Artfully-designed ‘floating nest’ house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine

A unique tube house with woven bamboo screen running the entire facade in Ho Chi Minh City, brought in by designer nicknamed atelier ngng has recently appeared on French architecture magazine Design Boom.

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In the article, the author describes the woven bamboo screen as “an element of traditional Vietnamese architecture that protects the whole house from the severe west sunlight while maintaining a high degree of privacy”

Other materials to harmonize the house includes wood, glass, and iron. The abundant greenery throughout the building completes the whole picture.

Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
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The floating nests is located on a narrow lot (4 x 12m), typical of tube houses in ho chi minh city, which is blocked by neighboring buildings on three sides.

The house fully meets the owner’s demands from the beginning, which is an airy, relaxing place with green areas to satisfy her gardening hobbies.

To have more natural light and better ventilation, the architects choose to omit partition walls within the building, using ‘greenery’ and ‘void’ to separate functional spaces.

Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
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The design of the house comprises three large voids: a front and a back garden, spanning all three floors and separating the interior from the streets outside; and a central lightwell, across the two upper floors, separating the home office from the resting area”, the article describes.

Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
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The material palette of the house combines materials reminiscent of traditional Vietnamese villages, such as bamboo and wood, with contemporary ones, like glass and iron. A natural material that is both environmentally friendly and economical, bamboo is has been chosen for the front façade of the building in the form of a woven screen, according to Design Boom.

Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
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‘These different strategies make the whole house feel light, as if it were floating in a large green space and filled with light,’ notes the studio. ‘at dusk, when the sun sets, the light from inside the house shines through the gaps between the bamboo trunks and the leave cuts on the iron walls, making the house look like a lantern in the middle of the neighborhood.’

Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
(Photo: Via Design Boom)
Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
(Photo: Via Design Boom)
Artfully-designed 'floating nest' house in Vietnam covered in French architectural magazine
(Photo: Via Design Boom)