Hanoi capital with high population density, severe traffic jams, often facing air pollution, lack of public spaces and trees, but at the same time, this is a place imbued with culture. and a long tradition of Vietnam. The impressive house that we introduce to you today is located in Ha Dong district (Hanoi), designed for a family of 3 generations to live together, with a harmonious space in the middle of the bustling city. , in order to improve the quality of life in the traditional family.
The project is called CH House designed by the team of ODDO Architects. The location of the house is a typical plot of land for long and narrow tube houses in the locality, specifically CH House has a width of 4.2m x length of 35m, usable area of 220m². Inspired by the traditional houses of Hanoi, the house is filled with natural light and ventilation thanks to the courtyards. The design idea is to bring a breath of traditional spirit to modern life, in harmony with fresh green nature.
The facade of the house is designed as a “double layer” with the outer layer made of perforated cement blocks and the inner layer made of glass and steel frames. The double-layer facade combined with a layer of trees helps to block sunlight, dust and natural ventilation throughout the length of the house. The facade is also designed with a large window, providing more light when needed and giving the house facade a more attractive, charming look.
The function of CH House is divided into 2 areas: 2-storey business area and family area. Common family spaces such as living room, kitchen, dining room and library are arranged on different floors with different ceiling heights to create a continuous open space to maintain communication between members. family members together more easily.
In addition, the design of the team of ODDO Architects helps the house to be “open” in a reasonable way, bringing an unexpected sense of spaciousness even though the width of the house is limited. In addition, the 2 children’s bedroom is arranged above the main area, next to the gaps that allow connection with the members downstairs. The quietest area is in the innermost part of the house, including his bedroom and the master bedroom of his parents.
The aim of the architects was to achieve spatial harmony with consideration of family traditions, local climate and contemporary lifestyle. The relationship between family members in the North of Vietnam is very strong. Generations of grandparents, parents and children living together under one roof, living, eating, chatting, sharing,… In today’s modern technological world with smartphones and televisions, These links are increasingly weakened. Therefore, space design emphasizing the connection between family members, especially in the context of the hustle and bustle of life and work is extremely necessary.
In addition to the warm atmosphere between people and people, nature is also an important part that has a positive influence on mental health. However, the rapid development of big cities creates a shortage of green space for residents to relax. The planting of trees and ornamental plants in the house is necessary and helps to create a peaceful living space and relieve stress. CH House is not only a place to live but also a harmony, creating a link between people and nature to be able to balance life in the best way possible.
Project name: CH House
Design: ODDO Architects
Year of completion: 2019
Location: Ha Dong District, Hanoi
Photo: Hoang Le