Vietnam Architecture & Design : Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

Good Morning … how do you feel with 5 days to go before Christmas ? Today I choose to show you a unique house in my Hometown Da Nang … Can you believe the Architect has made a rice field in the roof top ? Good Reading … #MustSeeInVietnam Editor

From above, the roof of this 250-m2 house in Da Nang looks like a mini terraced rice field found in the northwest. 

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The two-story house facing the Han River belongs to a young couple with two kids. The first floor has common space for the family with large glass doors to try and connect with the outdoors. The second floor is for bedrooms and offers privacy.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The architect has tried to provide as much green space as possible by placing plants around the house. 

To limit heat radiation and the urban effect inside, the architect came up with three solutions. One was using greenery to create mini gardens on the wall and roof. The second was to use louvers to block sunshine. The third was to catch breezes by building windows and doors in the east and the south of the house. All were meant to limit the effects of the weather and reduce energy consumption.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

But the highlight of the house is the roof. The architect has turned the roof into a garden that takes inspiration from the terraced rice fields in the northwest.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The architect installed an automatic watering and rainfall harvesting system thatcollects water and stores it in an underground tank for use.

Growing plants on the roof help the house’s structural integrity by reducing heat radiation, which keeps the concrete at a stable temperature and prevents cracking, the architect said.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The living room, kitchen and dining room on the first floor are open. All the rooms lead to a garden through sliding glass doors. The glass allows in natural light and saves power. 

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The house is designed in a modern style and focuses on the natural elements. The interior has neutral colors since natural light is the main priority.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The winding stair that leads to the second floor is a great touch to the interior space. It also help save space.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

A round glass frame stretches between the floor and ceiling on the second floor, continuing the theme of spaciousness and connectedness.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The second floor has two bedrooms and a room for an altar, and all lead to a garden through big glass doors. The architect also added a louver to keep out sunshine if needed but ensure the flow of air.

Da Nang house has terraced rice field for a roof

The front outdoor space is important in reducing the heat of the sun and rainwater splashing in. It is also a place for the owners to relax. A pond also helps cool the air.

Written by Trang Vỹ for E.VnExpress.net


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