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The structure is integrated with large glass panels that provide natural light | Photo source Hiroyuki Oki

A greenery-filled residence in Hanoi with an optimal interior temperature

Architecture & Design

VTN Architects has designed a home and workplace defined by a brick façade that keeps the interior at an optimal temperature

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Spotted: Working with the goal of adding more greenery infused architecture to urban Vietnam, VTN Architects adds Bat Trang House to its portfolio. Situated in Bat Trang Town, a traditional pottery village and part of the larger city of Hanoi, the recently completed project serves as a home and workplace to a family of seven. The two-layer vertical façade system is infused with greenery and is defined by 4098 local handmade ceramic bricks, which was inspired by the client’s ceramics specialism.

A large number of plants and trees infused in the structure not only brings people closer to nature but also keeps the interior at an optimal temperature. Working along with the ceramic façade, no artificial air conditioning is required. Designed with a minimalistic approach, the structure is integrated with large glass panels that provide natural light. The exterior is filled with gaps that help with air circulation and getting the right amount of sunlight into the home.   

Bat Trang House measures 720 square metres over five storeys. The first two floors feature a showroom displaying the client’s pottery, living areas for gathering, a kitchen, study room, dining room, and outdoor terraces. The bedrooms are located on the three upper floors. Additionally, the residence also boasts a number of solar panels and a rainwater collection system that provides irrigation for the extensive greenery.

Written By: Serafina Basciano

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