Folding Wall House by NHA DAN ARCHITECT
By Magaly • Aug 2, 2014
Folding Wall House was designed by NHA DAN ARCHITECT.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the home was completed in 2013.
Folding Wall House by NHA DAN ARCHITECT:
“The site is a rectangular lot whose sides are occupied by neighboring multi-story houses. As a result, the design challenges are to bring natural light to bottom floors and create a generous space for living within a small lot.
We started the design by dividing up the program: circulation elements such as stairs and hallway on one side and main living functions on the other. Next, we proposed to fold the wall that divides the program to one side to solve the aforementioned challenges.
By simply folding the wall towards one side, the circulation space is narrowed, thereby increasing usable spaces for the bedrooms on the top floors. The sloping surfaces generated by folding the wall diffuses natural light coming in from above, filling the interior with different lighting conditions as each hour passes.
The structure execution of this folding wall is relatively more complex and expensive than that of conventional structures. Fortunately, we have the approval and cooperation of clients in order to turn the design into reality.”
Photos by: Hiroyuki Oki
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A dynamic and lovely project, beautifully photographed. The stairs were a well covered subject but I would have loved to have seen so much more of the interior.