The Breeze House, Or, Things That Make You Go ‘WHA….?!?’

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Architect Mel Schenck designed this house in Tân Phú, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for himself and his family to act as an experimental expression of the complicated information age and an analysis of simplicity to reduce energy usage via natural ventilation rather than depending on air conditioning. A large proportion of the exterior facades contain openings to let the natural light and breeze flow through, taking advantage of Vietnam’s tropical climate, which encourages indoor and outdoor activities.  Continue reading “The Breeze House, Or, Things That Make You Go ‘WHA….?!?’”