Concrete Structures Do Double Duty

As a way to make their mark on nature conservation, the architects at Vo Trong Nghia Architects creates a makeshift forest in Vietnam with House for Trees. The ambitious project was for contracting company Wind and Water House JSC and had a modest budget of $155,000. The actual house is divided into the five over-sized planters in which the lower floors serve as the common areas while the upper floors contain the bedrooms and bathrooms. Natural light floods the bottom floors as the large glass doors give a sense of continuity between the indoor and outdoor space leading to the central courtyard.

For more revolutionary architecture, try Sou Fujimoto’s House K Soars in Design.

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