Project Description


Ho Chi Minh City-based architecture firm Tropical Space constructed a home which maximizes natural ventilation. The building features traditional Vietnamese architectural design with modern design elements to create a minimalist, yet spectacular energy-efficient home.  The home features porous brick walls, an open courtyard and a layout which utilizes cross-breezes.

“Brick is featured in the home in a variety of ways, not only as a structural and facade material but is also used for cooling the home. The front yard is paved with hollow clay bricks, which can absorb the rain and reduce heat on the floor, while porous brick walls let wind and light through without compromising privacy.”

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