Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Category: Houses Published on 05 Dec, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

This torus-shaped stone house designed by Vo Trong Nghia architects is located in a quiet residential quarter beside the way to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi. A rising green roof and walls composed of subdued color stones in dark blue create a landscape, which stands out in the new residential area.

The rooms surround the oval courtyard, making a colony-like relationship with each other. Circulating flow runs around the courtyard and continues to the green roof, connecting all places in the house. This courtyard and green roof compose a sequential garden, which creates a rich relationship between inside and outside of the house. Residents discover the changes of the seasons and realize their wealthy life with the nature, thanks to this sequential garden.

To create a wall with smooth curvature, cubic stones with 10cm thickness are carefully stacked. Consequently, the wall performs the play of light and shadow. Massive and meticulous texture of the wall generates a cave-like space, which recalls the image of a primitive house.

images © Hiroyuki Oki


Villa Solaire by Jérémie Kœmpgen Architecture
House MJ by Kombinat Arhitekti
Ecologia Montréal by Gervais Fortin Conception Architecturale
Maison du Boisé by Gestion René Desjardins
Mervau housing in Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie by Tetrarc
Emergency Shelters by Carter Williamson Architects
The Scope House by mA-style
Quinta dos Alcoutins by GGLL Atelier
House in Nada by Fujiwaramuro Architects
The New Hold house in Melbourne by Jessica Lew
Manor House Stables by AR Design Studio
Wo House by SO Architecture
Mediterrani 32 by Daniel Isern Associats
White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Loft Apartment by Alex Bykov
Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos
Atelierhouse by Harry Thaler for contemporary art museum Museion
House in Chiba by Yuji Kimura
House in Sai Kung by Millimeter
The W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio, The Netherlands

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

9 − one =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Submit Your Work