“A breath of fresh air midst of chaos” is a statement that perfectly sums up the Stacking House. Located in the middle of one of the most densely populated cities in the world, this house stands in complete contrast to its neighbouring buildings.
From a stretch, this house seems like a vertical garden, because the front and back of the structure is engulfed with concrete planters. This facade is far more convenient than just being superficial as this helps in reducing the noise and air pollution and regulating sunlight throughout the house.
The planters are specifically designed to be nurtured without much effort, as they can be watered through an automatic system of irrigation pipes that collects and distributes the water throughout the facade. The overall design compliments the speciality of Vietnamese tube house architecture, which is narrow but long.
The staircase in the back of the house is deliberately placed in between the planters to give a fresh puff of air. Lucid Interior selection is very subtle, as it flawlessly submerges with the plant faced exterior of the house. In the day, you can even experience sunlight escaping through the leaves, harbouring all over the house, which looks absolutely serene.
Name: Stacking Green
Size: 215 sq m
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Veitnam
Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Image credits: ©Hiroyuki Oki: https://bluprint.onemega.com/japanese-photographer-hiroyuki-oki-architectural-photography/