It goes without saying that there is much to love about every house in the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection. But when it comes to co-existing in harmony with nature and enjoying indoor-outdoor living, these five projects take the cake.
Borrowing elements from traditional dwellings, K59 Atelier has designed Tile Roof House to withstand the tropical monsoon climate and contribute to the cultural identity of Ho Chi Minh City.
Stepping Park House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is the latest addition to the firm’s “House for Trees” series challenging the status quo of architectural design in Ho Chi Minh City.
These are our favourite living spaces from Habitus House of The Year showcasing clever, and considered, connection to nature. Which is your pick? Have your say for the People’s Choice Awards by voting now.
Whether you take your cappuccino with almond milk or soy, great café design ideas are something we can all get behind. Here are the best of the bunch that reflect their local scene to a tee.
Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is becoming known as one of the world’s most sustainable and socially conscious architects, with heavy emphasis on the use of bamboo, which he calls ‘green steel’.
District Eight Design is an office and workshop based in Vietnam that merges design and build. In Habitus issue 26 we meet founder, Australian Darren Chew, to discuss his journey. Here, we enjoy his products, made with careful attention to detail.
‘Greenfall Renovation’ is Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ solution to Hanoi’s urban problems. It’s triangle light well, choice of reflective materials and abundance of greenery combats electricity shortages and flooding, pollution and general lack of green, creating a lush explosion of colour in its busy neighbourhood. Words by Tess Ritchie.