French architect and photographer Julien Smith, is established in Vietnam for 7 years and run the studio “Less Is More Design”. For today we would like to present an original project called “House-=+” and located in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), a crowded city in Vietnam. Here are the details we received: An empty land of 4m*25m in the middle of a traditional Vietnamese plot has been chosen for him and his family to establish their own place and the studio as well. This house is a typical case in Vietnam where sites are narrow and long. This is an interesting “nha pho” (Vietnamese name for small and narrow city house) reference. This design could be qualified as a minimalist, modern tropical design while transposing the domestic Vietnamese architecture features. Volumes, open spaces, natural light were the first concerns. The main impressive feature of this house is the 5 meter high folding shutters louvers. “A challenge that we have overcome with the carpenter”. (except sanitary ware, light appliance and chairs, almost the entire house is costume made with local manufacturer). This unique element composes itself the entire façade and reaches all the expected functions: design – identity – solar control – privacy – security. Have a look at the photos and please give us your feedback in the comments section.
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