Here are some houses around the country designed for family members to gather on special occasions like the Lunar New Year (Tet).
In Hanoi’s Dong Anh District, a house is built like a communal compound with a large courtyard in the middle for family activities surrounded by a worship building and rooms for relatives coming from far away to stay.
Red bricks and wooden pillars add further to the ambiance of a typical northern rural home.
Also in Dong Anh District, this house has a combination of modern features like a couch and a long dining table with traditional elements such as a Vietnamese sitting mat, big wooden pillars and pottery.
A 3.7-meter sky well helps brighten the house and create an impression on visitors.
In the southern province of Tay Ninh, architects set up a pool with duckweeds on top to imitate natural ponds in rural Vietnam.
This home in the central province of Binh Dinh, a son’s gift to his parents, has a spacious living room that opens into a garden.
The house is designed with several sitting areas like this to receive friends and relatives.
In the northern province of Phu Tho, sapele wood was used to create a home with modern interiors.
The house is owned by a retired couple who often invite family members over during Tet and other holidays.
This house in the central province of Binh Thuan has the typical wooden interiors of a Vietnamese home including the iconic armchairs, altar for ancestors and wardrobes.
It was designed as an all-in-one living space for its 80-year-old occupant.
In the southern province of An Giang, local woods were used to create a roomy residence for three families.
Architects set up rooms with different levels to separate them to reduce the need for brick walls and allow in more natural light and air.
This house in the central province of Thanh Hoa has the features of a typical stilt house of the Thai people. The family that owns it belongs to this ethnic group.
All family members live literally under a single roof since there are no rooms and dividers. The family takes advantage of this feature to organize large family gatherings.
By Minh Trang for www. E.VNExpress.com
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