Thao Dien House is the result of a renovation carried out on a villa in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The former villa was a dated pastiche and the project involved stripping back the structure to its bare concrete elements, and reworking the building to become a minimalist modern setting.
The upper portion of Thao Dien House is a solid volume which stands supported by square white pillars that blend in seamlessly with the exterior rendering. This allows the ground floor’s open plan interior spaces to be largely unenclosed on three sides to truly appreciate the remarkable outside spaces.
Most notably, the house is both surrounded by and clad with lush vegetation, adding an extreme sense of vibrancy to what might otherwise be considered a muted and somewhat restrained piece of minimalist modern architecture.
We’ve seen living walls in the past on Homeli with our feature on Patrick Blanc’s work. He refers to the features as vertical gardens and his pioneering techniques have brought the concept to prominence. His pieces are incredibly intricate and are works of art in their own right.
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