Lien Thong House uses a split-level structure to create many open spaces, the facade is divided into squares combined with skylights to help reduce the harsh western sun.
Lien Thong House is a townhouse located in a small alley in An Phu Ward, District 2 (now Thu Duc City) in the city. Ho Chi Minh. The house with an area of 84m² designed by 6717 Studio in a contemporary style is for a young family including husband and wife and 2 small children.
Based on the method of dividing floors and floors, the design team of 6717 Studio has applied the technique of this structure to create a lot of open space, allowing members to relax comfortably. For example, the bench in the living room or the stairs in the center position. Also, there isn’t any limitation between functional areas. So parents can watch the kids play while they are doing housework. This is also the reason that the project was named Lien Thong House – Connecting House.
To avoid the harsh western sun in the afternoon, the facade of the house is divided into different squares, combined with a large skylight balcony to form a “buffer zone” to reduce the direct sunlight from the west. doorways. The location of the squares is also a space for the owner to open the door on the balcony so that light and wind can enter the house for an airy space.
Particularly, the 2nd and 3rd floors are arranged with both a small garden and a toilet in front, also for the purpose of reducing the harsh sun. All of these solutions are aimed at “cooling” the space in the narrow city center. In addition, the architects also designed a skylight on the top of the roof so that the house can receive strong natural sunlight, so that the space during the day is extremely bright, helping to save energy. maximum power saving.
The width of the large staircase helps to link the spaces together horizontally. On the other hand, the atriums of Lien Thong House connect the spaces inside the house vertically. In Saigon, the “crowded” townhouses often have a narrow area, lack of sunshine, lack of wind, so it is extremely secret. Regular use of air conditioners also affects the health of family members.