The Country House

Client: Mai Phu Phong
Location: Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai District
Year of Design: 2016
Year of Completion: 2016
Property Size: 700m²
Construction Area: 270m²
Gross Floor Area: 440m²
Orientation: South West
Architects:  Hoang Thuc Hao, Nguyen Van Tuan, Vu Xuan Son, Nguyen Binh Minh


Regarding the building structure, functional rooms are located between open spaces: large curved corridor, garden, courtyard and atrium are arranged flexibly. Open terrace spaces are covered by a thatch roof and edged by trees. The whole building structure considers human measurements. 

Based on traditional experiences, the interaction between the inside and the outside within spacious architecture plays an important role. The lamellar solar protection is made out of wood and appears vertical along the corridor. Together with the roof, it creates a curved surface. Besides, the natural grey color of the thatch roof melts together with the garden.

All the functional spaces are covered by a thatch roof and wood lamellae. Walls are made of unburned bricks including an ecological insulation. Every room has at least two sides interacting with the nature which creates a comfortable and fresh indoor climate. 

A smart electronic system regulates all the electronical devices depending on the personal needs in a ecological, economical and efficient way. Solar panels producing 7Kw electricity are located on the top of the roof and reduce consumption by cable transferred electricity. A 370m² big water tank collects rainwater which is enough to water plants in the garden. Furthermore, the roof made of thatch also regulates the indoor climate.