Folding glass doorways and perforated steel screens enable for the mediation of sunshine, air flow, and noise on the J Home in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, designed by native studio CTA.
CTA, brief for Inventive Architects, was approached by a instructor who had bought a slender plot measuring 4 by 24 metres and wished to create a vivid, ethereal dwelling to accommodate areas for her gardening interest.
Set again from the road behind a perforated steel gate, the J Home is organised as a layering of areas, starting with a lounge and classroom that’s accessed by full-height, folding glass doorways.
Past this room is a kitchen and eating area on the centre of the house, which results in a bed room and a small personal backyard at its southern finish.
Every of those areas is separated by giant, wood-framed screens, infilled with panels of translucent, clear and textured glass that creates quite a lot of gentle qualities and sight traces by the inside.
Because of the narrowness of the positioning, skylights are used to tug gentle and air into the centre and rear of the house. They’re topped with a skinny layer of stones to cut back glare and create dappled shadows inside.
“After analysing the everyday defects of townhouses, the workforce put the standards of inexperienced area, pure gentle, pure air flow and noise prevention into the highest precedence checklist within the design course of,” defined CTA.
“The indoor area is at all times full of pure gentle however not sizzling, furthermore, the shade from the stone layers creates an impact just like the solar by the leaves, serving to to extend the sensation of nature.”
A skylit staircase results in J Home’s smaller first ground, which accommodates an extra bed room, toilet and terrace area on the entrance, and a rooftop backyard sheltered by a metal-framed pergola on the rear.
Externally, the house’s higher storey is clad with a gridded sample of finely perforated steel panels, with a spot to permit for unobstructed views from the bed room window and terrace.
Inside, a palette of darkish wooden, concrete and stone panels enhances the dappled shadows, lending the dwelling a sense of heat and intimacy, whereas the hollow-frame ceiling system is helps to soak up noise from the road.
Based in 2014, CTA is a Vietnamese structure studio led by Bui The Lengthy, Vo The Duy and Nguyen Thi Xuan Thanh in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.
Different tasks lately accomplished by the studio embrace a slender dwelling in Tay Ninh clad in brown scalloped tiles and one other residence in Bien Hoa that’s wrapped in perforated bricks.
The pictures is by Hiroyuki Oki.