roofs makes the neighborhood look very natural and pleasant to live in.

View through the canopy to the sky
View through the canopy to the sky

More public areas such as kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms are located on the ground floor, while the upper floors are reserved for bedrooms and bathrooms. The border between the outside and the inside is blurred as much as possible with the help of large glass windows and doors, which allow for sufficient ventilation and a lot of brightness in the rooms. The roofs are flat and covered with a thick layer of soil that allows the growth of larger trees. The architects reduced construction costs as much as possible by using natural and locally available materials.

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