The Cocoon House by Landmak Architecture

© Trieu Chien

The Cocoon House is a block in a row house in an expensive urban area in Vietnam that became neglected after the country’s economic crisis. Within regulations, the slope roof is a must when doing renovation, and since the old, existing house structure was clustered and complicated, the architecture firm  — Landmark Architecture –decided to add only one floor and one mezzanine. Continue reading “The Cocoon House by Landmak Architecture”

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….?!?’”

Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46

Contents of this week’s episode of WIRed includes: talk of Vietnam’s Blade Runner-esque pavilion proposal, innovations in drive-by PHOTO shooting, Regular Show goes the way of gaming, and strange crowd reactions at Starrcade ’87. Also, Call of Duty: Ghosts and allergies are things… Continue reading “Vietnam Drive-By Photogs REGULARly SHOWing Starrcade ’87- WIRed #46”

Vietnam’s “Blade Runner”-Esque Pavilion Competition Proposal

It’s been a while since I’ve made references to “Blade Runner” in my architecture stories, so — ladies and gentlemen — here’s that follow-up you’ve been waiting for! This is a conceptual design for Vietnam’s Pavilion for the Expo 2015 in Milan, and it focuses on creating a space that mixes settlement and agriculture. Designed by H&P Architects, the building is steel-framed with large modules connected via simple joins and/or overlapping (the longest module is at least 23 feet long).

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