H&P Architects tops Vietnam house with a plantable roof to create “cube of the earth”

H&P Architects tops Vietnam house with a plantable roof to create “cube of the earth”

Planning the future with a sustainable view, H&P Architects has created a magnificent AgriNesture house. Nestled in the lush landscapes of Vietnam, the house is designed to accommodate a large space for agriculture so that the owners can grow and have their own organic food. The house located in the vicinity of town Mao Khe in Quang Ninh Province has a magnanimous growing space as the country has lost millions of hectares of agricultural land in order to establish urbanization and acknowledge industrialization. The roof of the building is designed to be used for planting along with a system for rainwater collection. According to the architects, “The house is like a cube of earth cut out from a field, inside this cube are many nooks of the nest connected to a section of field at the top roof.”

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Cladded in red bricks framed with reinforced concrete, the 75 square meters house is a two-story building. The interiors are also designed in sync with the external surface. Large windows and skylights are designed to let the outdoors reign in the house, which the studio termed it as a “home for all” with regards to the service of education, health, and community. The plantation over the roof continues through the house as a combined and grand planter sink has been crafted from concrete to hold an indoor tree. The mesmerizing view opens up to a selection of green plants suspended from the ceiling.

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The studio has already begun working on the successor of this project, which is located in Hai Duong near Mao Khe. The architects hope that the house will serve as a template for further residential development in the area. Each home will be topped by planted areas and will elevate the use of local materials.

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“Users will directly participate in building the house, and they will actively divide the spaces subject to their own needs,” the studio said. “Also, they are also the ones to produce the cover materials appropriate for their local conditions.”

“The building process will help create jobs and shape homes which promote agriculture development and bring about ecological balance as well as economic stability for the population in vulnerable areas,” it continued.

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H&P Architects has previously designed a house in Hanoi. The residence resembles a grand brick cave. The leftover construction material was used to construct a community building by the studio.

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