23o5studio's huy house is an oasis in vietnam with delicately patterned sunlight

Sep 19, 2021

23o5studio completes its huy house among a residential neighborhood of bình thạnh, vietnam. the solution concentrates living and resting spaces in one plane, connecting each other through a large space, stretching continuously from front to back of the house. all daily activities — such as cooking, taking care of trees, children playing, the elderly exercising — are connected in this space. nature is surrounded and interwoven into the functional areas, creating a blurring of the boundary between inside and outside, but still ensuring privacy for rest.

images by hiroyuki oki

with its huy house, the architects at 23o5studio aims to reduce the decoration, the spaces are used materials and natural light along with trees to create interesting experiences. the long eaves create a pleasant atmosphere and are reminiscent of traditional houses. this creates a generational connection, the integration between the contemporary of the young and the nostalgia of the elderly. the project is reclined deep inside, the roof system is lowered symbiotically into the surrounding environment. in addition to using all green fences and large trees with foliage to form a green oasis in the heart of the city, the building appears to be looming and hidden in the surrounding nature.

ambiguity of definitions, ambiguity in the experience of dimension and proportion of space, and usage. a space constructed with a specific function, but able to serve many different functions, a neutral scene, activated by the user.

space is separated into different layers with a ubiquitous material inside and outside, blurring the boundaries, only the subject and the atmosphere surrounding the subject form solid. light is slowly set up with regions that directly and separately the space into components light, material, tranquility, temperature, resulting in the field a peaceful and feeling familiar with the atmosphere of the traditional east asian housing spaces. the stillness in space brings people to deeply feel themselves, towards one.

project info:

project title: huy house

architecture: 23o5studio

location: bình thạnh, vietnam

lead architects: ngô việt khánh duy design team: hưng trần, mai tiến ninh, nguyễn minh, phạm đức minh, võ thanh linh

photography: hiroyuki oki