The Nest House / Ho Khue Architects

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  • AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 
    150
  • YearCompletion year of this architecture project
    Year: 



    2023

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    Manufacturers:  Sika, Daikin

Text description provided by the architects. The Nest House, situated on a standard 4,5×16 urban lot, embodies the aspirations and hard work of a young couple seeking a sophisticated living space. This charming home not only enhances their professional lives but also provides a nurturing environment for their children to grow and cherish fond memories.

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Idea Concept – A young Vietnamese couple, comprising a journalist and a teacher, had outgrown their cozy one-story home. They yearned for a more inspiring living space that would fuel their creativity and productivity. The husband, an artistic individual, shared his passion for music with me, and I was enchanted by the piano duet he played with his daughter. This heartwarming moment sparked the idea of a ‘bird’s nest’ – a warm and nurturing abode where the family could thrive, pursue their passions, and watch their children grow in a supportive environment. The concept of a welcoming ‘grove’ emerged, where the family could relax, explore their creativity, and flourish together.

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Plan – 1st Floor
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Solution – Initially, we utilized half of the rear land to construct a minimalist three-story building, serving as a functional anchor. The remaining area was transformed into a lush multi-story garden, upon which a house block was carefully positioned, evoking the illusion of a floating residence. The structural backbone of this design is a stylized steel concrete column system reminiscent of a tree’s natural framework.

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From every vantage point, the urban dwelling resembles a bird’s nest in a serene garden. This central space serves as the heart of the home, hosting the family living room, study, and research areas. It’s a peaceful retreat where creativity can flourish and the family can thrive in harmony.

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Material – The finishing materials for the house drew inspiration from Hoi An’s ancient town, where the owner had spent considerable time. The traditional roof structure, comprising two blocks of houses facing a central courtyard, pays homage to the beautiful garden at the heart of the property.

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Elevations

The wooden door frames, a distinctive feature of Hoi An’s architecture, create a cohesive outline for the house. Additionally, the use of raw concrete for the columns, stairs, and floors, with a grinding finish, adds a sense of ruggedness and durability, inviting occupants to connect with the natural essence of the home.

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